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
Monday 23 September 2013, 7.00pm The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH
Tuesday 1 October 2013, 6.30pm Foyles Charing Cross, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Tuesday 8 October 2013, 6.30pm Foyles Charing Cross, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Sunday 13 October 2013, 4.00pm Cinemas, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Tuesday 15 October 2013, 6.00pm Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Institute of Psychiatry Main Building, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF
Saturday 19 October 2013, 10.30am Pit Theatre
Saturday 19 October 2013, 1.30pm Pit Theatre
Saturday 19 October 2013, 3.30pm Hammerson Room
Saturday 19 October 2013, 5.30pm Camera Café
Sunday 20 October 2013, 1.30pm Garden Room
Tuesday 29 October 2013, 6.45pm International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
Thursday 14 November 2013, 7.00pm The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

What is the truth?

"What I love about The Battle of Ideas is that it really is a battle. I've still got the scalps (and wounds) to prove it. The audience were battlers too. A brilliant, memorable weekend."
Andrew Keen, entrepreneur; founder, Audiocafe.com; author, Digital Vertigo

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