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Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson

Visiting Artists
Date: 
Friday, October 16, 2009
Location: 
Bryant Arts Center

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, was the keynote speaker for the opening Gala of the new Bryant Arts Center at Denison.

He presented a lecture at 3;30 pm on October 16, 2009 in Herrick auditorium. During his visit to campus, he met with senior Studio Art majors in their studios for conversations about their work.

He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government. All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to wide acclaim in 1999. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, working with the ministers for training, education enterprise and culture. The resulting blueprint for change, Unlocking Creativity, was adopted by politicians of all parties and by business, education and cultural leaders across the Province. He was one of four international advisors to the Singapore Government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.

He has received honorary degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham City University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He was honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education; the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States.

He has received honorary degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, the Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham City University and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He was honored with the Athena Award of the Rhode Island School of Design for services to the arts and education; the Peabody Medal for contributions to the arts and culture in the United States and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for outstanding contributions to cultural relations between the United Kingdom and the United States.

Posted Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2009
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