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?
"Taking part in the Battle of Ideas is like putting your brain in a pencil sharpener. It works better as a result."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times