Pondero was founded by Ronnie Cloke Browne in 2015 to meet a growing need for easily accessible good quality talks that could be attended during the school or working day, and are attended by individuals and professionals whether at home or work. Given by experts in each field, the talks cover a range of topics from Pyschology to Engineering and are designed to keep minds active for anyone wanting an inspiring talk during the day.
Pondero talks encourage discussion, chat and questions, which is what makes them different and feel more interactive. Our preference is to conduct live talks and bring people together in person, but we also run an online series, keeping that same focus on lively, interactive discussion with plenty of opportunities to chat and ask questions.
Sometimes we organise excursions, either as part of the series or as a separate event. In the past these have included visiting the Houses of Parliament, a Waste Recycling Plant and an Energy Recovery Site. Many of our attendees enjoy the variety of topics every term and regularly comment on how much they have learned in each series. For this reason, and to get the most out of Pondero, we strongly recommended signing up to a whole series rather than just one or two talks – who knows what you might learn?
Pondero have conducted over 100 talks to date – for a full list of talks and topics, click here