C/O Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
I believe in:
The intrinsic value of knowledge; curiosity-driven research; academic autonomy; freedom of expression; intellectual courtesy and generosity; art for art’s sake. I believe that knowing more about the world makes the world a better -and more enjoyable- place.
I believe that:
There are some things that money cannot buy; education is for life, not just a job; there is an umbilical link between media, education and democracy; that the rigorous study of culture is not a luxury but a necessity.
The marketization of higher education; the ideological oversight of curricula by either right or left; "impact" as a measure of the value of the arts and humanities.
I am indebted to:
Ernst Bloch; Clifford Geertz; Roland Barthes; Roger Fry
That life can be better than it is, and that that is up to us –and only us.