An unmissable talk by Rory Sutherland, the acclaimed Behavioural Economist and - with 6.5m views - a TED Talk superstar, on how your ideas, products and brands can triumph in defiance of logic Read more.
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH in conversation with Hannah MacInnes
An inspirational evening with Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, who arrived in England alone as a Kindertransport refugee from Nazi Germany and became one of Britain’s most eminent technologists, making a fortune by empowering women in technology through her company Freelance Programmers (later FI, then Xansa) - a software business offering flexible home working when the concepts of ‘software’ and ‘flexible working’ barely existed. Read more.
Giles Coren is a man of many talents. A restaurant critic, Times columnist, TV presenter, award-winning novelist, and raconteur, his taste, wit and insight have made him a national celebrity and the ultimate dinner party guest; and though we cannot offer supper with Giles in a world-class restaurant, How to Academy proudly presents the next best thing: Giles in conversation with LBC’s Matthew Stadlen, on the subject of supper in world-class restaurants. Giles will be revealing his nominations for the most delicious sustainable and ethical dining experiences in the UK – those that go beyond great food and wine in the ethical and sustainable ways with which they run their business. For the past decade, chefs and restaurateurs have been placing greater value on sourcing local and seasonal produce, reducing carbon emissions, minimizing waste, supporting sustainable practice by farmers, producers and wine-makers, and being an active part of their own communities. At the same time, more diners want their money to go to restaurants with high standards of ethics, integrity and sustainability as well as high standards of great food and wine and good times. Giles’s new guide Truth, Love and Clean Cutlery aims to bring everyone together at the table. Ten per cent of the publisher’s revenue from sales of the UK edition of Truth, Love and Clean Cutlery will benefit the Sustainable Restaurant Association, a not-for-profit social enterprise, which aids food-service businesses to work towards sustainability and guides customers towards more sustainable choices. The SRA will use this money to support its One Planet Plate campaign, helping diners use the power of their appetite wisely. Read more.
with Don Grant and Mandy Saligari. Presented by Kirkland Newman Smulders. Moderated by Hannah MacInnes.
In this masterclass, leading addiction psychologists Dr. Don Grant and Mandy Saligari will help us understand and limit the often devastating impact of digital devices and social media on our children, families, and ourselves. The 21st century “drug of choice” isn’t an illicit chemical: it’s digital technology. Digital devices and social media were sold to us with the promise of enriching communication and intimate connection. But as these new technologies become ubiquitous in our daily lives, their dark side is impossible to ignore. Teens struggling with device management report lower levels of self-esteem and suffer from more anxiety and depression; couples report lower levels of relationship and life satisfaction. Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, suicide, addiction, poor memory, concentration and attention are reaching epidemic proportions, and increasingly, research is showing a correlation between these issues and our relationship with devices and social media. These new technologies have changed our brain chemistry to prime us for addiction and increasingly take the place of real human contact, sleep and exercise. They can have a hugely detrimental effect on our mental health and brain development, and crucially, on that of our children and adolescents. Psychologist Dr. Don Grant, one of the world’s top experts on technology and addiction, and Mandy Saligari, a leading expert in parenting and addiction, unpack the effects of our unhealthy relationship with devices and social media, and provide us with invaluable strategies and tools for healthier device management and good digital citizenship. Whether you’re a concerned parent, mentor to members of the “iGeneration”, or simply fanatical about Facebook and keen to reclaim some headspace, don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from two leading experts on the psychology of addictive technologies. In Association with MindHealth360 MindHealth360 is a global not-for-profit dedicated to raising awareness and providing resources on integrative mental health and functional medicine psychiatry to those suffering from common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, poor attention and memory, etc… their friends, family and health practitioners. MindHealth360 believes that mental health issues can only be sustainably healed by following an integrative and functional medicine approach to mental health which treats the root causes (the biochemical, psycho-spiritual, and lifestyle factors) of mental health symptoms. Read more.