Spring Debate, Thursday March 26th 2020


Join the De Beauvoir Balloon Debate on Thursday, March 26th for an evening of ideas and engagement. We invite three speakers to present an idea they feel passionately about. At the end of the evening, you vote for your favourite!

DATE: Thursday, March 26th. Doors open 7pm. Debate starts 7.30pm prompt.

VENUE: De Beauvoir Block, De Beauvoir Road, London N1 4EN. 

REGISTER HERE (Free entry)

Manick Govinda 2020    Olivia_Vinden

MANICK GOVINDA: “Let’s cancel ‘cancel culture’.”

Manick Govinda is a freelance arts consultant, and was formerly programme director at SPACE. He is an associate consultant for Counterculture LLP and has worked closely with a range of artists for many years as a producer, advisor, mentor, curator, strategist and fundraiser. He currently runs his own mentoring programme for artists and emerging arts professionals at all stages of their career.

Manick is also a freelance writer and commentator. He has written for spikedIndex on Censorship, British Council, a-n The Artists Information Company, Sluice and All In Britain. He runs arts campaigns for the Manifesto Club, where he led the campaign against the UK government’s visa restrictions on non-EU artists and academics. He also co-founded Artists for Brexit and Brexit Creatives. Follow Manick on Authory.com

OLIVIA VINDEN: “Why we all need a savings revolution.” 

Olivia Vinden leads Alpha’s UK fintech & innovation practice and advises on emerging technology and its impact on Asset and Wealth Management operating models. A member of the advisory panel of Velocity (the fintech accelerator from the Investment Association), she also leads client forums on innovation.

A specialist in blockchain &  fintech, Olivia also has over 10 years of experience with large transformational change programmes within investment managers, and an in-depth understanding of best practice operating models covering a range of different systems. Olivia is a regular contributor to the acclaimed Fintech Insider podcast.

Third speaker to be confirmed shortly.

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