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Women in STEM Plymouth

WISP recognises that women & girls are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and maths; the goal is one of gender equality. As Lorna shares her journey we can see why WISP is important, but we go further; scientists & engineers are more than pipette squeezing spanner bashers; they live and laugh and worry among us. All biology is chemistry... all chemistry is physics... and all who hold down jobs in these sectors are people - just like us. We all need to break down the...



A 'multi-functional kitchen gadget' or the 'smallest most intelligent kitchen'? Hmm... which ever way you care to cut it the Thermomix has more to it than meets the eye... weigh, chop, bend, mix and cook - no problem - and it will even provide recipes with a sprinkling of know-how; just as well this gadget is confined to the kitchen or we'd all being looking for a new job. German engineering too: 'advancement through technology' as they say.


Boost Business Growth

A riddle: "I have a grand hall that many will visit with guest rooms and gardens that some may elicit, but what of the rooms and majestic suits - the secret chambers where everyone meets? These charms are yours, but remain a secret; I offer the key and invite you to keep it. What am I?" The answer is LinkedIn.. the 'Stately Home' where too many loiter at the entrance. Let Sarah be your guide to take you through the red rope barriers into a whole world of new contacts, fresh leads and more...


GA Solicitors

You live, you die and you leave your Will to make clear your wishes, but what if things don't quite go to plan? Is contesting a Will ever an option or is this the stuff of a Dickensian narrative where we should take heed from his words: "The little plaintiff or defendant, who was promised a new rocking-horse when Jarndyce and Jarndyce should be settled has grown up, possessed himself of a real horse and trotted away into the other world." Luckily for us Anna has some practical advice.



There's a lot more to playing retro and new games than meets the eye. Sure there's the fun, role-play and tactics, but games have the power to reach deeply into us; they bring us together - we interact and connect. Nothing wrong with a classic game of Coppit that takes you back to a rainy day in the summer; we all love those feelings of nostalgia, but for many games offer a valuable therapeutic path back into society, reducing anxiety and helping people with many aspects of their mental...


Apex HR

Employment law is well defined, but there remains a crisis in leadership; all too often management is seen as self-serving and out of touch. The effects are far reaching; we ask ourselves: Am I safe? Am I secure? Do I matter? Do I belong? Such questions lead to feelings of anxiety and stress at work... and at home. We need to change our thinking. Apex HR provides fresh insight, pragmatic advice and a holistic approach that improves attitudes and behaviour for the benefit and success of all.


The Water Summer School with Michal Kravčík

Michal Kravčík is a Slovak hydrologist and environmentalist and the founder of the NGO Ludia a Voda (People and Water). He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1999. Ludia a Voda was awarded the EU-USA Prize for Democracy and Civil Society Development. Michal promotes ecological solutions for integrated river basin management and has published numerous works, including "New Water Paradigm – Water for the Recovery of Climate".


The Water Summer School with Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh is a water conservationist and recipient of the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize. He helped build over 8,600 water conservation structures, bringing back water to over 1,000 villages. In 2008, The Guardian elected him as ‘one of the 50 people who could save the planet’. As a result of his work seven monsoon rivers in Northern India have been rejuvenated and the landscapes have been transformed from barren places to thriving communities.


The Client Factory

Many agencies struggle when it comes to explaining search engine optimisation, ad-words and pay per view, but listening to Dan is truly enlightening; Google Land is just a simple mix of the worlds biggest word-game with a dash of pragmatism and a sprinkling of honesty. No smoke - no mirrors - no magic. It's all very simple really; the only remaining mystery? What lies beyond search? Back to to the The Client Factory.


Citizens Advice

You have something on your mind: a creeping debt or a snag at work. Maybe you just want to know where you stand; perhaps you are 'in deep'. You hear that base line with the timeless lyric: "there's not a problem that I can't fix 'cause I can do it the mix..." You think to yourself: "Wouldn't that be nice; just to find somebody to talk with who will listen and help." Well you could do no worse than calling those volunteers and specialists at Citizens Advice - and here's Teena to tell you all...


Just Embrace

Negative Body Image. We hear much about this subject and the role of big business as it pushes and reinforces the 'ideal look'; and then there is the immediacy of image enhancement, with the sharing and shaming culture on social channels. But who is really to blame? Is it all just about the money or do the brands and advertisers simply echo our very own prejudices? In the face of ever more insidious technology how are we to cope? Welcome to the world of Gill Wilson...


The Summit Path

Just how good do you think you are? Much of what we do is measured; it's all about 'performance'... but who sets the standards and who's judging? Everyone else 'out there' - or just you... inside your own head? Slaves to perception or masters of our own success? Time for some answers from David Buckley - the Performance Coach for all in sport, art and business. Maybe you are comfortable not knowing? Well that could be a good start...


The Soul Midwife

Call the Soul Midwife! A popular TV series in the making? Considering that the number of people born exactly matches the number who die you'd think that we would all be a tad better at planning for our eventual and certain demise, but many can't even talk about it. Over to Suzi: The Soul Midwife - helping people to think, talk and plan as they shuffle along the old coil. Our attitudes are an overhang from Victorian times and we need move on; Suzi is helping us to do just that.


Demi Keenan Interiors

Question: who has an eye for detail, a feel for fabric and a love for furniture? Demi Keenan has all this and a whole lot more. Design is as much about colour as it is about light; it's as much about decor as it is about space, which is of course the final frontier... Join us on our mission as we explore strange new whirls and seek out new colourations; as we boldly paint as no one has done before!


The Flow Partnership

"Water is essential for life" So often said that it's easy to lose sight of what this really means. Join Minni as she talks about The Flow Partnership, a charity that works around the world with communities, government, businesses, landowners & scientists to rejuvenate landscapes through the management of water - and like the rivers - the results cascade: improved education, greater care for children, additional & diverse agriculture & a new flourishing ecosystem. Please listen, share and...


Yes To Life No To Mining

"Intuition leads to synchronicity" Cajamarca, Colombia; the place where people power, holistic thinking & waffles come together to remind us all of the choices that we have. Extractivism meets democracy & a forward thinking business provides the uplifting narrative of 'alternative development'. Thanks to: Yes to Life - No to Mining, The Gaia Foundation, Crepes & Waffles, Global Synapses & Schumacher College.


Blooming Organised

We have a penchant for amassing stuff as we move through our lives and for many, at a point marked by nothing in particular, a silent threshold is crossed: life's belongings transform to clutter, sentimental value cripples decision making and joy turns to worry. This is where Kim comes in, helping people to de-clutter and to sort things out. You can listen to Kim's story right here... "We are spirits in the in the material world" said The Police, back in 1981 - and it seems that they knew a...


Ben Leach Consultancy

"Mental Capacity".That's a term we hear from time to time, but what does it really mean and how is it defined? For Ben this question forms part of his every day work, along with the delivery of Safeguarding Training... but there's more to this business than understanding law and teaching - and that's the care & compassion; have a listen and you'll hear it in everything Ben has to say. The fact that we all retain the right to make what might be seen as eccentric or unwise decisions is also...


Start Point Law

Business is about standing out from the crowd, so how does a small firm of solicitors make its mark? It's not just the fixed fees and the focus on areas of real expertise, it's also the long days touring the South Hams with free legal surgeries & the networking too, not to mention the charitable work. Listening to Rebecca you can see how all this hard work comes together along with a generous dollop of the personal touch and a sprinkling of humour. There's a lesson for us all in the journey...


Farm Able

Is it destiny that brings the disparate strands of different lives together to form a meaningful thread that links people? Penny left her city life for a dairy farm; the Jersey cows taught her a great deal and she also learnt how trauma can be triggered many years after a shocking event. Penny has brought this together: Farm Able. A charity where Veterans & Emergency Personnel suffering trauma learn rural skills on farms as part of their rehabilitation. Strands and threads coming together to...