Susan Greenfield

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"I wanted to sincerely thank you for your wonderful presentations. They were stimulating, challenging and entirely engaging. Your keynote address was perfectly pitched and it set a particularly positive tone for the remainder of the conference." Paula Teggelove, PROPSYCH
"The feedback has been excellent. Susan and her eye-opening predictions for the future were one of the hits of the event. Please do pass on my thanks." Adrian Cox, Head of Communications and Marketing,
"Can you please pass on my sincere thanks to Susan for attending and speaking at our event last Tuesday. I have received nothing but extremely favourable feedback from our guests and Susan's contribution certainly made the evening a huge success." Andrew Davies, Relationship Director, Barclay's Co
"We are all still on a high from her time with us – it was 'awesome' as some of the boys said!" Mathew White PhD, Director of Wellbeing & Positive
"Thank you for your participation on IWF's global stage last week as we explored Balance and Power in the 21st Century with 750 leaders.It was our distinct pleasure to have you with us, and we thank you for making a difference." Lillie Richardella, Chief Executive Officer, IWF
"This success would not have been possible to achieve without your considerable input and expertise, and i would like to express our thanks for the time you gave to presenting at the event." Katy Parkinson, on behalf of The Biopharmaceutical
"I am writing to thank you for your contribution to LSIS's National Teaching and Learning Fair on the 29th June. The event was extremely successful, with your keynote on the neuroscience of learning singled out for particular praise. On the basis of the feedback recieved we know that the delegates left inspired and enthusiastic about what they can do to promte excellence in teaching and learning, with some delegates referring to your contribution as 'awe-inspiring' and determined to do some reading in and around the area." Rob Wye, Chief Executive, Learning and Skills Impr
"A big thank you to Susan for taking part-she was absolutely brilliant and made the evening the success it was. I couldn't have been more impressed and we all learnt a huge amount over the course of her 15 minute presentation; it was a masterful performance and it was an honour for us to have such an eminent scientist speak about work." Daisey Leitch, on behalf of 5x15
"I hope that by now you have been thanked officially by the organising committee for your electrifying presentation at the Oxfordshire Heads' Conference. Many people have commented to me about how valuable and indeed, inspiring, they found it and it has been very easy for me to concur." Peter Cansell, Headteacher
"A brief note to thank you again for your tremendous performance at Citrus last night.You judged the audience perfectly and delivered exactly what was wanted: very relevant to what the majority of those in the room do for a living, and yet of enormous general interest too (especially, I suspect, to those of us with children). We could have gone on all night with questions but I think we definitely left on a high: I spoke to a number of people after you left and all were unanimous in praise. I went on to have some very enjoyable discussions around some of the topics you touched on, which I think is always a sign of a well-received talk." Ed Hardy, Citrus, networking group
"The Talk last night was fantastic. I have had a lot of excellent feedback and i personally felt that it was the best talk we have had yet at the Science and Maths Society. As someone who previously knew only little about the brain and consciousness I was fascinated throughout and have been thinking about some of the points raised ever since! it was a completely captivating talk and I am extremely grateful to Baroness Greenfield for taking the time to come and give this talk." Hannah Moody, Chemistry representative, Somerville
"One of the best presentations I've ever seen!", "Brilliant in content and presentation", "An excellent speaker—on a difficult subject", "Academia at its best!", "Brilliant. Stimulating. Inspiring", "Very, very good to see the other side" Comments from the Bertelsmann State of the Art Forum
"Thank you for your electrifying presentation at the Oxfordshire Heads' Conference. Many people have commented to me about how valuable and indeed, inspiring, they found it and it has been very easy for me to concur." Oxfordshire Heads' Conference
Thank you for your tremendous performance last night. You delivered exactly what was wanted. I spoke to a number of people afterwards and they were all unanimous in praise. I went on to have some very enjoyable discussions about the topics you touched on, which I think is always a good sign of a well-received talk. Citrus Networking Group
"We so enjoyed having you as the keynote speaker for our inaugural ‘The Good Childhood Conference’. Your presentations were compelling and engaging and we received much positive feedback from the delegates." Sandie de Wolf AM, Chief Executive Officer, Berry
"I just wanted to thank you for coming to Dubrovnik, and for such an entertaining and thought-provoking session on stage. You certainly strike a chord with our audience, and you have a rare ability to make the esoteric very relevant to people's daily lives." Mark Tanzer, The Travel Convention 2013
"Each time I see you speak I am more in awe of your presentation skills and your fascinating and thought-provoking content. It’s a pleasure to work with you." Elaine Dellar, Managing Director, Dellar Davies Lt
"The evaluations from the lecture are the best they have ever been – never before have we had such good comments about the speaker, the topic and the delivery of your talk. You can absolutely tell that you have done this before and you make it look so easy!! Way to go." Sharon Reimer, Administrative Assistant, Grey Nuns
"Susan's address was stunning. I have had an overwhelmingly positive response from our staff and from our conference delegates. We hope to keep in touch with Susan. Hopefully, she might be willing to return to King's in the future." Rob Chandler, Director of Staff Development, The K
"Please pass on my thanks to Susan Greenfield for giving her presentation last Sunday - I see it's already being debated animatedly on Twitter and other social media, and I've been told from multiple people that it was their highlight of the day." Leon Musolff, President, TEDxOxford
"Dear Professor Greenfield, Yesterday I attended the TEDxOxford event and just wanted to write and say I really enjoyed your presentation. I can't decide whether the effects of changes in brain behaviour and social interaction will be scary or fascinating to see play out in the world. Having seen you present the Christmas lectures, describing how drugs affect the brain and knowing how useful that was to me as I was growing up, I hope the next generation hear your message about technology and avoid foreseeable problems." Jonathan Dawson
"Well, that was a really GREAT presentation. Not just my words, but you wowed a discerning audience: “fascinating, brilliant, terrific delivery!" Courtenay Heading, ManxBioMed Conference
"...Even more important is the impact of your lecture. Members commented on your humanity and sense of humour alongside your peerless command of your subject and brilliant delivery. This season has seen some remarkable ‘performances’ but you have set a (world class) standard for others to aspire to." Bill Boynton, Vice-Chairman, Keele World Affairs
"You have generated more discussion than we have ever had following a key note speech, and I am convinced this will help us to reconsider some of our current practices and further improve what we do at the school." Mr Alan Gray, Headteacher, Sandringham School, Her
On behalf of the Anaesthetic Research Society I would like to thank you for your lecture at our meeting in Manchester last week. What was so attractive to me was that your neuroscientific perspective on consciousness mirrored what we see in clinical anaesthetic practice. The seemingly simple step of setting aside the need to define consciousness and the notion of a consciousness “centre” I found quite liberating. Phil Hopkins on behalf of Anaethetic Research Soci
Some of the feedback we recieved after Susan gave a talk to the ARS in Manchester: 1.Inspirational. 2.Very helpful to know – translational research avenues can be explored. Very interesting & thought provoking. 3.Amazing. 4.The best! 5.Another illuminating expert who educated us. Angela Bryan - ARS Manchester
We were treated by you to an excitingly and amusingly informative and thoroughly memorable evening, which was very much appreciated. Comments received included: From members of the Committee: "…enormous success of yesterday evening's meeting. Susan Greenfield lived up to her as a great communicator, informative authority and captivating speaker. And the audience included numerous younger people”; “Yes the evening was a fantastic success” And from the President of the Cambridge Society “Congratulations on a tremendously successful event the other night … Susan Greenfield turned out to be an exceptionally gifted communicator and a breath of fresh air in Schuman's stuffy and bureaucratic corridors.”; Committee of the Oxford Society of Belgium
Comments recieved following the BSG Lecture. "I have posted my response to the brilliance of the lecture - content - delivery - humour - - this is from an arts person who was totally enthralled,and understood an essentially science based lecture" Jen Fearns "I would like to add my praise for Susan Greenfield. An excellent, informative and humorous presentation. Bravo!" Liz Hall Bill Boynton Vice Chairman, Keeble World Affairs
I just wanted to thank you for coming to Dubrovnik, and for such an entertaining and thought-provoking session on stage. You certainly strike a chord with our audience, and you have a rare ability to make the esoteric very relevant to people's daily lives. The feedback for your session, and for the Convention overall, has been extremely positive, so thank you for your contribution. Mark Tanzer - Travel Convention 2013
We so enjoyed having you as the keynote speaker for our inaugural ‘The Good Childhood Conference’. Your presentations were compelling and engaging and we received much positive feedback from the delegates. Our guests on Thursday night also greatly appreciated having the opportunity to hear from you. It was exactly what we wanted – encouraging conversations about what constitutes a good childhood. Sandie De Wolf - Chief Executive Officer for Berry
Susan's talk was so engaging and thought-provoking and has generated a good deal of interest and discussion. Her topic is such an important one for students, teachers and parents and we were extremely fortunate to have this opportunity. Jeremy Hall- Newington College
"I want to express our appreciation for the wonderful and inspiring talk you gave us today. Your subject was fascinating and very thought provoking". Christine Wright
"On behalf of the entire TfL medical team please pass on our huge, huge thanks to Baroness Greenfield for an outstanding lecture this afternoon, here at Townsend House. I think its the best lecture we've ever had.. (and I've been organising these lectures since 2007). Everyone said they wish it could be Baroness Greenfield every month, we learnt so much". Christian Overal, Transport for London Medical Dep
"As you might expect Susan received a standing ovation and we were praised for including content that was challenging mindsets." Paul Wait
"Susan's talk was brilliant and the audience of 300 or so was, frankly, bowled over. I think there will be great interest in her new book when it is published in August." Peter Read
"Thank you so much for a stimulating presentation on Friday. I know many of the audience found your analysis both fascinating and alarming, and for some it was all a completely new perspective. And those of us who are more familiar with your work particularly enjoyed your lively way of presenting it." Professor Karen Carr, PhD, MSc, MA, CPsychol
"We have had nothing but excellent feedback from delegates and speakers alike for your talk." Eleanor Bates, Conference Director, ICBI
"I would just like to say personally how much I enjoyed Baroness Greenfield’s talk on Friday. The feedback from all the delegates as well was fantastic." Hannah Dryland, Mednet Consult
Dear Baroness Greenfield - Once again you were a crowd pleaser! Thank you for coming and teaching us so much about our own minds, and your unique journey to becoming a neuroscientist. We thoroughly enjoyed your wit and wisdom, and hope you will join us again in the future. Sarah Elliott, Managing Director, American European Business Association (AEBA)
Can you please pass on our profound thanks to Susan participating in the Global Futures Forum. The feedback has been excellent – especially on social media – and for many, her talk proved to be the highlight of the morning. Martin Raymond, The Future Laboratory
I would like to say thank you to Susan for a fantastic speech at Fidelity´s 20 year anniversary. I hope Susan enjoyed being in Stockholm and at the venue Artipelag…but all clients I spoke to on the night of the event were very thrilled over Susan´s performance on stage. Tess Wallenberg, Happy Monday Communication, Stockholm
We have had such positive feedback about Baroness Greenfield’s speech and what an amazing presence she brought to the room. Baroness Greenfield is lovely, breath taking and very down to earth, it was so delightful meeting her at the event on Friday. Laurel-Leigh Lawson, The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation
I attended the APG Annual Conference this week in London and wanted to say how inspired I felt hearing you speak. I hope that your work goes on to inspire a generation of young women to have inquiring minds and to be encouraged that they too, can reach for the stars and make a fantastic contribution to the debates of our times. Diana Wheatley
I would also like to share that we have now collected all of the feedback… & everyone LOVED Baroness Greenfield’s presentation. Everyone raved about how insightful it was. Denni Pryor, Unilever
“really hit the mark…introduced topics that were relevant and inspirational…provoking new thinking and keeping guests entertained.” Accenture
Please can you pass on my sincere thanks to Susan for her much appreciated contribution to our women’s centenary event. Her words were much appreciated and set the scene really well for the 3 minute presentations from the early career scientists. I know they also appreciated her joining in with the speed mentoring session. Professor Susan Wray, FMedSci, FRCOG, MAE, University of Liverpool, UK