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This is Dyslexia: The Untapped Power of Dyslexic Thinking and its Vital Role in our Future

Kate Griggs Interviewed by Gwenan Edwards

Sunday, 7 November 2021

4:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Charity founder Kate Griggs says dyslexic minds are made for the 21st century because they are naturally curious and highly creative and can think laterally.

Griggs looks at how dyslexia has shaped our past and how harnessing its powers is vital for the future. A report by the charity Made by Dyslexia and ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions showed that dyslexic thinking skills are becoming increasingly vital. At the same time, the skills many dyslexics find challenging are in decline. One in five of the population are dyslexic, and, Griggs argues, they are also hardwired with the vital skills for the future.

Griggs is a social entrepreneur and founder and chief executive of Made by Dyslexia, a global charity led by successful dyslexics that aims to train every teacher and workplace to spot, support and empower dyslexic minds. She also author of children’s book Xtraordinary People, which explains dyslexic thinking skills in children

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine Exeter College Exeter College Trinity College Trinity College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. Eastgate Hotel Eastgate Hotel, a festival hotel The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom T S Eliot Foundation Alan Squire Publishing Sponsor of American novelists and poets Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Seacourt Printers Festival printers Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland