Peter Barron is Google’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs for North and Central Europe.
He was previously editor of BBC2’s Newsnight from 2004-2008, and he has worked in TV News and Current Affairs for nearly twenty years.
He started as a BBC news trainee and has worked at a senior level on Newsnight, Channel 4 News and Tonight with Trevor McDonald. He devised and edited the BBC drama documentary series If…
In 2007 he was advisory chair of the Edinburgh International TV Festival.
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Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience, Oxford University