|Registration||Open all day – 09:00-18:00|
|Welcome||Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library and Chair, Knowledge Quarter||BP Lecture Theatre||09:30-09:45|
|Opening Plenary||Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport and Minister for London||BP Lecture Theatre||09:45-10:15|
|Morning Keynote||Baroness Valerie Amos, Director, SOAS University of London||BP Lecture Theatre||10:15-10:45|
|Panel Discussion||The role of the Knowledge Creator
We are told that the people have had enough of experts. We are told that our learning institutions are ivory towers, heady realms divorced from the realities of daily life. We are told that facts are contingent, that knowledge is a flexible commodity, that the very notion of ‘truth’ belongs to a past age [read more]
|BP Lecture Theatre||10:45-11:45|
|Parallel Session – Presented by Wellcome Trust||Whose knowledge is it anyway?
What knowledge should we use to inform change? Decision makers need to weigh up evidence from academia, lobbying from special interest groups or businesses, competing budgets and public opinion. This panel will explore how knowledge from these different sources should be weighed and what the role of public engagement is in facilitating that conversation [read more]
|BP Lecture Theatre||12:00-12:45|
|Parallel Session – Presented by Senate House Library, University of London||Heritage collections and wellbeing: the future of the past?
This lecture will showcase a range of projects that have used heritage collections to generate meaningful qualitative ‘emotional’ impact on individuals and communities. It will also explore personal heritage content in the digital age, and how disruptive technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR) are enabling people to curate and create their own timelines and versions of the ‘truth’ [read more]
|Stevenson Lecture Theatre||12:00-12:45|
|Parallel Session – Presented by Warwick in London||Academic Expertise: the good, the bad and the ugly
This session will open with a 10 minute scene-setter in which Professor Muthoo and Siobhan Benita will “debate” the strengths and weaknesses of traditional academic endeavour. This will be followed by a 35 minute workshop in which delegates will consider a number of areas relating to potential reform in university teaching and the generation of academic knowledge [read more]
|Parallel Session – Presented by Pan Macmillan||The Face of Knowledge
From teachers to writers, documentary makers to publishers, we ask the question: who presents us with knowledge? Are they inclusive in their approach? We invite you to join historian David Olusoga, social media activist Mariam Khan and other thinkers from a variety of fields for a round table discussion on ‘The Face of Knowledge’.
|Claus Moser Room||12:00-12:45|
|Afternoon Keynote||Vivian Hunt, Managing Partner, UK and Ireland, McKinsey & Company||BP Lecture Theatre||13:30-14:00|
|Panel Discussion||The role of the Knowledge Translator
The medium, says McLuhan, is the message, but when the media are in a state of constant evolution, are we in danger of losing sight of that message? The 2016 referendum, and the general election of 2017, saw what appeared to be a seismic shift in the consumption and distribution of political discussion; the mainstream news media were largely ignored, and likes and shares emerged as the new arbiters of truth [read more]
|BP Lecture Theatre||14:00–15:00|
|Parallel Session – Presented by Regent High School||The future of knowledge through the eyes of the future
A panel of students from Regent High School will debate the core topic of ‘The Future of Knowledge’ alongside a panel of representatives from Knowledge Quarter organisations [read more]
|BP Lecture Theatre||15:15-16:00|
|Parallel Session – Presented by McCaldin Arts||Mary’s Hand – curating historical fact as creative fiction
Historical narratives have always provided inspiration for creatives – does presentation of the facts matter? Our process for deriving new truths from past events is revealed here. McCaldin Arts discusses and showcases extracts from a new work examining the life of Queen Mary I, and discusses the re-imagining of one of history’s supposed bad girls [read more]
|Stevenson Lecture Theatre||15:15-16:00|
|Parallel Session – Presented by The Reading Agency||Reading Well: redefining the role of the expert through co-production
This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of co-production through the lens of arts-based interventions in health and wellbeing, as pioneered by The Reading Agency. An innovative approach to the creation of services and programmes, co-production involves people with lived experience of health conditions collaborating with those who we traditionally think of as experts to plan and deliver initiatives together, getting to the heart of what it means to have and use knowledge [read more]
|Parallel Session – Presented by Pan Macmillan||Publishing Knowledge: Have we had enough of experts?
How can complex subjects like global politics, banking, neuroscience and creativity, be made more accessible, entertaining and compelling? How do people learn about breakthroughs in science and technology, the news, and society? Are books existing in the last gasp of attention for long form, word-based knowledge sharing?
|Claus Moser Room||15:15 – 16:00|
|Panel Discussion||The role of the Knowledge Consumer
Ultimately, all of the questions posed in today’s panels come down to one thing: the people. It is the people whose trust knowledge creators must nurture, it is the people who consume the media, and whose relationship to truth and knowledge is under attack. But is there something more to be considered, here? [read more]
|BP Lecture Theatre||16:15-17:15|
|Closing Remarks||Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library and Chair, Knowledge Quarter||BP Lecture Theatre||17:15-17:45|
|Poet in the City, presents Poetic Chronicler||Keisha Thompson||BP Lecture Theatre||17:45-17:55|
|Drinks Reception||The Knowledge Quarter: Three Years On celebration and Essays launch||Egyptian Sculpture Gallery||18:15-20:00|