Presented by BBC journalist Zahid Lalani, TEDx University of Salford features 10 speakers giving talks on the theme of new world normal.

Among the line-up is Yale School of Public Health Professor, Kaveh Khoshnood and Operation Christmas Child charity founder Dr Dave Cooke.

The event has been organised by public health alumni and School of Health and Society students.

Event organiser Nisha Kassam said: “We are hoping TEDx University of Salford will be inspiring – we will be showcasing stories of positivity and perseverance as well as exciting new ideas.”

“We hope that we can create an annual event that will employ the skills of students from all faculties and disciplines.”

The event will take place virtually on Saturday 6 March from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets are available for free via Eventbrite.

Find out more about the speakers on the TEDx website.

Full line-up:


10.00am till 12.35pm

Why Esports are the New Normal | Professor Andy Miah
Inclusive Education and Gender Representation | Timipre Wolo (Esq)
One of the biggest threats to humanity is what’s on our plates | Michael Kuech
Fair access: the enabler to prosperity | Mo Isap
Rethinking Human Rights in times of COVID-19 – Lessons from the Pandemic | Ximena Vengoechea
Public Health in times of War and Conflict | Professor Kaveh Khoshnood


13.30pm till 16.00pm

Hope, Happiness and Plastic Surgery | Gary Ross
Get Up, Stand Up: the new norm for home workers | Dr Alexandra Clarke-Cornwell
Ticking all the Boxes | Dr (h.c.) Dave Cooke
How to harness the power of Self-Reflection | Krishna Gohil


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