Sir Ken Robinson PhD1950 - 2020

Sir Ken Robinson PhD died peacefully yesterday, 21st August 2020, surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer.

A New York Times bestselling author, he led national and international projects on creative and cultural education across the world, unlocking and igniting the creative energy of people and organisations. Sir Ken was the most watched speaker in TED’s history, with his 2006 talk ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ being viewed online over 60 million times and seen by an estimated 380 million people in 160 countries.

He was named as one of Time/Fortune/CNN’s ‘Principal Voices’; acclaimed by Fast Company magazine as one of ‘the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation’ and ranked in the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thinkers. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.

A loving family man, Sir Ken split his time between Los Angeles, California and London, England, with his wife Thérèse (Lady) Robinson, their two children, James and Kate, son-in-law Anthony and granddaughter.

We will be following up with a further update as we begin to follow Sir Ken’s wishes and honour his legacy.