“To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

- Leonardo da Vinci

DAvinci Network 

Born precisely on the 500th death anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci, the DaVinci Network is a global movement designed to explore, optimise and promote many-sided human potential at the individual, organisational and societal levels. 


The world of disciplinary silos is over. The DaVinci Network aims to catalyse a cultural paradigm shift, away from hyper-specialisation and ‘silo culture’, towards the encouragement of connection-making between different fields, disciplines and cultures. We do this through:


The Polymath Festival

The DaVinci Masterclass 

The DaVinci Diagnostic


The Polymath Content Platform

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Professor Martin Kemp FBA is Honorary Chair of The DaVinci Network.


Kemp is a British art historian and exhibition curator who is one of the world's leading authorities on the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci. The author of many books on Leonardo, Kemp has also written about visualisation in art and science, particularly anatomy, natural sciences and optics.


Since 2008, he has been emeritus professor of art history at the University of Oxford, before which he was a professor of Art History there (1995 2008) and held posts at the University of St Andrews (1981 1995) and the University of Glasgow (1966–1981). He is a fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, an honorary Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge and a fellow of the British Academy.


Waqās is Founder & CEO of the DaVinci Network. 


He is considered a world authority on multidisciplinary thought and practice, and is author of the internationally acclaimed book The Polymath (Wiley 2019). 


He is Founding Faculty at the London Interdisciplinary School (LIS) and Visiting Fellow at the Open University Business School, where he explores interdisciplinary approaches to leadership, management and innovation. 

With a background in art, science and international affairs, he has been called a “modern renaissance man” by various publications. 

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The DaVinci Network has assembled some of the world's leading multidisicplinary thinkers and practitioners to support our work on various projects. 

Dr Merritt Moore


PhD Quantum Physics 

Dancing with Robot

Harvard Artist-in-Residence

Prospective Astronaut 

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Paul Gladstone-Reid MBE

Classical Composer

Builder of Youth Charities

Social Entrepreneur

Imperial College Composer-in-Residence

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Omran Matar




Speaking Consultant 

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Dr Shama Rahman

PhD Cognitive Science



Tech Entrepreneur

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Dr Jasmine Pradisitto

PhD Physics

Artist & Sculptor

Environmental Activist

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