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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Wed 17th Sep 2014

RGS * Can And Will * Land Rover

7pm

SoldOut

Mike Goody

Mike Goody

Mike Goody is a former Aircraftsman who served in the RAF. He was injured when his patrol was hit by an IED and the blast led to him losing part of his left leg below the knee and caused hearing loss on his left side. Mike also suffered a brain injury and has been diagnosed with PTSD. Since being injured, sport has been a big part of his recovery process. In 2009, Mike swam the Channel as part of a three man wounded team and competed in the swimming leg of the 2011 Bolton Iron Man and both the marathon and swimming sections of the 2012 Iron Man. In 2010 Mike attended the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Inspiration Programme and in 2012 through Help for Heroes, Mike took part in the London 2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony.

Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling is the founder and CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions to real-world problems. Inspired by an article he’d read, Ebeling flew to Sudan to 3D-print and fit prosthetic limbs for children of the war-torn region, then left the equipment behind with locals he’d trained who continued after he left, thus establishing the world’s first 3D printing prosthetic lab and training facility. Mick’s Not Impossible endeavors came to prominence with the Eyewriter: a DIY, open-source, low-cost device that enables individuals with paralysis to communicate and create art using only the movement of their eyes.

Karren Brady

Karren Brady

Karren Brady is vice-chairman of West Ham FC, senior non-executive director of the Syco and Arcadia Boards and the Small Business Ambassador for the Conservative Party. Karren was the youngest managing director of a PLC in the UK when she floated her business – Birmingham City FC – on the London stock market when she was 28 years old. She has won many awards for services to business over the years, including Business Woman of the Year and most Inspirational Woman of the Year. In December 2013 she was awarded a CBE for services to women in business and entrepreneurship. Karren is also the chairman of Mentore, an organization that aims to accelerate the development of female talent to increase diversity at board and senior executive levels. She also famously serves as an aide of Lord Sugar on The Apprentice.  

Pam Warhurst

Pam Warhurst

Former chair of the Board of Forestry Commissioners, Pam Warhurst is a community activist. She lives in Todmorden West Yorkshire and from there co-founded Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership. She is the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing regional chair and she also chairs Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company for the South Pennines. She has previously served on the Board of Natural England, where she worked on the countryside and rights of way bill. Pam has also been Deputy Chair and Acting Chair of the Countryside Agency, leader of the Calderdale Council and chair of the National Countryside Access Forum and Calderdale NHS Trust. She was awarded a CBE for services to the environment in 2005.

Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was, with Charles Burton, the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and, with Mike Stroud, the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth. In 1993 the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over £16 million for charity. In 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest.