A big thank you to all of the TEDxGoodenoughCollege 2015 attendees, both on- and off- line. Our deepest gratitude goes to our wonderful sponsors who made the event possible. It truly was a great and inspiring night, and we do hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Theme: The Missing Link

The universe is an interconnected whole. From the ingredients of the human body to the dark matter, connection is existential. There lies a whole gamut of possibilities for these connections even though we are yet to figure out how it all works. These, we call The Missing Links. Whether this connects people, energy, evolution, gravity or knowledge (ideas), we stumble upon these unexplained missing links, which govern our very existence. We are drawn by their elusiveness and their power to shine light towards the unknown and open new realms. Our history, present and even future is filled with vivid examples where missing links were, are and will be tools to carve way for societies and the sciences. In spite of all the knowledge on thousands of human languages, we still have many unknown connections between many of them. The digital communication era linked us together, yet it created space for something else missing in our lives. The businesses and politics, which govern the world, establish vast numbers of connections, yet they leave many missing links in their execution and understanding. The mystery of our biological, evolutionary and philosophical origin, as well as the way we behave, both biologically and socially conceal a vast number of undiscovered relationships. All these missing links drive us forward, as a society, as researchers and as individuals, and as such a pertinent drive, they demand our undivided attention.


TEDxGoodenoughCollege /// The Missing Link // London House / 15th May 2015 from Clare Macdonald on Vimeo.


Event info

TEDxGoodenoughCollege 2015 took place on May 15th in the Great Hall in London House, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB.

It was a registered TEDx event, this is the TEDx webpage.