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Will Gompertz Presents ‘Think Like an Artist’ Lecture

Will Gompertz Foundation lecture The latest Foundation Lecture saw Will Gompertz attend Stamford Endowed Schools on Friday 27th November and deliver an inspiring, entertaining and thought-provoking lecture on how to ‘Think Like an Artist’.

The BBC’s Arts Editor argued that creativity is key for the future and to achieve that, he encouraged people to be sceptical and to ‘disrupt’ their normal thinking. Using experiments with members of the audience, examples of art and highly amusing anecdotes he illustrated how creativity can be achieved by artists and non-artists alike. 

Whilst working for the BBC, Will Gompertz has interviewed and observed many of the world’s leading artists, directors, novelists, actors and designers and is considered one of the most original thinkers in the world. The Guardian describes him as ‘the best teacher you never had.’

The lecture was followed by a question and answer session and the evening concluded with a book signing event kindly hosted by Walkers Bookshops.

Foundation Director of Stamford Endowed Schools, Rachael Petrie, said; “The Foundation Lectures are all about challenging conventional thinking and going beyond the curriculum and this one certainly did that. It was a pleasure to welcome Will Gompertz to Stamford and we are very grateful to him for providing us with such an outstanding and enjoyable evening.”