David is the Company Secretary and Founder of the Ideas College. He has been a community education manager and youth arts facilitator for over 25 years. Between the late 80’s early 90’s he curated the first Graffiti exhibitions in the UK at Whitechapel and South London Art galleries. In 1993 David established Tolerance in Diversity (TiD), winner of the Stop Racism 2000 Internationally Award. David was part of the team that developed the Tower Hamlets Summer University and Summer Education UK, which was rolled out nationally in 1998. He developed two Millennium Award Schemes, helping 196 young people to develop and sustain youth projects across the UK. He is married to historian and author Dr Kate Murphy and has three children. In January 2000 David was awarded the OBE and has an MA in Applied Anthropology.
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