From Isolation to Transformation

Ghosts of TEDxExeter past and future

Some news from Hazel Stuteley, one of our speakers past…

Since TEDxExeter 2013, the Connecting Communities (known as C2) programme has now spread to India! As part of the ‘Community Centred Medicine’ workstream within the College of Medicine, Hazel was invited to speak at the Global Health Futures conference in Bangalore in November sponsored by the World Health Organisation. Other speakers included fellow TEDx presenter Sir Jonathan Porritt, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and HRH Prince of Wales. The focus of the conference was to define solutions to tackle the impending crisis caused by the ‘silent epidemic’ of preventable long term chronic disease. C2 has a track record of preventing the health behaviours which lead to these conditions and following Hazel’s presentation,she was invited back to India in 2014 to deliver a 3 day C2 learning programme to equip practitioners there with the skills and mindset needed to promote community resilience and self-management.

…and Karima Bennoune, one of our speakers future…

Karima’s book “Your Fatwa does not apply here” has been chosen by the American Library Association to feature on their Booklist Editors’ Choice list for 2013. The Editors selected titles which are representative of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections. Their scope is intentionally broad, and they attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.