Neals Yard Annual Lecture 2014

I invited Prof. Avner Offer and Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, two renowned thinkers and doers to talk at this lecture. This year the topic of conversation was addictive behavior and myopia, or nearsightedness, and provided an very interesting debate for our students interested in psychology, sustainability and social responsibility.

Neal Yard

This exciting Lecture will bring together two renowned thinkers and continue the debate on how we use our creative and design talent to work towards sustainable solutions for the social and environmental problems in our world today.

Professor Avner Offer is a leading authority on social and economic history at the University of Oxford. He challenged the assumptions we make about how the world works and open our eyes to new ways of thinking. Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones is a Psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher at Imperial College London. She is a specialist in behavioural addictions and decision making, and challenged us to re-consider the reasons for why we do things like impulse buying.

Students are offered a unique opportunity to author their own brief in response to the lecture, and there is the chance to win £1000 for the winning submission. Find out more…

Read more here – written by one of our BA Fashion Journalism students, Fi Anderson…

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