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Series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society

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    • Samhälle och kultur

Series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society

    War on Two Wheels

    War on Two Wheels

    Lois Pryce argues that bicycles need to be reclaimed as simply a mundane means of transport - and cycling needs to be uncool again.

    As a passionate advocate of two-wheeled transport, whether it's powered by an engine or her own legs, Lois is tired of disapproving looks. And she thinks that in the case of bicycles, it's partly because cycling has turned into an identity. She wants to revert to the time it was just a way of getting around.

    Producer: Peter Snowdon.

    • 21 min
    The Power of Mentoring

    The Power of Mentoring

    Reggie Nelson believes in the importance for young people of finding a mentor and tells the extraordinary story of how he found his own.
    Presenter: Olly Mann
    Producer: Sheila Cook

    • 26 min
    Embracing Uncertainty

    Embracing Uncertainty

    Caoilinn Hughes discovers the power of embracing uncertainty instead of always fearing it. In her work as a writer and in life, she commends a little more leaping into the unknown.

    Presenter: Olly Mann
    Producer: Sheila Cook

    • 26 min
    Ending Ageism

    Ending Ageism

    Carl Honoré believes we're all missing out by stereotyping older people as "over the hill". He argues for recognition of the positive sides of ageing, and thinks everyone would benefit from more inter-generational mixing. "Spending time with people of different ages makes us happier – and less ageist. After all, nothing shoots down stereotypes more than getting to know the people being stereotyped."

    Presenter: Olly Mann
    Producer: Sheila Cook

    www.carlhonore.info

    • 25 min
    Change Through Engagement

    Change Through Engagement

    Mahamed Hashi draws on his experience as a teacher, youth worker, councillor and victim of a stabbing and shooting to speak out against racist stereotyping. He explains why he thinks community outreach is a two way process: meeting people's needs but also listening to what they have to say, especially young people. Positive engagement with the police and representative bodies is the way, he believes, to change racist culture and a discriminatory status quo.
    Presenter: Olly Mann
    Producer: Sheila Cook

    Mahamed Hashi: Twitter @drnbyp and Instagram @hashiwho

    • 25 min
    Making Sense of the World

    Making Sense of the World

    Nwando Ebizie describes the world she senses: one of glowing lines and shapes; whizzing, fizzing dots; and auras around people, trees and stars. Nwando's experiences with a condition called 'Visual Snow' have been an important impetus to her work as an artist. Other people's reactions, when Nwando describes them, have been another. In her art, and in this beautiful talk, Nwando tries to bring others into her world, a world which she describes as a denial of absolutes, and one in which everyone understands that their own sensory experiences are unique.

    Presenter: Olly Mann
    Producer: Giles Edwards

    • 22 min

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