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Controversial Philosopher to Deliver Ogilvy & Mather Lecture PR Newswire LONDON, June 13, 2012 LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned philosopher and author, Alain de Botton will give the second Ogilvy & Inspire lecture at the

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Controversial Philosopher to Deliver Ogilvy &
Mather Lecture
PR Newswire
LONDON, June 13, 2012
LONDON
,
June 13, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Renowned philosopher and author, Alain de Botton will give the second Ogilvy &
Inspire lecture at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity 2012 on
Thursday 21 June.
Launched last year on the centenary of David Ogilvy's birth, the annual lecture
invites contemporary visionaries to examine inspiration and creativity. De
Botton's speech will unpick the idea of creativity and discuss why it is one of the
most elusive and essential aspects of our lives.
De Botton, whose work is built on a 'philosophy of everyday life', will pinpoint
the source of our creative fire by sharing the deeper truths he has discovered
through close examination of a host of subjects.
Alain de Botton said:
"
It is in books, poems, and painting that we find the
confidence to take seriously the feelings in ourselves that we might otherwise
never have thought to acknowledge."
Swiss-born de Botton is a prolific writer and distinguished thinker. He has
published books and papers on every aspect of the human condition including
sex, work, religion, status, love and art, with bestsellers in 30 countries. He
founded, and helps run, the ground-breaking School of Life in
London
, an
institution dedicated to a new vision of education.
Miles Young, Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy & Mather, said: "Now in their second year,
our seminars continue the legacy of inspiration fostered by David Ogilvy. Alain
de Botton reflects this legacy as one of the world's most inspirational, unique
thinkers. Like all great originals, he divides opinion, provokes debate and
illuminates what it is to be human. We are thrilled to have him guest at our
second Ogilvy & Inspire seminar."
Last year's inaugural speaker was Sir Ken Robinson, author, education reformer
and internationally-acclaimed speaker on education, creativity and innovation.
His challenging lecture was met with thunderous applause and a standing
ovation.
The second Ogilvy & Inspire lecture, on Thursday 21 June at
10:30am
in the
Theatre Debussy, will form the centerpiece of a range of activities by the
agency to celebrate this year's Cannes Lions.
The lecture will be followed by The Speakers' Corner - a Q&A session at
11:30am
with Alain de Botton in the Cannes Lions Press Centre: Palais de
Festivals.