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Well done to Jo Thompson Coon (centre) for your winning cake entry, Dark and Stormy

The TEDx Exeter theme for 2016 'Dreams to Reality' proved to be just that. What an amazing set of speakers! We had the honour of hosting a live streaming event in South Cloisters and invited people from around the community to drop in and watch an inspiring talk or two. Having sold out up at main campus, the airy alternative offered an informal and friendly atmosphere. A big thank you to TEDx Exeter and the fab IT team who set up the live stream event for us all to enjoy. Looking forward to next year, already!

If you didn't get chance to drop in on the day or would like to watch again, the talks are now uploaded and ready to watch

And to coincide with the TEDx Exeter screening, we held the 2016 Cake-Off on the same day. There were 16 entries and 194 judgements made by staff and students. Standards were once again very high, and much cake needed to be eaten before overall judgements could be made. First place was awarded to Jo Thompson Coon for Dark and Stormy; 2nd Place went to Nicola Huxley for Not quite technicolour dream cake and 3rd Place to Jeff Lambert for Worth a Million.

So a big thank you to everyone that participated in the Cake-Off too, we raised over £120 for Parklife Heavitree, a local community organisation who are bringing the life back into green spaces in our part of the City.

Photos courtesy of Pam Gurney.