TEDxBath Announces Big Event

TEDxBath announces line-up for its biggest ever event: Kaleidoscope

The event will leave a lasting impact on the Bath community, forever changing the audience’s perspectives on social, environmental, and technological matters

TEDxBath Kaleidoscope logo

We live in a time when beliefs, colours, perspectives, and ideas are continually shifting. Meanings change, new ideas and actions disrupt, and important new questions challenge the status quo. Alongside these changes is a notion of ‘heritage’ – beliefs, values, creations and traditions that generate a sense of familiarity, pride, value, and identity. At TEDxBath Kaleidoscope – in a city renowned for its heritage – we will hear from diverse and energetic speakers and acts, with powerful ideas and surprising perspectives on the potential for change. We’ll be exploring how new ideas may be inspired by our heritage, or how we need to challenge it, to achieve the best outcomes for society.


About the event:

  • Kaleidoscope, an afternoon of innovative talks will be held at The Forum, Bath, on 15th October 2022.
  • The event will be TEDxBath’s largest ever with 12+ speakers and up to 1,600 guests in the audience.
  • The diverse speaker line-up includes: 12 year-old ‘Boy in the Tent’ Max Woosey, Olympic gold medalist Amy Williams, and LGBTQ+ Activist and Eastern Orthodox Theologian Nik Jovčić-Sas.
  • Many of Bath’s largest businesses have rallied together to sponsor the event and amplify its impact within the community.


On Saturday 15th October 2022, TEDxBath will open the doors to its biggest ever event: Kaleidoscope. Hosted at Bath’s largest venue, The Forum, with a capacity for 1,600 guests in the audience, TEDxBath will showcase a renowned lineup of 12+ speakers focused on changing perspectives through mind-opening talks.

The event will cover contemporary talk topics such as: global food security, zero carbon design, sports psychology, overcoming mental trauma, and dance and happiness. The event will also feature performances from talented local people and include the TEDxBath Innovation Lab: a place for the audience to discover innovations from sponsors, mingle with past speakers, and continue discussions about the talks they have just witnessed.


TEDxBath Curation Lead Geoff Rich said, “We’re so thrilled to be bringing another amazing lineup of TEDx speakers and acts to the largest venue in our home city.  This year’s speakers range from 12 to 82 years old and all will be sharing diverse and powerful ideas and stories. We are very excited to offer them our stage and we can’t wait to introduce them to our live audience!”

TEDxBath Lead Organiser Rhodora Baguilat said, “We are building TEDxBath as a fully inclusive community. We are looking forward to our event on 15th October and to welcoming people from all backgrounds, ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and people with visible and invisible disabilities. We are passionate and proud to reflect diversity in our audiences, our city, and on our stage.”


Key Speakers include:

Yasmeen Lari:

World famous pioneer of zero carbon architecture, and designer of over 55,000 zero carbon, low cost homes in her home country of Pakistan, 82 year old Yasmeen Lari will take to the stage to explain the crucial role of traditional materials, local wisdom – and women – meeting the world’s future sustainable housing needs.

Katie Mobed:

As a leading Performance Psychologist and Culture Coach Katie Mobed will explore how we can all take steps to maximise our personal potential and become the best we can be.

Max Woosey:

12 year old schoolboy Max Woosey, now famous as ‘The Boy In The Tent’, will take to our TEDxBath stage to share how his inspirational efforts to raise money in memory of his friend has given him the adventure of a lifetime, and a keen desire to encourage others to act too.

Calie Rydings:

Award-winning journalist, podcaster and campaigner, Calie Rydings delivers a straight-talking but sympathetic look at the long-term impact of trauma on a survivor’s body, mind and sense of self.

George Obolo:

By diving into how one can move from simply pointing out issues to becoming involved in creating real change by outlining three key components, George Obolo will use case studies from his own personal life, such as his work with The Black Excellence Network, to explain how he succeeded in changing 100 lives in 1 month.

Aliénor Salmon:

Aliénor Salmon will take you on a journey to liberate your body from your desk and put happiness science into practice by learning not only how to walk the talk, but how to dance it. In this powerful talk, Aliénor will show you what it means to live life with greater meaning and purpose, engage with the world around you and develop deeper connections, while being free to authentically express yourself.

Ping Coombes:

Bath-based BBC TV Masterchef winner, Ping Coombes, joins us to share the life lessons of her personal journey from redundancy to nationally famous chef, finding her passion for cooking and sharing Malaysian food, and getting new businesses off the ground as a busy working mum.

Anna Taylor:

As one of the world’s leading authorities on sustainable food strategies, Anna Taylor will share her insights on how we can provide enough food for everyone, during a rapidly growing global population.

Amy Williams:

Olympic gold medallist and Bath-based TV presenter, personal trainer and Mum, Amy Williams MBE OLY, will explain how we can all take steps to achieve amazing personal goals.

Nik Jovčić-Sas:

As an LGBTQ+ activist, musician and drag queen, Nik Jovčić-Sas will take us through important ideas about ritual, tradition and iconography which bring a unique twist to his current work: ranging from Pride bake-offs judged by drag queens in rural Somerset, Balkan circle dances at UK festivals or protests with rainbows on religious images. Their talk will discuss how ritual can help the LGBTQ+ community today, and how we can valuably bring ritual back into our daily lives to collectively process emotions, and foster a greater sense of community.

Dr Yagya Regmi:

International renewable energy expert, Dr Yagya Regmi, will take us on a journey to explain the future pattern of global energy needs, and how his team’s scientific research points the way to exciting breakthroughs in clean energy technology and a green and clean energy future.

Ruby Sant:

Artist, Teacher and Robot Designer, Ruby Sant, believes we are all accidental ‘roboticists’. Having worked with all kinds of community groups – from school children to young offenders – her talk will explore how designing robots can help us to create a fairer and more equitable future.


The event’s theme ‘Kaleidoscope’ will explore the transient nature of our society’s meanings, beliefs, perspectives and ideas. It will be an opportunity to delve into new, colourful ideas and how they may be inspired by our heritage, or likewise challenge it.


TEDxBath Kaleidoscope 2022 will be streamed in multiple languages thanks to software provided by Sponsor-in-Kind, KUDO.

Early Bird tickets are available HERE


For all enquiries please contact:
Bobby Marsh
Communications Lead

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