Ken Barnes, Dean of the Marketplace Institute, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA).
The Society’s work “consists of providing a platform for critical debate and new ideas; working with partners to translate knowledge and progressive thinking into practical change; and inspiring [a] network of Fellows to be a force for civic innovation and social change.” (RSA website)
The Society was founded in 1754, and was granted a Royal Charter in 1847. It obtained the right to use the term Royal in its name by King Edward VII in 1908. Charles Dickens, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, William Hogarth, John Diefenbaker, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee are some of the notable past and present Fellows.
Congratulations to Ken on this achievement.