Herowatch: Paul Gilroy
Beta is not normally one for unnecessary genuflection at the feet of his betters... otherwise I wouldn't be off my knees at all. But at last night's 'Sounds of Political Freedom' debate, organised by the Urban Enterprise Network, Paul Gilroy wowed all. Now the Anthony Giddens Professor of Social Theory at LSE, he was passionate, eloquent and playful on the topic, and conistently forcing those on the panel with him, and the audience to be more articulate and incisive. And all with a genuine smile too.
If you haven't already, go and get this. He's preparing a book on music at the moment, which should be an absolute corker. And you can find out more about him and his ideas here.