Press Releases 2014-2015

Academics’ TEDx Talks Released


Eagerly anticipated videos have now been released of two University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) academics who spoke at the inaugural TEDxSwansea during the summer.

Having successfully secured a license from TED, the first ever independently organised TEDxSwansea took place in June at Swansea Grand Theatre. Launched in 2009, TEDx is a program of locally organised events that bring the community together to share a TED-like experience of informative talks and live creative performances.

Videos from TEDxSwansea have now been released to the public and include the talks of two UWTSD academics, Dr Catriona Ryan and Dr Paul Hutchings.

Dr Catriona Ryan is a poet, theorist and academic author. As the creator of a new critical theory, paleo-postmodernism, Catriona is now extending it to other research areas as an interdisciplinary tool for academics, artists and others to explore the potential of language as a base for creative thinking.

Dr Ryan’s talk, entitled ‘Unlocking Creative Thinking’, can be seen below:

Dr Paul B. Hutchings is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Paul is currently Director of Studies for Psychology at UWTSD, where his research focuses upon how attitudes towards race, immigration, and associated values influence our implicit and explicit prejudices.

Dr Hutching’s talk, entitled ‘Developing the Diversity Habit’, can be seen below:

TEDxSwansea sponsors included: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), the Faculty of Applied Computing and Engineering (UWTSD), the International Institute for Creative Entrepreneurial Development, and Brightseed Digital Creative Agency.

For more information about TEDxSwansea, please visit, @TedxSwansea on Twitter, and ‘TEDxSwansea’ on Facebook.

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