John Elvidge, Former Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, discussing his views on how the state can enable self-help by communities at the RSA.
Still huge crowds at the poppy installation at the Tower of London as the volunteers start “picking” them.
All but one of the authors on the shortlist for this year’s Samuel Johnson prize talk about their work at the RSA. The eventual winner, Helen Macdonald, is on the right.
Great talk today at the RSA by novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein whose encyclopedic knowledge of Plato and western philosophy in general was humbling….The talk was based on her latest book.
Michael Heseltine at the launch of the RSA-sponsored City Growth Commission report which looked into ways of kickstarting growth in the large metro areas of the UK.
Great example of street art on the corner of Kingsway and Sardinia Street in Central London. It’s amazing what you see when you look up in London.
Looks quite tropical but it is in fact a suburban London garden in late September.
At the RSA to hear Frank Fukuyama, a professor at Stanford University, talk about his new book Political Order and Political Decay. Fascinating analysis, if a bit depressing as he doesn’t really have clear solutions, as he readily admits.
At the V&A to see the film my son Alex shot of his mother printmaking. It was selected from the 1000 Londoners series to be one of five films by amateur filmmakers shown at the event, which was part of the London Design Festival.