Marc Newson; Typographic Circle; Question Time: Contemporary art and culture in the 21st century; Keith Bright

Designer Marc Newson’s job last year was to spend £30 000, courtesy of Sir Terence Conran, on things he’d like to live with, which were shown at the Conran Foundation Collection. He talks about his quest for supreme stuff, including a balsa wood surfboard (pictured), on 21 January. Tickets are priced £8 and £5 for concessions.

Contact: 020 7403 6933 for tickets and further information.

Venue: Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1.

Sea’s Bryan Edmondson speaks at the Typographic Circle’s first meeting of the year at 7.30pm on 31 January. Tickets are £20 for non-members, £15 for members and £10 for students.

Contact: 020 8744 2100.

Venue: Royal Institute of British Architecture, Florence Hall, 66 Portland Place, London W1.

Question Time: Contemporary art and culture in the 21st century on 23 January, is the first of a year-long series of inIVA debates looking at the impact of globalisation on cultural trends.

Contact: 020 7729 9616 for further information.

Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1.

Keith Bright will be talking about the designer’s responsibility to create environments that are accessible to all users, particularly those with restricted abilities, on 23 January at a lecture organised by the Sign Design Society.

Contact: 01582 713556 for further information.

Venue: Railtrack House, Euston Square, London NW1.

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