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TEDxYouth@HABS 2023

This term marked the highly anticipated annual TEDxYouth@HABS event, a student-led initiative intending to promote inspirational ideas that are genuinely ‘worth spreading’. Boasting an even more impressive line-up of speakers, 17 presenters took to the stage to explore the theme of Turning Points. 

The media team, led by Suleman (U6M2), captured the event with incredible videography, ensuring that all our speakers’ talks can be published on the official TEDx YouTube Channel. We are proud to now represent the global community of over 13,000 TEDx events in 150 countries, all hosting incredible thinkers, innovators, and academics who shape the world we live in.

One of the many highlights of the event includes our keynote speaker, Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE. Lord Bilimoria discussed ‘Luck, Serendipity and Sliding Doors: the turning points in life’, emphasising the small yet significant changes in his life that shaped him to become the man he is today. We were also excited to welcome Alpesh Patel, OBE who spoke about ‘what top traders can teach us about achieving success and happiness’, Akshay Ruparelia who questioned ‘how to edit the life story you think is already written’ and we heard Meryem Arik review ‘AI’s looming hardware crisis’. These were just some of the many fantastic speakers we were excited to welcome to the school.

No doubt, all speakers’ unique areas of expertise and passion resonated deeply with all our students and soon, the global audience too. We would like to thank all the speakers who came to the event and were an instrumental part to TEDxYouth@Habs. Thanks must also go to the media team, led by Suleman, and the team of teachers, technicians and students for their support.

Huge congratulations and well done to the TEDx committee who organised such a wonderful event: Yash (U6R2), Faraz (L6R2), Suren (L6H2), Rishi (L6R2) and Mr Ovia.

Click here to visit the TEDxYouth@HABS homepage

We were privileged to welcome the following speakers, and listen to their inspiring talks: 
Rt Hon Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL FCA: Founder and Chairman, Cobra Beer | President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Luck, Serendipity and Sliding Doors: the turning points in life
Alpesh Patel OBE: CEO, Asset Management | Financial Expert | UK Govt Dealmaker The Mindset of Wealth: what top traders can teach us about achieving success and happiness
Akshay Ruparelia: Founder, | Entrepreneur | Forbes 30 Under 30 How to edit the life story you think is already written
Lavina Mehta MBE: PT | Speaker | Wellness Coach

“Exercise for Sanity not Vanity” 

Meryem Arik: Co-founder at TyTN AI Mind the gap: AI’s looming hardware crisis
Shelim Hussain MBE: Manging Director, Euro Foods From Village Slum in Bangladesh to Millionaire in UK
Dr Vishaal Virani MBBS: Co-founder, Doctorpreneurs How patient power is revolutionising healthcare
Dr Christophe DeRay: Philosophy PhD | Teacher at Habs Why you shouldn’t be yourself
Ian Wheeler: Head of English and Drama at Habs How I learned to love Peter Pan and other stories
Rinesh Mehta: Mathematics Teacher | Financial Expert Our portfolio of turning points
Dr Ian StJohn: PhD in Modern History and Economics | Author | Teacher at Habs The Industrial Revolution: the greatest turning point in
Human History
As well as our very own A Level students
Zain (L6J1): Linguistics How language has shaped everything
Aryan (L6C2): Philosophy Ancient Philosophical logic in a modernised world
Manav (L6S2): Economics Changing the way we think about the world’s most important number
Sahrid (L6R1): Physics Is science tired of saving the world?
Shivank (L6M2): Neuroscience From Science Fiction to Reality: the promises and pitfalls of Brain Computer Interfaces