Aston University memory expert to give TEDxBrum talk

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3 October 2017

  • Dr Robert Nash to give talk on how people reconstruct the past in their memory
  • TEDxBrum 2017 to take place at Birmingham Hippodrome on Sunday 15 October
  • Tickets still available via the website.

An expert in how people reconstruct the past in memory from Aston University is to give a talk at TEDxBrum 2017.

Dr Robert Nash, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Aston University, will explore the reasons why people sometimes remember past events differently from how they really occurred, or come to believe things about their experiences that are false.

TEDxBrum​ 2017​ ​will be taking place on Sunday 15 October at the Birmingham Hippodrome to an audience of over 1,800 people. Billed as Birmingham’s very own platform for ideas worth spreading, the theme for this year’s event is ‘perspectives’ and will feature 22 world-class speakers and 10 performers to cement Birmingham squarely on the map as a global leader in citizen-led change.

Other speakers in the line-up include Travis Alabanza, a London-based performance artist and writer that uses poetry and more express his views as a black transgender person in the UK, and Catherine Allen, a widely regarded VR pioneer who led the creation of two of the BBC’s first VR experiences.

Performers include Dapz (aka DAPZ ON THE MAP) an urban grime MC/singer who talks of the struggles aspiring artists go through, trying to be a father and a musician. Soft-spoken yet intense in his passion for words and music, Dapz is a commanding presence well beyond his years, having performed on Kano’s ‘Made In The Manor’ tour and supported Skepta on his Birmingham leg of the Konnichiwa tour.

Founded by Artistic Director Becca Thomas, Here We Are is a brand new project for community settings, exploring the theme of 'change' through improvised contemporary dance. Funded by Arts Council England and the DX Choreography Award, the work is at the early stages of the devising process.

Tickets can be purchased online via or in person at Birmingham Hippodrome Box Office, Hurst Street, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB.


Notes to the editor

About Aston University

  • Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston University has always been a force for change. For 50 years the University has been transforming lives through pioneering research, innovative teaching and graduate employability success. True to Aston’s Coat of Arms which bears the word ‘Forward’, in 2016 Aston held a year-long anniversary celebration to recognise its heritage and achievements, but with a focus to drive forward the next stage in the University’s exciting journey.


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