FORA.tv Speaker - Christopher Frayling

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Biography

Sir Christopher Frayling is professor of Cultural History and rector of the Royal College of Art, the only wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world. In addition, he is chairman of Arts Council England, the largest funding body for the arts in the UK. Frayling is well-known as an historian, critic and an award-winning broadcaster, with his work appearing regularly on network radio and television. He has published fifteen books and numerous articles on the arts, popular culture, design and the history of ideas, two of the most recent being his vast biography of the Italian film-maker Sergio Leone, Sergio Leone: Once Upon a Time in Italy and Mad, Bad and Dangerous?, which traces the genealogy of the filmic scientist. Frayling is the longest-serving Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum and was until recently chairman of the Design Council, a Trustee of the Design Museum, chairman of the Crafts Study Centre and a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Board. Christopher was knighted for 'services to art and design education' in January 2001.

2 Programs

Battle of Ideas: Your Culture or Mine?

11.01.08 | 01:33:19 min | 0 comments

Battle of Ideas: Welcome Address

10.28.06 | 00:18:35 min | 0 comments