David Bowden

David is associate fellow at the Academy of Ideas, having acted as its associate director until July 2016. In his time at the Institute he played a key role in the expansion of the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican and the development of Battle of Ideas Europe.

He has written and commented for a range of media on issues around politics, lifestyle and culture including spiked, Independent, City AM, Sky News and BBC World Service. He has extensive experience of global PR and communications for organisations including DACS, Bpas and Libertas.

Related Sessions
Thursday 7 October 2010, 6.30pm Foyles Charing Cross, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Thursday 14 October 2010, 7.00pm Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2BS
Thursday 21 October 2010, 7.00pm Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2BS
Sunday 31 October 2010, 12.30pm Student Union
Sunday 31 October 2010, 1.45pm Lecture Theatre 2
Sunday 31 October 2010, 5.30pm Lecture Theatre 2

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"The Battle of Ideas is where we can step out boldly where the angels – or should that be demons – of conventionality fear to tread."
Nicky Charlish, participant, 2009