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Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Welcome to my personal website. I’m Professor Richard Howells, a cultural sociologist, lecturer, author and broadcaster. My books include Visual Culture (now it in its third edtion), The Myth of the Titanic, and A Critical Theory of Creativity: Utopia, Aesthetics, Atheism and Design. I specialise in the study of visual and popular culture, together with media and cultural theory. I'm Professor of Cultural Sociology at King's College London. In 2015 I was a Visiting Scholar at St John's College, University of Oxford, and in 2017 I was both a Visiting Fellow at Exeter College and a Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford.
Watch my TEDx talk on Utopia recorded live at the Courtauld Instiute of Art.
This may look like a Leonardo. but actually it's a copy by Roger Fry. I wrote about it in my article on Bloomsbury Group copies of Old Master paintings.
I discuss creativity with the Le Gun art collective: recorded live at King's College London