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. Given by experts in each field, the talks cover a range of topics from Pyschology to Engineering and are designed to keep minds active - ideal for those on a career break due to work transition or illness or furlough or raising a family – or for anyone wanting an inspiring break from their desks.
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