David Bailey and TV’s Professor Robert Winston to speak at Newham’s Ideas Olympiad

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 July 2012

Legendary photographer David Bailey and fertility scientist Professor Robert Winston at Newham’s first Ideas Olympiad.

The pair will share ideas and their experiences during a series of lectures organised by the council.

The event will open at Stratford’s Theatre Royal tonight, Friday, where Mr Bailey will take part in a question and answer session with Tim Marlow.

He will talk about the East End, the images which define it, and his exhibition at Compressor House.

This will be followed three days later by Bad Ideas, presented by Professor Winston at the Stratford Picturehouse from 6.30pm.

The lecture will question whther human creativity always produces desirable results.

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “I am delighted to welcome some of the UK’s most brilliant and creative minds to Newham so they can share their life experiences.

“I hope that audiences will take away with them the inspiration to share these ideas and their own with friends and relatives.”

Future lectures will include the Origin of our Species on July 18, given by former East Ham resident and Natural History Museum research leader Professor Christopher Stringer.

The next day, between 6pm and 8pm, the Old Town Hall in Stratford will host an interactive panel debate, Generation 2012: The Challenges Ahead.

The debate will aks 18-25 year olds in the audience what they think the government needs to put as a priority.

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