Sir Christopher Frayling

Sir Christopher Frayling

Years attended: 20172016

Discipline: DesignFilmWriting

Christopher Frayling is the author of over twenty books on cultural history and contemporary culture, including five on film design. His latest include The 2001 File and The Ken Adam Archive.

An historian, a critic and an award-winning broadcaster on network radio and television, Christopher was formerly Rector of the Royal College of Art, Chair of the Design Council and of Arts Council England, Chair of the Royal Mint Design Advisory Board, and the longest-serving Trustee of the V&A. He was knighted in 2000 for services to art and design education.

His talk will be based on his long-standing friendship with the late Ken Adam, designer of Dr Strangelove, Barry Lyndon and the earliest James Bonds which established the DNA of the series, and will include rarely-seen material.