Do schools kill creativity?

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The second installment of our favourite TED talks sees Sir Ken Robinson’s engaging and poignant discourse on the effect of the education system on creativity.

Robinson is the most-viewed speaker on and it is easy to see why. Through humour and personal experience, Robinson communicates his thought-provoking message that calls into question the purpose and priorities of conventional education.

Hedges are sponsoring TEDx Oxford, bringing together 12 speakers, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, professors, psychologists, writers, students, innovators and technologists to share their ideas on the theme “X Changes Everything”.  

TEDx Oxford is on 5 February 2017 at the New Theatre Oxford starting at 10.30am.  Tickets are on sale now at  If you want to give up a lazy Sunday to listen in awe, watch with wonder, learn new things and be truly inspired book soon, tickets are selling out fast!

What we do know is, if you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. And by the time they get to be adults, most kids have lost that capacity. They have become frightened of being wrong. And we run our companies like this. We stigmatize mistakes. And we're now running national education systems where mistakes are the worst thing you can make. And the result is that we are educating people out of their creative capacities.