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Mike Toscano – Basics of the US Government

It took a fair amount to pull off, but did you see how we were able to arrange that demonstration of American politics and law in action just in order to promote this talk by Mike Toscano on how the … Continue reading

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Sam Green – I ♥ Aristotle

Sam Green is not the first person to come and speak about happiness on our stage, but his subject was probably the first great thinker on the topic, and I suspect if you asked Sam he’d say that after 2334 … Continue reading

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Dan Williams – Walt Disney World: This was supposed to be the future

Building a city is no Mickey Mouse undertaking, yet it was exactly what Walt Disney intended when he set out to build what would become the second Disney theme park. In this, the second of our talks at Ignite Bristol … Continue reading

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Antony de Heveningham – Bristol Trails Group

For a town without mountains Bristol is unusually blessed with great trails for mountainbikers, but it’s not simply good fortune – it’s bloody hard work on the part of a team of volunteers. Antony de Heveningham is the man who … Continue reading

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Carole Jackson – Child Abuse: a reality check

The media love to report about missing children. But what sells papers or what makes for compelling television isn’t necessarily representative of the facts of child abuse. Carole Jackson tells us what the facts really are and asks us to … Continue reading

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Martin Couzins – Cycle lanes. Designed not to be used.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkqPyDhVY5A] The “nudge” was the political notion of last summer – getting people to do what you want by gentle prompting them to do it themselves, rather than forcing them. On that line, committed cyclist Martin Couzins points out, … Continue reading

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