Suffolk days and nights:
Nicola Clase, Swedish Ambassador to the Court of St James
Smart people need smart ideas. They need time and space to exchange views on issues which matter in a first-class environment. Ask anyone who goes to Davos. Harvard historian Niall Ferguson described Names Not Numbers as "like Davos....with community singing".
Names Not Numbers is a series of curated salons and discussions which start in London during the Autumn and culminate in three splendid days away in beautiful Suffolk on the English coast in the Spring. Since it began in 2009 its sessions in the UK, US and India has seen a stimulating and diverse array of contributions from, among others:
Historian Simon Schama; writers Neil Gaiman; and Kishwar Desai; the FT's "Mrs Moneypenny"; artist Maggi Hambling; singer & campaigner Annie Lennox; actors Tom Hollander, Miriam Margolyes and Meera Syal. Economic Laureates Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen and trader-turned-economic philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb; politicians Shashi Tharoor MP; Rt Hon David Davis MP; Douglas Alexander MP; foodies Camellia Panjabi and A.A. Gill; Tristram Hunt MP; Jo Johnson MP and the Prime Minister, David Cameron; lawyers Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Shami Chakrabarti; The Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees; filmmaker Molly Dineen; journalists David Aaronovitch, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Dylan Jones OBE, Ed Caesar, John Gapper, Viv Groskop, Jon Snow, Rachel Johnson, Jenni Russell, Steve Richards, Mary Ann Sieghart and Betsy Gleick of People.
Names Not Numbers is both personal and political, cultural and contemporary. It is dedicated to the smart individual who is curious about the complexities of the mass age. The individual who understands that having a network of strong ideas and strong connections is an individual equipped to thrive in today's world
Between September 2013 and March 2014 you, or your designated guest, can enjoy over 100 hours of curated conversation and connection - on our theme for the season: What Matters. In Business. In Media. In Culture. In Science. In Politics. And in Sex. In short, what matters to individuals in a mass age.
Dominic Young, Tech entrepreneur and member, eiClub
Editorial Intelligence (ei) is an intelligent knowledge networking business which runs an agenda-setting opinion former network for those seeking provocative ideas and great connections.