Ian Skelly

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"Ian Skelly has been a broadcaster with the BBC for thirty years. Since 1995 Ian has been a regular daily voice on BBC Radio 3. He often presents all of its main programmes from the Breakfast Show to its afternoon programmes and its main evening sequences. He is one of the regular anchors on the station's live relays from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and introduces concerts in the UK live on air from the stage... He has known HRH The Prince of Wales for over a decade, helping the Prince to articulate the detail of his philosophy and explain how it works in practice across a wide range of disciplines. He is currently making a series of short films about many of the Prince's 21 charities and continues to work on many speeches and lectures given by the Prince around the world. Highlights include the Dimbleby Lecture for the BBC, given by the Prince at St James's Palace in London and broadcast on national BBC Television, a lecture to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies on Islam and the Environment and a speech on the Future of Food at Georgetown University in Washington which was watched by 18 million people when it went on-line. All of these important statements are to be found incorporated into the purpose of the book, Harmony, co-authored by Ian with the Prince and the environmentalist, Tony Juniper. Ian was also the Prince's advisor on the film Harmony made by Balcony Films of California which received its UK premiere at Robert Redford's first Sundance Festival in London... Ian is the Chairman of the Temenos Academy, a charitable trust founded by the poet Kathleen Raine, based in London and dedicated to offering education in philosophy and the arts in light of the sacred traditions of the East and the West. The Prince of Wales is its Patron."[1]

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  1. Ian Skelly About, organizational web page, accessed July 1, 2012.