RIP Prof. Sir Ken Robinson

Very sad news I received last week when I was on holiday in Poland that Prof. Sir Ken Robinson dies peacefully after a short fight with cancer on 21 August 2020. Sir Ken has been a great inspiration for me as an academic and great role model. His speeches and books have triggered plenty of new ideas in my mind. His seminal speech on creativity, Do Schools kill creativity? has more than 65 million views. It is a great speech and to me is a thought-provoking speech which I have watched more than 20 times. His speech on Wisdom was also one of his best.

Sir Ken Robinson at TED2010, Session 12, “Wisdom,” Saturday, February 13, 2010, in Long Beach, California. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson