David Bowden
associate fellow, Academy of Ideas

David is associate fellow at the Academy of Ideas, having acted as its associate director until July 2016. In his time at the Academy 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 spikedIndependentCity AM, Sky News and BBC World Service. He has extensive experience of global PR and communications for organisations including DACS, ACCABpas and Libertas.


Saturday 13 October, 12:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Fintech: should we believe the hype?

Saturday 13 October, 14:00 Barbican Library
The novel is dead: long live the box set?

Sunday 14 October, 14:00 Garden Room
Advertising: all-powerful or over-rated?