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".
We are delighted to announce that the 2014 line-up for Names Not Numbers - the invitation-only ‘experiential residential’ three days in Suffolk with a series of curated salons and discussions has confirmed the following speakers to engage with the hand-picked group of participants: A.A. Gill, Writer and Critic, Jemima Khan, Campaigner and Writer, Ruby Wax, Comedienne, Writer and Mental Health Campaigner, Helena Kennedy, QC, and Margaret Atwood, Author. Please click here for a full partcipants list and click here for full programme. Our partners include Wellcome Trust, FT Weekend, GQ, and Nespresso. Please click here for all partners.
Names Not Numbers founder Julia Hobsbawm says: “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”.
The theme for the season is '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.
Update 15 January 2014: Names Not Numbers programme has proved so popular that it has sold out and Editorial Intelligence has had to release a handful of additional places. Please click here to find out more or register for 2015.
Since its beginnings in 2009 Names Not Numbers has travelled the UK and the world, with seasons in New York and Mumbai.
Previous participants include:
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 now residential in Suffolk, specifically Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh, and enjoys the support of Suffolk Coast whose motto we highly approve of: Open Skies, Open Minds.
Dominic Young, CEO, Copyright Hub and member, eiClub
Hannah Rothschild, film-maker
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.