Aidan Walker MA (Cantab), FRSA

Aidan is a compelling and charismatic speaker with a highly unusual CV that includes six years living a monastic life of meditation and celibacy while remaining engaged with the everyday world.  His Cambridge University degree in History led to 10 years as a skilled cabinetmaker and 20 years editing magazines and writing about design, plus curating and hosting conferences and seminars in the design, architecture and fine art worlds.  Aidan has practised meditation and yoga all his adult life, publishing his first book The Ecology of the Soul in 2016.  He is currently working on two more books, one on Mindful Design and the other on Arts & Crafts in the Digital Age.  He is a musician, a sailor and a passionate motorcyclist, racing his Ducati on European tracks.