Dan Travis is a co-founder of the Brighton Salon that is now a regular feature on the Brighton cultural scene, with speakers invited from across the UK to introduce and debate topics ranging from Western views on China to the changing nature of friendship.
He has been active in campaigns to bring back school sports day, lift the ‘drinking bans’ in Brighton and to abolish the CRB check.
As well as being a frequent contributor to spiked he has published a Manifesto Club Thinkpiece entitled In Defence of Competitive Sport. With a day job as a tennis coach, Travis also delivers coaching programmes to children in Brighton and Hove.
Wednesday 22 October 2008, 7.30pm Brighton Salon Pre-Battle discussion
Saturday 1 November 2008, 5.15pm Henry Moore Gallery
What is it to be educated?
"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India