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Knowledge Quarter Conference 2019: The Future of Knowledge

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 from 09:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
Knowledge Quarter Partner
These 50% discounted tickets are for KQ partners only. When registering, please ensure you use your work email address in the checkout.
1d 13h 39m £100.00 £0.00
Early Bird
Early Bird tickets must be purchased before 31st May 2019. Tickets are limited to 40 in total, once this allocation has been sold, no more will be released.
Ended £160.00 £0.00
General Ticket 1d 13h 39m £200.00 £0.00
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Please note that the deadline for purchasing tickets is Wednesday 12th June 2019.


The Knowledge Quarter’s “The Future of KnowledgeThink Better. Think Together.” conference returns on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at the British Library. It will explore real-world strategies for democratising, decolonising, demystifying and disseminating knowledge. With speakers, panels and workshops from science, technology, the media, politics, arts and culture, this conference provides a unique opportunity for KQ partners to collaborate and educate, forging lasting connections.


The programme includes:


  • Keynote addresses from British space scientist and BBC’s The Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and tech writer Clive Thompson.
  • Panel discussions with participants including Guardian journalist Luke Harding; University of Oxford Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology and novelist Dr Sunetra Gupta.
  • Parallel sessions with speakers including poet Inua Ellams, and Camden Council leader Georgia Gould.
  • KQ 'Lightning Talks' sessions with Arup, Bennetts Associates, Briffa, British Land, British Library, Royal College of Physician and Royal Veterinary College, showcasing current examples of knowledge-sharing.




Speakers & panellists


Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn & St Pancras

Clive Thompson, Journalist and Science and Technology writer      

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, British space scientist and science educator

Roly Keating, Chief Executive, British Library

Luke Harding, Journalist, Guardian

Madani Younis, Creative Director, Southbank Centre

Inua Ellams, Poet, playwright and performer

Prof. Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, University of Oxford

Katia Moskvitch, Business and Space Editor, Wired UK      

Cllr. Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council, Camden Council

Sandra Shakespeare, Co-Founder, Museum Detox

Simon Cane, Executive Director, UCL Culture

Dr. Ritu Dhand, Editorial Director, Nature

Miriam Levin, Head of Community Action, Department for DCMS

Dr. Robin Lovell-Badge, Senior Scientist, The Francis Crick Institute

Tonya Nelson, Director of Arts, Technology and Innovation, Arts Council England

Michael Markie, Publishing Director, F1000 Platforms

Sarah Elie MBE, Executive Director, Somers Town Community Association

Dr. Maria Nelson, Head of Open Innovation, Digital Catapult

Prof. Richard Bomphrey, Professor of Comparative Biomechanics in the Structure and Motion Laboratory, Royal Veterinary College

Prof. Kate Jeffery, Neuroscientist, Behaviour Neuroscience Laboratory

Margaret Briffa, Founding Partner, Briffa

Corinne Harrison, Library, Archive and Museum Services Administrator, Royal College of Physicians

Peter Fisher, Director, Bennetts Associates

Dervilla Mitchell, Head- UK, India, Middle East and Africa, Arup

Juliette Morgan, Head of Campus, British Land                   

Fiona Fox, Chief Executive, Science Media Centre

Dr. Tyler Stanage, Postdoc Researcher, The Francis Crick Institute

Emma House, Deputy Chief Executive, The Publishers Association

Jasmine White, Senior Producer, Poet in the City

Georgia Jacob, Creative Producer, Central Saint Martins

Malcom Smith, Fellow, Arup

Jane Hughes, Director of Communications, The Francis Crick Institute

Richard Harrison, Director of Community Engagement, Regent High School

Dinah Caine CBE, Chair, Camden STEAM Commission

Prof. Adam Thorpe, Professor in Socially Responsive Design, Central Saint Martins

Mahendra Mahay, Manager of BL Labs, British Library

Sam Mitchell, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Central Saint Martins

Noel Hatch, Head of Strategy, Camden Council

Will Cavendish, Global Lead, Digital Services, Arup

Keisha Thompson, Poet



Why attend?

  • Hear inspiring keynote addresses about the importance of democratising knowledge and the future of knowledge-sharing
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends in the knowledge sector
  • Interact with partners, local organisations, media and policy makers
  • Exchange ideas and opinions about the challenges facing the knowledge economy
  • Discover opportunities to connect and collaborate with other KQ partners
  • Get your questions answered by experts



Who attends?

  • Knowledge Quarter partners
  • Representatives of local and national Government
  • Think Tanks
  • Academics and researchers
  • Cultural leaders
  • Businesses interested / invested in the King’s Cross area
  • Students
  • Media



The KQ is determined to be at the forefront of a necessary transformation, where innovative collaboration brings about positive change. We aim to be a catalyst for vital interactions and deeper synergy, fostering an atmosphere of trust and transparency by providing an open platform for meaningful communication between our partner organisations. Together we can work on the future of knowledge, break down the dividing walls, and make knowledge a vital force in tackling the challenges of a networked yet divided world.





Each KQ partner will receive 1 free ticket. Please email Jodie Eastwood ( with the name and contact details of the representative from your organisation to secure this free ticket. A limited number of tickets are available for KQ partners at a 50% discounted price. Please select "Knowledge Quarter Partner" and ensure you use your work email address at the checkout.

Those attending the conference are automatically invited to the evening reception. Information on this will be sent separately. 


For the conference programme, please see our website

Do you have questions about Knowledge Quarter Conference 2019: The Future of Knowledge? Contact Knowledge Quarter

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When & Where

The British Library
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 from 09:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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Knowledge Quarter

We are the focal point for one of the greatest knowledge clusters anywhere in the world, located in a small area around King’s Cross, the Euston Road and Bloomsbury.

Within a few hundred metres you can find knowledge resources ranging from the world’s earliest books and manuscripts to the latest fashion and creative designs and cutting-edge medical research.

As a gateway to knowledge of every kind, we open doors for visitors, students, researchers and people who live and work in this dynamic part of London.

As a space to interact and share ideas in close proximity there is nowhere else like it.

Individually, our members offer a dazzling array of knowledge resources. Our new partnership brings them all together for the first time.

Knowledge is fuel for the brain. Get everyone connected and the possibilities are endless.

KQ is where thinking joins up.

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