Professor Vybarr Cregan-Reid, Professor of English and Environmental Humanities in the School of English, has given a talk entitled ‘How modern life is written all over your face’ for TEDx Royal Tunbridge Wells.
TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere – celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage.
Modern life, and the habits and behaviours it encourages, is such a powerful force that it is changing us from the tips of our toes to the tops of our heads. In this talk, Vybarr focuses on how it is changing our face, the shape of our skull, as well as our eyesight. The talk aims to raise awareness of how the world we made is remaking us.
‘Humans have made a tremendous impact on our environment’, Vybarr explains. ‘We all know about global warming, the spread of plastics, and concrete particles, and radioactive isotopes across every continent. But with evidence all around us of a human-changed planet; those changes have been changing us too’.
Vybarr’s talk is available to watch on the TEDx Talks YouTube channel, here: