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Brief Encounter - Ronnie Simpson

Ronnie SimpsonRonnie Simpson is Assistant Curator at the Mead Gallery in Warwick Arts Centre. He is responsible for curating the temporary exhibitions programme and events for the Mead Gallery.

Favourite Phrase:
Have you seen the Tomoko Takahashi exhibition?!

Least Favourite Phrase
I've never been to the Mead!

Magazines read:
Guardian, Organic Monthly.

Life before Warwick:
Running my own commercial art gallery in London.

Smartest career move:
Always move sideways.

Best thing about working at Warwick:
Meeting and working with intelligent and interesting people throughout the University. I also love the campus landscaping – it’s a joy to walk around.

Worst thing about working at Warwick:
Lack of safe cycle routes to campus.

People are always surprised to learn this about me but:
I don’t own a TV.

As a young child what did you want to be as a "grown-up"?
Like my Dad.

Now that you are grown-up what would be your "dream job"?
Psychoanalyst.

Major Achievement to Date
Being a father.

Any hidden talents?
I make a good pizza and waffles.

Which person inspires you most, and why?
Sigmund Freud – one of the most creative thinkers of the 20th century.

Your all-time favourite record or piece of music?
Sex Pistols – Submission.

Your favourite hobby or pastime?
Cycling and adopting cats.