List of speakers
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A

  • Chloë Abbott
    cornetist
  • Gemma Adams
    principal sustainability advisor, Forum for the Future
  • Robin Aitken
    co-founder, Oxford Food Bank
  • Jonathan Ali
    journalist, BBC Radio Manchester; author, Our Boys: the Great War in a Lancashire village
  • Duleep Allirajah
    sports columnist, spiked; Crystal Palace fan
  • Danny Altmann
    professor of immunology, Imperial College; editor-in-chief, Immunology; associate editor, Vaccine
  • Ian Anstice
    editor, Public Libraries News
  • David Antunes
    associate professor, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema; Ph.D, Literary Theory
  • Josie Appleton
    director, civil liberties group, Manifesto Club; author, Officious: Rise of the Busybody State
  • Rachel Armstrong
    professor of experimental architecture, Newcastle University
  • Eugenia Arsenis
    director; dramaturg, Center for Contemporary Opera, New York
  • Henry Ashworth
    chief executive, The Portman Group; former member, Cabinet Office's Behavioural Insights Team
  • Janice Atkinson
    UKIP MEP

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B

  • Patrick Baert
    professor of social theory, University of Cambridge; forthcoming book, The Existentialist Moment
  • Reg Bailey
    chief executive, Mothers’ Union; Independent Reviewer for Government on the commercialisation & sexualisation of Childhood
  • Tom Bailey
    journalist; contributor, World Finance, European CEO, and The New Economy.
  • Mark Baker
    director, Centre for Clinical Practice, NICE
  • Kevin Bampton
    head, Department of Law and Criminology, University of Derby
  • Frank Barry
    professor of international business and development, Trinity College Dublin; editor and lead author, Understanding Ireland's Economic Growth
  • George Barton
    percussionist
  • Chris Barton
    product marketing manager, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Christopher Beckett
    client and operations manager, Elite IB; former pastoral support worker, Wymondham College
  • Daniel Ben-Ami
    journalist and author, Ferraris for All: in defence of economic progress and Cowardly Capitalism
  • Barnabás Bencsik
    curator and lecturer; founder, Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange
  • Piers Benn
    philosopher; author, Commitment and Ethics; visiting lecturer in ethics, Heythrop College, London and Fordham University, New York
  • Tom Bennett
    teacher; founder, researchED; author, Teacher Proof; columnist and blogger; 'Behaviour Advisor to the Department for Education
  • Anna Bergqvist
    lecturer in philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Jennifer Betts
    researcher, Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), Queens University Belfast
  • Sue Bigmore
    accordionist
  • Mark Birbeck
    internet software and big data consultant
  • Sheila Bird
    programme leader, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge Institute of Public Health
  • Sandy Black
    professor of fashion & textile design & technology, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London; editor and co-author, The Sustainable Fashion Handbook; author, Eco Chic the Fashion Paradox
  • Tim Black
    editor, Spiked Review
  • Stephanie Blankenburg
    senior lecturer in economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • Michael Blastland
    writer and broadcaster; presenter, The Human Zoo, Radio 4; co-author, The Tiger That Isn't
  • Cara Bleiman
    teacher, Arnhem Wharf Primary School
  • Margaret Boden
    research professor of cognitive science, Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Sussex
  • Yann Bonduelle
    partner, UK Consulting leader, Data & Analytics team, PwC
  • Diederik Boomsma
    duo-councillor, Christian Democrat Party, city council of Amsterdam
  • Phil Booth
    coordinator, medConfidential
  • Rev Dr Joseph Borg
    lecturer in media studies, University of Malta; former media policy adviser to the Government and Archdiocese of Malta; editor
  • Sebastian Borger
    London correspondent, Berliner Zeitung, Der Standard and Cicero
  • Hafsa Bouazza
    student in English Studies and Literature, Abdelmalik Essaadi University Martil - Tetouan; head of media committee, African Youth Organization
  • David Bowden
    associate fellow, Academy of Ideas; culture writer
  • Peter Bradley
    director, Speakers’ Corner Trust
  • Kathleen van Brempt
    MEP, Party of European Socialists; former Flemish government Minister for Mobility, Social Economy and Equal Opportunities
  • Francesca Bria
    senior project lead and senior researcher, Nesta, UK Innovation Foundation; advisor, European Commission on Future Internet and Smart Cities policy
  • Justine Brian
    director, Debating Matters Competition
  • Richard Bridge
    outreach adviser, Citizens Advice

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C

  • Carlos Castanheira
    architect, Carlos Castanheira & Clara Bastai Arquitectos Lda
  • Silvia Cavalieri
    accordionist
  • JJ Charlesworth
    senior editor, ArtReview
  • Nicola Clayton
    Professor of comparative cognition at the University of Cambridge; fellow of the Royal Society
  • Jenny Clegg
    senior lecturer, Asia Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
  • Dave Clements
    adviser to local government; blogger, Guardian, Huffington Post; convenor, IoI Social Policy Forum.
  • Martin Cloake
    writer and editor; author, Taking Our Ball Back: English Football’s Culture Wars
  • Joel Cohen
    communications manager, BeyondMe
  • Samantha Cohen
    barrister, Chambers of Anthony Berry QC, 9 Bedford Row; experienced advocate in questioning vulnerable witnesses; prosecutes and defends in cases involving allegations of sexual assaults
  • Raphael Cohen-Almagor
    chair in politics, University of Hull
  • Thomas Collier
    social care worker, Hampshire County Council
  • Florentin Collomp
    UK correspondent, Le Figaro
  • Frances Coppola
    associate editor, Pieria; contributor to Nesta’s Our Work Here is Done, exploring the frontiers of robot technology
  • Jan Cosgrove
    national secretary, Fair Play for Children
  • Rui Costa
    assistant professor, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Richard Cotmore
    accordionist
  • Ed Cottingham
    media analyst and researcher
  • Valerie Coultas
    senior lecturer, English in Education, School of Education, Kingston University
  • Tim Crane
    Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge; author The Meaning of Belief (Harvard UP 2017)
  • Ian Crawford
    professor of planetary science and astrobiology, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Chris Crean
    regional campaigns coordinator, West Midlands, Friends of the Earth
  • Isabelle Cressy
    performer; co-director, PINCH
  • Niall Crowley
    freelance designer and writer
  • Barbara Crowther
    director of policy and public affairs, Fairtrade Foundation
  • Dolan Cummings
    associate fellow, Academy of Ideas; author, That Existential Leap: a crime story (forthcoming from Zero Books)
  • Philip Cunliffe
    senior lecturer in international conflict, University of Kent; co-editor, Politics Without Sovereignty: a critique of contemporary international relations.
  • Sue Currell
    chair, British Association for American Studies; reader, American Literature, Sussex University
  • Adrian Curtis
    Foodbank network director, the Trussell Trust

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D

  • Nicola Dandridge
    chief executive officer, Universities UK
  • Anne Danks
    The Trussell Trust
  • Paolo Dardanelli
    senior lecturer in comparative politics, University of Kent
  • Neil Davenport
    sociology and politics teacher; writer on culture; former music journalist
  • Maurice Davies
    partner, the Museum Consultancy; senior research fellow, Department of Management, King's College London
  • Ezra Davies
    accordionist
  • Philip Davies
    Conservative MP for Shipley
  • Stephen Deadman
    Group Privacy Officer and Head of Legal – Privacy, Security & Content Standards, Vodafone Group
  • Amali de Alwis
    thought leadership manager, PwC
  • Alex Deane
    managing director, FTI Consulting; Sky News regular; BBC Dateline London panellist; author Big Brother Watch: The state of civil liberties in modern Britain
  • Mary Dejevsky
    columnist and former chief editorial writer, Independent; leading commentator on Russia, EU and US
  • Shirley Dent
    communications specialist (currently working with the British Veterinary Association media team); editor, tlfw.co.uk; author, Radical Blake
  • Emma Dent-Coad
    planning spokesperson, Labour Group, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council; design and architecture journalist
  • Koen de Voegt
    co-chairman, Pirate Parties International
  • David Didau
    former teacher; blogger, The Learning Spy; author, The Secret of Literacy
  • David Dixon
    deputy leader and cabinet member for neighbourhoods, Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Alastair Donald
    associate director, Future Cities Project; architecture programme manager, British Council
  • Nikos Dontas
    head, Dramaturgy Department, Greek National Opera; music critic, Kathimerini
  • Léan Doody
    associate director and smart cities lead, Arup
  • Ashley Dove-Jay
    PhD researcher, University of Bristol; programme member on NASA/ESA-related projects
  • Tory Dunn
    accordionist
  • Ian Dunt
    editor, Politics.co.uk; political editor, Erotic Review
  • Bill Durodié
    head of department and chair of international relations, University of Bath

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E

  • Wendy Earle
    impact development officer, Birkbeck, University of London; convenor, Academy of Ideas Arts and Society Forum
  • David Eberhard
    head of staff and senior consultant, Prima psychiatry; author, How Children Took Power
  • Kathryn Ecclestone
    professor of education, University of Sheffield; author, Governing Vulnerable Subjects in a Therapeutic Age (forthcoming)
  • Paul Ekins
    professor of resources and environmental policy, director, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London; deputy director, UK Energy Research Centre
  • Kajsa Ekis Ekman
    Swedish journalist, writer and activist; author, Skulden - eurokrisen sedd från Aten and Being and Being Bought; writer, Dagens Nyheter
  • Omar Elfarouk
    undergraduate student, American University, Cairo
  • Ben Ellison
    accordionist
  • Alice Evans
    fellow in human geography, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

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F

  • Craig Fairnington
    associate fellow, Academy of Ideas; university finance and accommodation officer
  • Mark-Anthony Falzon
    associate professor, Department of Sociology, University of Malta; columnist, Sunday Times of Malta
  • Lianghuo Fan
    professor in education; head, Mathematics & Science Education Research Centre, University of Southampton
  • Gregory Farmakis
    entrepreneur; CEO, Agilis SA
  • Sara Feio
    illustrator
  • Kate Figes
    journalist; author, Our Cheating Hearts – love & loyalty, lust & lies
  • Jeanette Findlay
    founder member, Fans Against Criminalisation
  • Michael Fitzpatrick
    writer on medicine and politics; author, The Tyranny of Health
  • John Fitzpatrick
    professor of law and director, Kent Law Clinic, University of Kent, Canterbury
  • Eliot Forster
    CEO, Immunocore; chairman, MedCity
  • Janet Foulds
    social worker, Derby City Council; former chair, British Association of Social Workers
  • Claire Fox
    director, Academy of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze; author, I Find That Offensive
  • Willard Foxton
    television producer and journalist; author of the dating blog, 28 dates later
  • Naomi Foyle
    award winning author; Astra, Seoul Survivors, The World Cup, The Night Pavilion; co-founder of British Writers in Support of Palestine
  • Becky Francis
    professor of education and social justice, King's College London;
  • Ashley Frawley
    Senior lecturer in sociology and social policy, Swansea University; author, The Semiotics of Happiness: rhetorical beginnings of a public problem
  • Joe Friggieri
    professor of philosophy and former head of department, University of Malta; poet; playwright; theatre director; three-times winner, National Literary Prize
  • Ranier Fsadni
    assistant lecturer, anthropological sciences, University of Malta; columnist, The Times of Malta
  • Sally Fudge
    barrister, Furnival Chambers
  • Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva
    head of research, Oxfam GB; co-author. Working for the Few: political capture and economic inequality
  • Steve Fuller
    Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology, University of Warwick
  • Frank Furedi
    sociologist and social commentator; author, What's Happened to the University?, Power of Reading: from Socrates to Twitter, On Tolerance and Authority: a sociological history
  • Ann Furedi
    chief executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service; author, The Moral Case for Abortion

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G

  • Anna Gács
    associate professor, Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, ELTE
  • Carl Gardner
    barrister; law blogger, headoflegal.com
  • Elisabetta Gasparoni
    teacher; convenor of the Future Cities Project Readers’ Group
  • Areti Georgili
    founder, Free Thinking Zone
  • Clare Gerada
    GP; past chair, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Martha Gill
    journalist, the Economist
  • Tony Gilland
    associate fellow, Academy of Ideas
  • Christopher Gillett
    opera singer; columnist, Sinfinimusic.com and Opernwelt
  • Tor Gisvold
    director, digital, PwC; former consultant, Riot Games (League of Legends)
  • Luke Gittos
    criminal lawyer; director of City of London Appeals Clinic; legal editor at spiked; author, Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth: From Steubenville to Ched Evans
  • Jo Glanville
    director, English PEN
  • Harvey Goldsmith
    impresario; chairman, The British Music Experience
  • Marc Goodchild
    co-Founder, Syncscreen.tv; partner, The Little Big Partnership; adviser on digital policies, Children’s Media Foundation
  • David Goodhart
    director, Demos Integration Hub; author, The British Dream: successes and failures of post-war immigration
  • Manick Govinda
    head, artists' advisory services; producer, Artsadmin; vice chair, a-n The Artists Information Company
  • Cathy Graham
    director of music, British Council
  • Debora Green
    head of student support and wellbeing; University of Sheffield
  • Miranda Green
    journalist; founding editor, The Day; regular contributor to BBC political shows; former Lib Dem spin doctor
  • John Greening
    writer; editor, Edmund Blunden's Undertones of War
  • Sean Gregory
    director, Creative Learning, Barbican/Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Hella Grichi
    writer and designer; co-founder Aspire to Inspire
  • Fisun Güner
    freelance writer; visual arts editor, The Arts Desk
  • Helene Guldberg
    director, spiked; author, Reclaiming Childhood: freedom and play in an age of fear and Just Another Ape?
  • Nevile M Gwynne
    author; private teacher, and adviser on teaching-methods to various schools in England

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H

  • Pauline Hadaway
    writer and researcher
  • Rania Hafez
    programme leader, MA Education, Greenwich University; fellow, The Muslim Institute
  • Joe Halloran
    teaching & learning consultant, Computing, London Connected Learning Centre
  • Lisa Harker
    director of strategy, policy and evidence, NSPCC
  • Sarah Harper
    international adviser on ageing issues; director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
  • Richard Harris
    peripatetic official, NASUWT – The Teachers' Union
  • Adrian Hart
    author, That's Racist! How the regulation of speech and thought divides us all and Leave those kids alone – How official hate speech regulation interferes in school life
  • John Hawksworth
    chief economist, PwC
  • Dennis Hayes
    professor of education, University of Derby
  • Bríd Hehir
    writer, researcher and traveller; retired nurse and fundraiser
  • Matthias Heitmann
    freelance journalist; contributor, NovoArgumente; columnist, Schweizer Monat
  • Carl Hendrick
    head of learning and research, Wellington College
  • Ivan Hewett
    chief music critic, Daily Telegraph; professor, Royal College of Music; broadcaster; author, Music: healing the rift
  • Barbara Hewson
    barrister, Middle Temple; writer and commentator
  • John Hilary
    executive director, War on Want; author, The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next
  • Nicholas Hillman
    director, Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)
  • Dan Hodges
    blogger; columnist, Daily Telegraph
  • David Hoffman
    accordionist
  • Jon Holbrook
    barrister; writer on legal issues; regular contributor to spiked
  • Leo Hollis
    historian; author, Cities Are Good For You: the genius of the metropolis
  • Amanda Holloway
    commissioning editor, Sinfini Music
  • Martin Howe QC
    barrister; member, Commission on A Bill of Rights; chairman of Lawyers for Britain
  • Philippa Huckle
    CEO, The Philippa Huckle Group; co-author, The Psychology of Trading
  • Cheryl Hudson
    lecturer in American history, University of Liverpool
  • Leyla Hussein
    psychotherapist and anti-FGM campaigner; presenter, BAFTA nominated The Cruel Cut
  • Tom Hutchinson
    clarinettist; teacher; arts project manager, Royal Philharmonic Society

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J

  • Verity Jacklin
    trumpet player
  • Amy Jackson
    director, Oxtale Specialist Communications; author, Can we Learn to Love the Megadairy?
  • Isabelle Jenkins
    partner, Capital Market Consulting and Technology, PwC
  • Tiffany Jenkins
    writer and broadcaster; author, Keeping Their Marbles: how treasures of the past ended up in museums and why they should stay there
  • Denis Joe
    poet and reviewer; founding member, Liverpool Salon
  • Lindsay Johns
    writer and broadcaster; (non-residential) Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research at Harvard University

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K

  • Izabella Kaminska
    FT Alphaville blogger, Financial Times
  • Tia Kansara
    founder & director, Kansara Hackney Ltd; executive committee member, London Business School’s Global Energy Summit; co-director, CleanTechChallenge
  • Lesley Katon
    creative director, Pagefield
  • Sarah Kember
    professor of new technologies of communication, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Martin Kemp
    emeritus professor, University of Oxford; broadcaster; author, Christ to Coke: how image becomes icon
  • Angus Kennedy
    convenor, The Academy; author, Being Cultured: in defence of discrimination
  • Nicholas Kenyon
    managing director, Barbican Centre; presenter, BBC Radio 4’s Cities From The Ashes; former director BBC Proms
  • Geoff Kidder
    director, membership and events, Academy of Ideas; convenor, IoI Book Club; IoI’s resident expert in all sporting matters
  • Rob Killick
    CEO, Clerkswell; author, The UK After The Recession
  • Dimitrios Kiousopoulos
    historian; columnist, Eleftherotypia
  • Lesley Klaff
    senior lecturer in law, Sheffield Hallam University; associate editor, Journal for the Study of Antisemitism
  • Simon Knight
    senior youth work practitioner; vice chair, Play Scotland
  • Emma Knights
    chief executive, National Governors’ Association
  • Kim Knott
    professor of Religious and Secular Studies; Lancaster University; author, The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis.
  • Maurits Kreijveld
    futurist, wisdomofthecrowd.nl
  • Ashok Krish
    head, social media & workplace reimagination practice, TCS Digital Enterprise

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L

  • Hannah Lambie-Mumford
    research in food poverty, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of Sheffield
  • David Lammy MP
    Labour MP for Tottenham; author, Out of the Ashes: Britain after the riots
  • Stephen Law
    head, Centre for Inquiry UK; senior lecturer in philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London; author, The War for Children’s Minds
  • Shirley Lawes
    researcher; consultant and university teacher, specialising in teacher education and modern foreign languages; Chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques
  • Ellie Lee
    reader in social policy, University of Kent, Canterbury; director, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies
  • Philippe Legrain
    visiting senior fellow, LSE’s European Institute; author, Immigrants: your country needs them and European Spring: Why Our Economies and Politics are in a Mess – and How to Put Them Right
  • Vera Lengsfeld
    renowned civil rights activist; freelance author
  • Sarah Lewendon
    accordionist
  • Norman Lewis
    director (innovation), PwC; co-author, Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation
  • Jen Lexmond
    director, Character Counts
  • Brian Lightman
    general secretary, ASCL
  • Mark Littlewood
    director general, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Sonia Livingstone
    professor, Department of Media and Communications, LSE; author, Media Regulation: Governance and the interests of citizens and consumers
  • Gill Lloyd
    director, Artsadmin
  • Peter Lloyd
    freelance journalist; author, Stand By Your Manhood
  • Daniel Lloyd
    consumer lawyer; member of the employed bar; co-author, Blackstone's Guide to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (forthcoming)
  • Timo Lochocki
    fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Anna-Lena Lodenius
    journalist and lecturer; author, Slaget om svenskheten - ta debatten med Sverigedemokraterna
  • Joy Lo Dico
    editor, Evening Standard’s Londoner’s Diary; contributing editor, Prospect
  • Christine Louis-Dit-Sully
    research biologist with a life-long interest in social and political issues
  • Rob Lyons
    science and technology director, Academy of Ideas; convenor, IoI Economy Forum

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M

  • Keith MacLean
    independent energy advisor; industry chair, Energy Research Partnership
  • Ken MacLeod
    award-winning science fiction writer; author, Descent, The Restoration Game and Intrusion; writer-in-residence, MA Creative Writing, Edinburgh Napier University 2013-2014
  • Jan Macvarish
    associate lecturer and researcher, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies, University of Kent; author, Neuroparenting: The Expert Invasion of Family Life
  • Anthony Maden
    Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Imperial College London
  • Qaisar Mahmood
    heritage manager, Swedish National Heritage Board
  • Kate Maltby
    theatre critic, The Times; associate fellow, Bright Blue; researcher on intellectual life of Elizabeth I
  • Fred Manson
    associate director, Heatherwick studio
  • Toby Marshall
    A Level Film Studies Teacher; PhD researcher in sociology of education, UCL Institute of Education
  • Jack Marwood
    primary school teacher; education writer, Icing on the Cake blog
  • Edward Mason
    rector, Bath Abbey
  • Michael Mason
    cornetist
  • Simon May
    visiting professor, King's College London; author, Love: a history
  • Alex Maydew
    jazz pianist
  • Natasha McCarthy
    head of policy, British Academy; member, steering committee, Forum for Philosophy, Engineering and Technology
  • Tara McCormack
    lecturer in international politics, University of Leicester; author, Critique, Security and Power: the political limits to emancipatory approaches
  • Kevin McCullagh
    founder, Plan
  • Alister McGrath
    Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
  • Jacob Mchangama
    executive director, Justitia and Freedom Rights Project
  • Ken McLaughlin
    lecturer in social work; author, Surviving Identity: vulnerability and the psychology of recognition
  • Robin McNicholas
    co-founder and creative director, Marshmallow Laser Feast; co-creator, Meet Your Creator
  • Mohamed Amir Medjahed
    vice president, Impact Foundation for Dialogue; post graduate student
  • David Mellor PC, QC
    former Secretary to the Treasury; founding Secretary of State for National Heritage (now DCMS); broadcaster and music critic
  • Christopher Meyer
    chairman, PagefieldAdvisory Board; former British Ambassador to the United States
  • Sally Millard
    co-founder, IoI Parents Forum
  • Alan Miller
    chairman, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)
  • Christina Mills
    director of Group Communications and Reputation, SABMiller
  • Simon Millward
    director, Albion Media; former London art critic, Wall Street Journal
  • Munira Mirza
    advisor on arts and philanthropy; former deputy mayor of London for education and culture; author, The Politics of Culture: the case for universalism
  • Tim Mitchell
    Chairman of licensing, Westminster City Council
  • Rana Mitter
    director, University China Centre, University of Oxford; author, China’s War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival
  • Daniel Monk
    reader in law, Birbeck, University of London; assistant editor of Child and Family Law Quarterly
  • Claire Mookerjee
    project lead, urbanism, Future Cities Catapult
  • Joaquim Moreno
    architect and editor; researcher, Univesity of Porto CEAU (Center of Architecture an Urban Studies)
  • Paul Morley
    music journalist; author, The North (and almost everything in it)
  • Jonny Mott
    accordionist
  • Chantal Mouffe
    Professor of political theory, University of Westminster; author, Agonistics: thinking the world politically
  • Helen Mountfield QC
    barrister, Matrix Chambers, London; trustee, Equal Rights Trust
  • Para Mullan
    senior project manager, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; FCIPD
  • Phil Mullan
    economist and business manager; author, Creative Destruction: How to start an economic renaissance
  • Toby Mundy
    founding director, TMA literary agency; executive director, Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
  • Rupert Myers
    barrister and writer
  • Martin Myrone
    lead curator, Pre-1800 British Art, Tate Britain

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  • Arushi Nayar
    student, PSBB KK Nagar
  • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
    philosopher and novelist; author, Plato at the Googleplex: why philosophy won’t go away; visiting professor of philosophy, New College of the Humanities
  • Rebecca Newton
    chief community & safety officer, Mind Candy Inc.
  • Ruth Nicholls
    managing director, Young Rewired State
  • Simon Nixon
    chief European commentator, Wall Street Journal; author, The Credit Crunch: how safe is your money?

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  • Lucy O’Brien
    professor, University College London; author, Self-Knowing Agents; Honorary Director, Aristotelian Society, 2006-2014
  • Anwar Oduro-Kwarteng
    promotions manager, Academy of Ideas; writer on politics and ideology
  • Jane O'Grady
    visiting lecturer, City University, London; obituarist, Guardian
  • Kate O’Halloran
    social worker and CBT therapist, Tusla Child and Family Agency
  • Andrew Old
    teacher; education blogger, Scenes from the Battleground
  • Richard Olsen
    CEO, Olsen Ltd.
  • Kata Oltai
    curator, art historian and creative producer
  • Onora O’Neill
    chair, UK Equality and Human Rights Commission; crossbench member of the House of Lords
  • Brendan O'Neill
    editor, spiked; columnist, Big Issue; contributor, Spectator; author, A Duty to Offend: Selected Essays
  • Andrew Opie
    director for food and sustainability, British Retail Consortium
  • Andrew Orlowski
    executive editor, Register; assistant producer, All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace
  • Feargus O’Sullivan
    Europe correspondent, CityLab
  • Marion Oswald
    head, Centre for Information Rights, University of Winchester
  • Merijn Oudenampsen
    sociologist and political scientist, Tilburg University; editor, Power to the People

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P

  • Robert Peal
    history teacher, West London Free School, and education research fellow, Civitas
  • Geoff Pearson
    senior lecturer in sports management and law, University of Liverpool
  • Luis T Pereira
    founding partner, [A] ainda arquitectura architecture studio, Porto
  • Marisa Pereira
    volunteer production coordinator, WORLDwrite
  • Shyama Perera
    writer, broadcaster and novelist; acting director, One World Media
  • Martyn Perks
    digital business consultant and writer; co-author, Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation
  • David Perks
    founder and principal, East London Science School; director, the Physics Factory
  • Sebastian Pfeffer
    editor and parliamentary correspondent, The European
  • Angela Phillips
    Goldsmiths; author, The Trouble With Boys: parenting the men of the future
  • Jo Phillips
    award-winning journalist; former press secretary to Paddy Ashdown; co-author, Why Vote?
  • Gavin Phillipson
    Professor of Law and Deputy Head of School, Durham Law School
  • Ben Pile
    independent researcher, writer, and film-maker
  • Gabriela V. Pinheiro
    lecturer, Fine Arts Faculty, University of Porto
  • Elizabeth Pisani
    director, Ternyata Ltd; author, The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS
  • Thais Portilho
    journalist; campaigns and public affairs consultant
  • Jane Potter
    senior lecturer in publishing, Oxford Brookes University; author, Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War 1914-1918
  • Alex Proud
    CEO, Proud Group
  • Vicky Pryce
    board member, Centre for Economics and Business Research; economic advisor, British Chamber of Commerce
  • Vanessa Pupavac
    associate professor; co-director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham

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R

  • John Raftery
    vice-chancellor, London Metropolitan University
  • Laura Raphael
    online and social media manager, Simian Publishing
  • James Raven
    professor of modern history, University of Essex; author, Oxford Illustrated History of the Book (forthcoming)
  • Steve Rayner
    James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization; director, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford
  • Helen Reece
    reader in law, LSE
  • Paul Reeves
    engineering software designer, SolidWorks R&D (part of Dassault Systèmes); convener, manufacturing work group for Big Potatoes: the London manifesto for innovation
  • Luke Regan
    research officer, The Sports Think Tank
  • Jacob Reynolds
    consultant, SHM Productions
  • Vicky Richardson
    writer and curator
  • Hugo Rifkind
    columnist, The Times, Spectator and GQ; author, Overexposure
  • Jack Rivlin
    editor-in-chief, The Tab
  • Marion Roberts
    professor of urban design, University of Westminster; co-author, Planning the Night-time City
  • Jonathan Romain
    rabbi; chair, Accord Coalition for Inclusive Education
  • Kevin Rooney
    politics teacher and head of social science, Queen's School, Bushey; co-author, Who's Afraid Of The Easter Rising?
  • Orna Ross
    author-publisher; founder, The Alliance of Independent Authors
  • Nathalie Rothschild
    freelance journalist; producer and reporter for Sweden's public service radio
  • Maisie Rowe
    landscape architect, writer and illustrator
  • David Runciman
    professor of politics, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Cambridge University; author, The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War 1 to the Present

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  • Bryony Sadler
    campaigner, Flooding on the Levels Action Group
  • Angela Saini
    science journalist; author, Geek Nation: how Indian science is taking over the world
  • Hilary Salt
    actuary; founder, First Actuarial
  • Anders Sandberg
    research associate, Future of Humanity Institute; Oxford Martin senior fellow; Oxford Martin School, Oxford University
  • Jane Sandeman
    convenor, IoI Parents Forum; contributor, Standing up to Supernanny; director of finance and central services, Cardinal Hume Centre
  • Michael Savage
    blogger, Grumpy Art Historian
  • Jo Saxton
    chief executive, Future Academies
  • Clemens Schneider
    co-founder, Prometheus - Das Freiheitsinstitut
  • Patrik Schumacher
    principal, Zaha Hadid Architects; author, The Autopoiesis of Architecture
  • Matt Scott
    composer and accordionist
  • Matt Scott
    accordionist
  • Paul Seaman
    co-founder, Zurich Salon; editor, 21st Century PR Issues
  • Rosalind Searle
    co-founder, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and Head of Trust Research, Coventry University
  • Michael Segalov
    communications officer, University of Sussex Students’ Union; freelance journalist.
  • Alka Sehgal Cuthbert
    educator, writer, doctoral researcher
  • Asha Shah
    paralegal, Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Karl Sharro
    architect; writer; Middle East commentator; co-author, Manifesto: Towards a New Humanism in Architecture
  • Nadim Shehadi
    associate fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
  • Marc Sidwell
    executive editor, City A.M.
  • Stevie Simkin
    reader in film and drama, University of Winchester; co-editor (with Professor Julian Petley), Controversies book series; author, Cultural Constructions of the Femme Fatale: from Pandora’s Box to Amanda Knox
  • Roddy Skeaping
    accordionist
  • Peter Smith
    director of tourism, St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham, London; co-author, Volunteer Tourism: the lifestyle politics of international development
  • Jean Smith
    specialist development consultant; co-founder and director, NY Salon
  • Helmut Smith
    Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
  • Josh Smith
    former student, Franklin College; politics student, University of Hull
  • Jason Smith
    associate fellow, Academy of Ideas
  • Christopher Snowdon
    director, lifestyle economics, Institute of Economic Affairs; author, The Art of Suppression
  • Nikos Sotirakopoulos
    lecturer in sociology, University of Loughborough; author, The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: From New Left to Occupy
  • Pedro Quintino de Sousa
    researcher on Portuguese and European literature, CLEPUL (Center For European and Lusophone Literatures and Cultures)
  • Anthony Speaight QC
    QC; executive committee member, Society of Conservative Lawyers
  • Christopher Stacey
    director (services), Unlock
  • Tim Stanley
    leader writer and columnist, Daily Telegraph
  • Kam Star
    chief play officer, PlayGen; founder, Digital Shoreditch
  • Sandy Starr
    communications officer, Progress Educational Trust; webmaster, BioNews
  • Stefan Stern
    director, High Pay Centre
  • James Stevens
    strategic planner, Home Builders Federation
  • Peter Stevens
    designer, McLaren F1 road car, 1999 Le Mans-winning BMW, Lotus Elan, Jaguar’s XJR-15
  • Graham Stringer
    Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton; member, House of Commons Transport Committee
  • Jill Stuart
    visiting fellow, London School of Economics; editor-in-chief, Space Policy
  • Richard Stubbs
    educational consultant; former teacher; advocate, Greenwich Advocacy
  • Stewart Sutherland
    cross-bencher, House of Lords; fellow, British Academy and Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Richard Swan
    writer and academic

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  • Maria Tabak
    chief UK correspondent, RIA Novosti (Russian News and Information Agency)
  • Peter Tatchell
    human rights campaigner; director, Peter Tatchell Foundation
  • Mark Taylor
    vice principal, East London Science School; London convenor, IoI Education Forum
  • Michelle Tepper
    associate, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics
  • Dee Thomas
    mother of four; campaigner, No2NP
  • Cheryl Thomas
    professor of judicial studies, University College London; director, UCL Jury Project
  • Christine Thompson
    manager, UK government relations, SABMiller
  • Richy Thompson
    campaigns officer (Faith Schools and Education), British Humanist Association
  • Emily Thornberry
    MP for Islington South and Finsbury and shadow attorney general
  • András Török
    cultural-philanthropy specialist, author and non-profit businessman; former deputy minister for culture
  • Evelien Tonkens
    professor of Citizenship and Humanisation of Institutions and Organisations, University of Humanistic Studies
  • Paola Totaro
    freelance journalist; former Europe Correspondent, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
  • Lars Trägårdh
    professor of history, Ersta Sköndal Högskola
  • Ioannis Tselikas
    assistant professor, Hellenic American University; music editor and performer

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  • Adam Wagner
    barrister, 1 Crown Office Row
  • Stuart Waiton
    lecturer in sociology and criminology, Abertay University; author, Snobs' Law: criminalising football fans in an age of intolerance
  • Jonny Walker
    founding director, The Keep Streets Live Campaign; professional musician and street performer
  • Alan Walker
    Head of policy, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Gareth Wallace
    public affairs adviser, The Salvation Army; adviser, Gambling Commission’s Community Liaison Group
  • Roger Walshe
    head of public engagement and learning, British Library
  • Philip Walters
    chair, Rising Stars (educational publisher), and the GL Education Group; Spurs season ticket holder; member of Middlesex County Cricket Club
  • Bruno Waterfield
    Brussels correspondent, The Times; co-author, No Means No
  • Geoffrey Wawro
    professor of history and director, Military History Center, University of North Texas
  • Stuart Webster
    head of employee communications, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Jenny Wedgbury
    acting programme manager for families, V&A
  • Simon Wessely
    president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; head of the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London
  • Andrew Wheelhouse
    senior paralegal, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP
  • Ella Whelan
    assistant editor, spiked
  • Bernie Whelan
    reviewer, Extra! Extra!; member, Academy of Ideas Arts and Society Forum
  • Will Whitehorn
    chairman, Transport Systems Catapult and Speed Communications; former president, Virgin Galactic
  • Peter Whittle
    culture spokesman, UKIP; director, New Culture Forum
  • Suzi Williams
    group marketing and brand director, BT
  • Austin Williams
    associate professor in architecture, XJTLU University, Suzhou, China; director, Future Cities Project; convenor, Bookshop Barnies; founding member of New Narratives
  • Jane Williams
    special projects manager, research, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Peter D Williams
    executive officer, Right To Life
  • Joanna Williams
    academic; author, Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity; education editor, spiked
  • Harriet Williamson
    columnist and blogger
  • Sarah Wilson
    professor, History of Modern and Contemporary Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
  • Alan Winfield
    professor of electronic engineering; director, Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England
  • Kataryna Wolczuk
    reader in politics and international studies, University of Birmingham
  • Christian Wolmar
    writer and broadcaster, former Labour candidate for the London mayoral election
  • Andy Woodfield
    Lead Partner for the International Aid Development Consulting practice, PwC
  • Steven Woolfe
    UKIP Frontbench Spokesman on Migration and Financial Affairs Co-ordinator EFDD Group, EU ECON Committee
  • Tim Worstall
    journalist; senior fellow, Adam Smith Institute; author, 23 Things We Are Telling You About Capitalism
  • Christopher Wyld
    director, Foreign Press Association in London

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  • Kevin Yuill
    senior lecturer, history, University of Sunderland; author, Assisted Suicide: the liberal, humanist case against legalization

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  • Paul Zanelli
    chief technical officer, Transport Systems Catapult
  • Tom Ziessen
    senior national programmes adviser, Wellcome Trust

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