When you take the plunge to put on a TEDx event, you’re never quite sure who is going to come out of the woodwork and get behind the effort. Everyone has such busy lives, so I feel truly blessed to be supported by a wonderful team of volunteers with the most incredible collection of talents and experience and who are pouring their heart and souls into this project.

We are also extremely fortunate in being supported by a wider group of ‘Friends of TEDxSherborne’, helping us out with opening doors, providing advice, spreading the word and so on.

Together, I am confident we will put on an event that Sherborne won’t forget in a hurry.

Tony Cooke, Licensee & Convenor, TEDxSherborne


Licensee & Convenor | Tony Cooke

Programme Curation | Rebecca de Pelet, Dr Laura Barber

Speaker Support | Chris Bird, Jane Stewart, Emma Ramsay, Jemma Dempsey

Communications | Liz Murray, Jemma Dempsey, Holly George, Glen Cheyne

Schools Programme | Dr Ruth Sullivan, Nicki Edwards, Tom Rimmer, Kate Reynolds

Creative Direction | Emma Drake, Mike Fenton-Wilkinson, Claire Mason, Amy Wright, Jamie Clark, Matt Bone

Community Outreach & Engagement | Jon Riding, Jonathan Rider

Film Production & Post-Production | tbc (we are in need of volunteers)

Event Management | Laura Barber (we are in need of more volunteers)

Photographer-in-Residence | Joss Barratt

We also have a further two honorary ‘residencies’ for motivated individuals to respond to the TEDxSherborne programme in creative and entrepreneurial ways. Whilst these are voluntary positions, they will provide the right individuals with rich opportunities for building a unique portfolio or identifying an idea for a new venture.

Artist-in-Residence | tbc (please contact us below if you are interested in applying)

Entrepreneur-in-Residence | tbc (please contact us if you are interested in applying)