Knowledge Futures Conference: Professor Geoffrey Crossick

26 October 2009


So Who Now Believes in the Transfer of Widgets?

On Saturday 17 October, Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London, addressed the Knowledge Futures Conference held at Goldsmiths 16-17 October on knowledge development and knowledge transfer in relation to the creative economy in comparison with other areas of research and industry. The address took forward the thinking in his May 2006 lecture to the Royal Society of Arts, subsequently published as a pamphlet, Knowledge transfer without widgets: the challenge of the creative economy. 

The full text of his lastest address can be found here:

So who now believes in the transfer of widgets?



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