Curious Minds | Sir Ken Robinson Remembered: 1950-2020

Sir Ken Robinson 1950-2020

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Sir Ken Robinson PhD

Sir Ken Robinson Remembered

It was with real sadness that the Curious Minds team learned of Sir Ken Robinson’s passing on 21 August.

Born and educated in Liverpool, he kept strong links with this region throughout his life. Sir Ken was a living demonstration of what a working class kid with good ideas can achieve for himself, and for others. It would be hard to find someone working in cultural education without at least one of his books on their bookshelf.

As a leading educationalist and influential thinker on creativity in childhood, his philosophy would lead directly to the establishment of the Creative Partnerships programme in 2002 and, with that, the genesis of Curious Minds itself. Our work is still guided by his wisdom today.

His 2006 TED talk, ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’, has become the most watched in the history of the series and we think it deserves more. If you watch anything today, watch this:

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