Professor Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe (Design Against Crime at Central Saint Martins) co-organised an event at 11 Downing Street on Tuesday 24 March.  The seminar brought together a coalition of academics, policy makers and cultural leaders, with government ministers to discuss how the creativity of emerging graduates can be harnessed to revitalise the UK’s economic and cultural fortunes.  The event was attended by Nigel Carrington, Sir John Tusa and BBC Director General Mark Thompson.  Called the New Deal of the Mind, the initiative follows an article written by Ex-Political Editor of the New Statesman, Martin Bright.