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Harper Reed goes without the web for a week

As anyone who’s listened to one of Harper Reed’s talks will attest, the man eats, sleeps and breathes tech. Following his superlative efforts as Chief Technology Officer for the Obama2012 campaign (work won him numerous plaudits in the US media), Harper rewarded himself with a well-deserved, week-long stay at a San Diego resort. But his

Matt Ridley on the value of science and culture

It was a joy last Friday evening to catch a lively debate on Radio 4 featuring one of our finest speakers, Matt Ridley. The discussion, hosted by Melvin Bragg, centered on the significance and value of culture in the twenty-first century, with specific reference to Matthew Arnold’s famed quote that culture is “the great help out of our

TEDtalk by Giles Duley named a favourite of 2012

I met with Giles Duley in the late summer of 2012, having seen his speech on one of my regular visits to the TED website. I found it deeply touching, and was delighted to see that TED named his talk as one of their favourites of 2012. Giles had started his professional life as a fashion

AC Grayling discusses the census, and Britain’s increasing sensitivity to diversity

It was very interesting to hear AC Grayling’s views on the recent UK census on Newsnight earlier this week. For him, the numbers showed that Britain has become a more pluralistic and tolerant society, sensitive and appreciative of the diversity of others. Now there’s a positive thought – amidst all the Autmun statement doom and gloom

The Challenges & Opportunities of 2013

Chartwell was delighted to host a very stimulating panel discussion on Tuesday December 11th at the Royal Automobile Club. We were joined by Executive Editor of the Times Danny Finkelstein, BBC Newsnight Presenter Emily Maitlis, leading geo-strategist and risk analyst Rear Admiral Chris Parry, and award-winning sports writer Matthew Syed to discuss ‘The Challenges and Opportunities of

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