Public Lecture on ‘Being Creative: Our Purpose in Life?

This is a video of my inaugural Professorial Lecture where I share my thoughts on why creativity is important for our own happiness, for the happiness of others and for our learning and growth. I also highlight different ways creativity can manifest, and present some of the key factors that affect our creativity, including our ‘state of being’, and the role of purpose. Finally, I reflect on the implications for how we educate our students, and how we run our organisations.

Note that I refer to video clip in my talk of a famous try in rugby which could not be recorded for copyright reasons, so follow this link to see it.

New Report on “Creativity and the Future of Skills”

Interesting new report by the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre on “Creativity and the Future of Skills”. Three key findings in the report:
 

“1. Creativity is likely to be even more important in the future job market… 

2. Employers don’t just value creativity alone: they need talent with project management and organisational skills too…
 
3. Creative occupations don’t have a monopoly on creativity”… Examples given of other occupations requiring creativity include “engineers, manufacturing and business development roles.”