Mr Jonathan Cornwell

Associated academic, Executive Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project
Specialising in
Artificial intelligence

Jonathan Cornwell has a background in academic publishing. He produces art exhibitions, and conferences for academia, government and industry.

Academic interests

His academic interests include: 

  • Technology
  • Economics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Digital cultural heritage.

Degrees obtained

  • BA French and Spanish, UCL.


Jonathan Cornwell has a background in academic and educational publishing in Europe, the Middle East and China. Until 2017 he was co-director of the Rustat Conferences, high level meetings for academic, government and industry, to discuss vital issues of the day. He has produced conferences and edited reports on a wide range of topics including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, blockchain, bitcoin, energy security, food security, inequality, north-south divide, the future of work, and ageing.

He is the Executive Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project (SHDP) based at Jesus College. Through conferences, lectures and publishing, SHDP brings together the scientific research community with experts from industry, government and the media to deepen and broaden the appreciation of new ideas and discoveries in STEMM, and to ask searching questions about their impact on humanity.

Jonathan also works with curators, artists and galleries to produce exhibitions and apps, including Houghton Revisited: Masterpieces from the Hermitage; James Turrell: Lightscape; Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt; The Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole’s Masterpieces; and Chris Levine, Inner DeepSpace.

Other interests

Languages: French and Spanish.

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