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 most recent 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.

He is co-curator of the Design Manchester film programme and this year will personally introduce screenings of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein to coincide with the publication of his book Frankenstein – The First 200 Years which heralds the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel next year.