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5 speakers, 15 minutes each. No script. The world's leading figures in the arts, science and media give talks about their enduring achievements, wildest moments or deepest passions. It's inspiring, informative, provoking, and above all, entertaining. Based in London but making forays to Sydney, New York and Milan, 5x15 has featured Joanna Lumley, Brian Eno, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jung Chang, Ruby Wax and Alain de Botton.
(Podcasts produced by Russell Finch)

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    • Performing Arts
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5 speakers, 15 minutes each. No script. The world's leading figures in the arts, science and media give talks about their enduring achievements, wildest moments or deepest passions. It's inspiring, informative, provoking, and above all, entertaining. Based in London but making forays to Sydney, New York and Milan, 5x15 has featured Joanna Lumley, Brian Eno, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jung Chang, Ruby Wax and Alain de Botton.
(Podcasts produced by Russell Finch)

    David Spiegelhalter - Communicating statistics, risks and uncertainty in the age of COVID19

    David Spiegelhalter - Communicating statistics, risks and uncertainty in the age of COVID19

    David Spiegelhalter is Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the University of Cambridge, which aims to improve the way that statistical evidence is used by health professionals, patients, lawyers, media and policy-makers.

    Apart from academic publications, he has written The Norm Chronicles (with Michael Blastland), Sex by Numbers, and the recently-published The Art of Statistics. He presented the BBC4 documentaries Tails you Win: the Science of Chance and the award-winning Climate Change by Numbers. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2005, knighted in 2014 for services to medical statistics, and was President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-2018. His greatest achievement came in 2011, when he was 7th in an episode of Winter Wipeout.

    5x15 brings together outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 11 min
    Empowering Women, Socially, Culturally and Economically - Sharmadean Reid

    Empowering Women, Socially, Culturally and Economically - Sharmadean Reid

    Sharmadean Reid is an entrepreneur, founding Beautystack and WAH Nails. Her mission is to use technology to empower women, economically, socially and culturally. A former fashion stylist and brand consultant who started WAH as a hip hop magazine for girls in 2006 while still at university. She then founded WAH Nails as a side project in 2009. WAH completely changed the beauty landscape with its millennial voice, feminist attitude and innovative salon space. She then wrote two books, delivered global pop up nail salons for 100s of brands, created a product line with Walgreen Boots Alliance and was awarded an MBE from HRH Queen in 2015 for services to Beauty. Alongside all of this she shared her journey by organising business events for young female entrepreneurs culminating in futuregirlcorp.com. @sharmadeanreid

    Recorded live at the Tabernacle in London's Notting Hill on 23rd September 2019.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: www.5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 13 min
    Tim Harford - The next 50 things that made the modern economy

    Tim Harford - The next 50 things that made the modern economy

    Tim Harford is a behavioural economist, BBC radio and TV presenter and award-winning Financial Times columnist. He offers a distinctive blend of storytelling, humour and intelligence. The presenter of the BBC’s More or Less and Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy, FT columnist, Oxford Fellow and million-selling business author is a compelling storyteller on economics, management, psychology and the unexpected bits in between.

    5x15 brings together outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 15 min
    Fiona Shaw - On the creative process

    Fiona Shaw - On the creative process

    Fiona Shaw is an Irish actress and director, and one of the most recognised performers of her generation. A star of both stage and screen, she has numerous film credits, including diverse roles in My Left Foot (1989), Three Men and a Little Lady (1990) and a turn as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter series, to name but a few. She has worked extensively with the National Theatre, and received several awards for her work on stage, including three Laurence Olivier awards for best actress. Recent award winning television performances include Carolyn Martens in Killing Eve.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 13 min
    Luke Harding - Shadow State- Murder, mayhem & Russia's remaking of the West

    Luke Harding - Shadow State- Murder, mayhem & Russia's remaking of the West

    Luke Harding is a Guardian foreign correspondent who has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. His books include Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem, and Russia's Remaking of the West and Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House. Collusion was a #1 New York Times best-seller.

    The Kremlin expelled Harding from Russia in 2011 while working as a reporter in the country. He has written five other books including A Very Expensive Poison, about the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, and Mafia State about his work in Russia as a reporter and becoming an enemy of the Kremlin.

    5x15 brings together outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 11 min
    Colin Grant - Homecoming- Voices of the Windrush generation

    Colin Grant - Homecoming- Voices of the Windrush generation

    Colin Grant is the author of Homecoming (2019); Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey (2008), I and I: The Natural Mystics Marley, Tosh and Wailer (2011), Bageye at the Wheel (2012). Homecoming draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs by the women and men who came to Britain from the West Indies between the late 1940s and the early 1960s. In their own words, we witness the transition from the optimism of the first post-war arrivals to the race riots of the late 1950s. Homecoming is an unforgettable portrait of a generation, which brilliantly illuminates an essential and much-misunderstood chapter of our history.

    Colin Grant is an author and teaches creative non-fiction writing, most recently for Arvon and Sierra Nevada College. Grant is also a historian, Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies and producer for BBC Radio. He joined the BBC in 1991, and has worked as a TV script editor and radio producer of arts and science programmes on radio 4 and the World Service. He has written and directed plays including The Clinic, based on the lives of the photojournalists, Tim Page and Don McCullin. Grant has also written and produced several radio drama-documentaries.

    5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.

    Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.com
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/5x15stories
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/5x15stories
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

    • 14 min

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