The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.

Stuart Delves

Director and Programme Facilitator

Stuart Delves co-founded Dark Angels in 2004 – a decade on, into ‘the daring night’ with Invisible Grail.

“My background is playwriting and I had early success on the Edinburgh Fringe. More recently I have been involved with community theatre, which I find hugely rewarding. I stepped into the commercial world in 1985 as an advertising copywriter.

I now write for businesses and institutions across multiple platforms. From 1990-1993 I was Centre Director for the Arvon Foundation in Devon and since, have consistently developed the residential course model co-designing Bloom Reading Holidays and Dark Angels. I believe a day away can prove extremely fruitful and that a couple of days away, in a retreat setting with peers and an inspired programme, can prove transformative.”

Stuart’s blogs

  • Some stories need courage to tell – take a butcher’s

    Some stories need courage to tell – take a butcher’s

    Story. A corporate buzzword. Yet it takes courage to tell one, and even more to listen to the stories of the people you manage and lead. Here Stuart Delves writes of a company that opened …Read More »
  • Quo vadis?

    Quo vadis?

    Six crinkled maps are unfurled. An air of expectancy gathers. Stuart Delves explores how these humble tools are a crucial starting point for any journey, but especially when you need to write the future. Quo …Read More »
  • The ABC of Space

    The ABC of Space

      In conversation with Professor James Dunlop, Stuart Delves discovers how a metaphor can be used to decipher infinite ideas and mathematical complexities, and secure a healthy research funding packet to boot.   A burger …Read More »