Chris Anderson / TED

Chris Anderson, curator of global phenomenon TED  lived in Bath for many years, founding Future  Publishing in the city

In 2012 Bath hosted its second TEDx Youth conference with 450 young people from Bath representing every school and college in the area.

The event involved many dynamic speakers, including international figures .The students were encouraged to be adventurous for the whole day, stretching and pushing themselves beyond their comfort zones. They sent themselves postcards with plans that they committed to carry out in the future and decorated bunting which was hung around Queens Square.