The Environment and Society Salon concludes an eventful year

TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh presents Salon events, a series of evening TED-like events occurring throughout the year. These smaller events will be a combination of TED-like talks and interactive spaces to spark informal discussions.

Our fourth TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh Salon, "Environment and Society", happened on March 26th from 6 until 8pm in the Grassmarket Community Project. This was the last event TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh held this academic year. This Salon was themed around the University of Edinburgh's Global Environment and Society Academy.

The event featured two live speakers: Louise Horsfall and Chris Speed

Photos: Paul Alistair Collins


Our third Salon: Health a success

Our third TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh Salon, "Health", happened on March 19th from 6 until 8pm in the Grassmarket Community Project. This Salon was themed around the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy.

The event featured two speakers: Heather Cubie and Devi Sridhar, who explored different facets of thinking about health - experimental research and social policy making.

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Our second Salon event: Development happened on January 22nd

Our second TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh Salon, "Development", took place on January 22nd from 6 until 8pm in the Grassmarket Community Project. This Salon was themed around the University of Edinburgh's Global Development Academy.

Dr Zoe Marks spoke on the realities of civil wars, drawing on individual stories from Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war. Dr Barbara Bompani spoke about how increasing state sanctioned homophobia in Africa is being challenged by powerful new movements in civil society.

Photos: Paul Alistair Collins


The first Salon event took place on November 27th 2013

Our first TEDxUniversityofEdinburghSalon took place on November 27th from 6 until 8pm in the Grassmarket Community Project. Our premiere Salon was be themed around the University of Edinburgh's Global Justice Academy.

The event featured Dr Julie Cupples, a lecturer in human geography whose work encompasses cultural geography, and Dr Katy Long,  a lecturer in international development whose work focuses on migration and refugee issue. Talks were followed by interactive spaces and a fair trade wine reception.