Samuel Jones is a researcher at Demos, a think tank in the UK. His current projects include an investigation into young people's creative production, Making Good Work, and he has recently published As You Like It, a study into the future the English language and its implications for policy-makers. He has also written, Talk Us Into It a pamphlet that reconsiders the role of conversation in the modern world.
Working on the idea of cultural literacy, he has written on the importance of creativity and visual development in young people's education. He is also a co-author of the influential pamphlet, Cultural Diplomacy and has developed work on the international role of cultural organisations. Sam contributed to the Demos collection, Production Values, which features his piece on 'The New Cultural Professionals'. He has spoken at various events on culture, conversations and the English language.
Elsewhere, Sam sits on the UK Executive Board of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). He has also worked with the BBC to investigate TV arts audiences, and has three years experience of brand and consumer consultancy. With this experience, he brings an understanding of people as people and how culture might fit into their lives more generally. He has a double first in History from the University of Cambridge and an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art.