Everyone loves a TEDx talk and we are in for a treat this April when Magdalena Schamberger joins a fantastic line-up of speakers for the TEDxQMU event on 21 April.

This is the second year that Queen Margaret University has hosted a TEDx event. The theme this year is “Our Transgenerational World‘ and the talks will cover a wide variety of topics and encourage the audience to think about the world through a ‘transgenerational lens’.

Magdalena’s talk entitled Crossing Generations with Humour will argue that humour can help building bridges in providing skills, resilience and changing attitudes to survive in our transgenerational world.

Magdalena is a Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Fund recipient, and recently created Curious Shoes, a bespoke performance for an audience of people living with dementia and their carers to invite them into theatre and community settings and include and engage them in stimulating cultural activity. In addition she has also developed Artful Minds, an experiential training programme for artists from all art forms, to increase engagement with this particular audience group.

Magdalena is the author of Compassionate Clowning a chapter in the book ‘Providing Compassionate Health Care: Challenges in Policy and Practice’, published by Routledge in July 2014.

In addition Magdalena is Vice Chair of EFHCO (European Federation of Hospital Clown Organisations), a member of the European Cultural Parliament for Scotland and Honorary Professor at Queen Margaret University.