Matthew Syed is a former three-times Commonwealth table tennis champion and a two-time Olympian. He is author of Bounce: How Champions are Made, a columnist for The Times and a commentator for the BBC and Eurosport.
Bounce: how champions are made (Fourth Estate, 2010)
'Recycling is a Waste of Time'
"The arts and humanities need to be defended and we must fight for the freedom to extend barriers, not merely to work within them. What better arena than The Battle of Ideas?"
Professor Colin Lawson, Director, Royal College of Music