We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.



At TEDxCambridgeUniversity, we are known for creating two things: a conference and a community.


At our TEDxCambridgeUniversity events, we combine live speakers with TED videos to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. We host an annual TEDx conference, but also smaller TEDxSalons throughout the year.


We also want to connect people who share an interest in ideas, personal development and forward thinking from across the university. Students, professors, postgrads, undergrads, Erasmus, scientists, arts and humanities alike – we would love to have you.


TEDx Salon: Are Radical Thinkers Necessary for Innovation?

Baroosh, 8 Market Passage, Cambridge

Wednesday 19th October 2016

18:30 - 20:30

Tickets available!

Our theme for 2015’s conference was ‘By Other Means’, through which we proposed a re-think. Of the way we live, the ways we plan our cities and produce our goods, of the ways we relate to each other and to our environments. We stressed the need for powerful alternatives to our current ways, with a focus on credibility and impact. We brought you ideas that stand a real chance of making a difference in the world – and showed just how you could be a part of that change.

Watch Our 2015 Talks

Our theme for our 2014 conference was ‘One World’ Weaving together performing arts, global health, the environment and social entrepreneurship, we explored the different ways in which people are interconnected across space and time, and what some of the consequences of this growing interconnectedness might be. Each of our speakers, in their own way, was involved in developing new, innovative and challenging ways of thinking about this interconnectedness.

Watch Our 2014 Talks