David Bowden

David is associate fellow at the Institute 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
Friday 30 September 2011, 7.00pm Poynter Room, V&A Café, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Tuesday 4 October 2011, 6.30pm Foyles Charing Cross, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Tuesday 11 October 2011, 6.30pm Foyles Charing Cross, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Tuesday 18 October 2011, 7.30pm Bellerbys College, 1 Billinton Way, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4LF
Thursday 20 October 2011, 7.00pm Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
Tuesday 25 October 2011, 7.00pm Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BB
Saturday 29 October 2011, 12.15pm Students' Union
Sunday 30 October 2011, 1.45pm Café
Sunday 30 October 2011, 3.45pm Café
Saturday 19 November 2011, 5.00pm MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Domstraße 10, D-60311, Frankfurt, Germany

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