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Alain de Botton

"Forcing people to eat together is an effective way to promote tolerance." Alain is known as the peoples' philosopher and best known for his aim to bring philosophy to the masses in a non-threatening or intimidating manner. Also a best-selling author.
Described as the "peoples' philosopher", Alain has written a panoply of successful books, ranging in topics from love, architecture, travel, literature, and religion. His books have gone on to be best-sellers in 30 different countries. When Alain is not writing, he can be found at 'the School of Life', a book store and workshop dedicated to a new vision of education, which aims to expand on his mantra that our purpose can be found in seeking answers to intellectual questions.
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Alan Goldsmith

Producing rock concerts, theatre shows, outdoor events, as well as Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village of 1066 Plus the House on the Hill Toy Museum.
Alan’s history, as a rock ‘n’ roll promoter from the 1960′s to the present day, lends a unique understanding and experience of this particular field, as well as specialising in early tinplate toys.
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Baroness Nuala O'Loan DBE MRIA

Nuala is member of the Royal Irish Academy and is an inspirational woman whose message of justice, reconciliation and peace is truly powerful.
Baroness Nuala O’Loan, former Ireland's Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution, is an inspirational woman whose message of justice, reconciliation and peace is truly powerful. Baroness Nuala O’Loan DBE is a member of the UK House of Lords. She was also Ireland’s Roving Ambassador for Conflict Resolution and Special Envoy to Timor Leste and for UNSCR 1325, Women, Peace and Security. In June 2013, Baroness O'Loan was conferred with membership a member of the Royal Irish Academy due to her significant contributions to life in Ireland.
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Bernard Kouchner

Bernard Kouchner is best known as the former French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs.
The humanitarian activist and former Health Minister Bernard Kouchner is widely admired in France, not least for his passionate, often outspoken declarations on human rights and the need to intervene to protect them.
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Brendan O'Carroll

Brendan O'Caroll is an Irish BAFTA-winning writer, producer, comedian, author, actor and director. He is best known internationally for portraying the foul-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown in the award winning sitcom 'Mrs. Brown's Boys'.
An amazing story of triumph over adversity and cultural criticism, driven by a positive mental attitude and a phenominal comic talent, Brendan O’Carroll has enchanted audiences with his creation “Mrs. Browns Boys”. His control of an audience and motivational rise to success make him the perfect speaker for your corporate events.
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Brian Nibbs

A light hearted but informative view of life as seen through a Mariner’s eye.
Captain Brian Nibbs draws upon his several years’ experience of a sea-going career and his marine-related experiences in positions ashore. His talk is specifically tailored to the audience and is interspersed with maritime anecdotes and memories.
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Camila Batmanghelidjh

Camila Batmanghelidjh is best known for leading a major children's charity while rocking a multicoloured Turban.
As founder of two leading children's charities, the Place 2 Be and the now defunct Kids Company. Place 2 Be is continuing to deliver services and Kids Company closed "following false sexual abuse allegations, which were taken to the media. The police investigated, and found no crime had been committed. They stated they "found no fault with Kids Company's safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults". Camilla continues her pioneering work in collaboration with several charities and her new book 'Kids' also a collaboration will be out soon.
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Christopher Flavin

Christopher is a leading voice and researcher in energy use, energy technology, and the climate crisis.
Christopher is a leading voice on the potential for new energy technologies and strategies to replace fossil fuels - increasing energy security and avoiding dangerous climate change. Christopher’s two decades of energy research and writing encompasses solar energy, wind power, bio energy, geothermal power and energy efficiency. He is President of the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington-based international research organisation focused on energy, resource and environmental issues.
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Clemency Burton-Hill

English actress, novelist, journalist and radio presenter including BBC3 Breakfast, The Culture Show and BBC Proms.
Clemency presents Breakfast on BBC Radio 3 and numerous other arts and music programmes for TV and radio including The Culture Show, the Proms, BBC New Generation Artists and BBC Young Musician of the Year, which she has fronted since 2010. In the current affairs sphere, she is a reporter on Channel 4’s award-winning documentary strand Unreported World and a regular commentator on Sky News Sunrise and BBC Radio 4.
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Dallas Campbell

British television presenter, television and stage actor best known for the Gadget Show, Culture Show and Bang Goes The Theory. Dallas won Celebrity Mastermind 2015.
Dallas is one of the most versatile and well travelled factual presenters working in the industry. He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary & challenging locations all over the world - Sewer diving in Mexico City, scaling the world’s tallest building in Dubai, exploring secret chambers in Egypt’s Great Pyramid, filming rocket launches to the International Space Station in Kazakhstan and diving for lost Spanish treasure off the coast of Cuba.
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Dame Angela Lansbury

Angela is an adored actress, best known for 'Murder, She Wrote'
A legendary actress and Broadway star, Angela has taken to the London stage for the first time in 40 years as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre. Early reviews have said that Angela is wowing crowds with her brilliant performance. The show runs through this summer. The Queen has recently recognized Angela’s contribution to the acting world with a knighthood. Angela’s recent successes have also included the reception of an honorary Oscar award recognizing her 70 years in show business, which began in 1943 when she signed with MGM.
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Dame Katherine Grainger

Olympic Gold Rowing London 2012, Silver Rio 2016, 5 consecutive Olympics Medalling, 6 times World Champion - Dame Katherine is a truly inspirational woman.
Britain’s most successful female rower and the first British female athlete to gain medals in four consecutive Olympic Games, Dame Katherine Grainger is a true inspiration. Triple World Champion, not only has Katherine received medals at every one of the last Olympic games, she has come away with Silver’s and ultimately Gold with a further Silver in Rio. Katherine’s Olympic success is equally matched through her academic ability after reaching a PhD level of study at Kings College University London. As a motivational speaker, Katherine’s Olympic success and academic results shows she is not short of any drive and is a great speaker for any motivational event.
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David Aaronovitch

David is an award winning journalist and novelist, his success propelling him to being one of the best-known journalists and current affairs broadcasters in the UK. Also he was the producer of the BBC 1 series, The Blair Years and a regular BBC television
David Aaronovitch is one of the best-known journalists and current affairs broadcasters in the UK, winning awards for political journalism and being named 'Columnist of the Year' by What The Papers Say. David’s fascination with some of the more arcane aspects of public life and debate led to the Voodoo Histories book on the impact of conspiracy theories.
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Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Khan is a music producer, composer and Emmy and Peabody award-winning documentary film director whose work highlights human rights, women’s voices and freedom of expression.
Deeyah Khan is the founder and CEO of the production company Fuuse, which creates works in the intersection of art and activism, as well as the co-founder of the Honour Based Violence Awareness Network, an international digital resource centre working to advance understanding and awareness of Honour Killings and Honour Based Violence.
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Dominic Frisby

Dominic Frisby is a multi-talented individual who not only is a comedian, but a writer, actor and finance guru as well.
Comedian, speaker and author Dominic Frisby is well versed in economics, politics and current affairs – as well as being an extremely charming comedian and compere.
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Fiona Bruce

Fiona is an award winning news presenter, being one of BBC's most experienced and high profile newscaster.
Fiona is one of the BBC's most experienced and high profile news presenter, being named the 'Newscaster of the Year' in 2003 at the Television and Radio Industry Awards. Since joining the BBC in 1989, Fiona has presented multiple programmes, including BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten, CrimeWatch, and most recently the Antiques Roadshow.
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Fons Trompenaars

Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch author and consultant in the field of cross-cultural communication.
Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch organizational theorist, management consultant, and author in the field of cross-cultural communication, known for the development of Trompenaars' model of national culture differences.
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Gilly Carr

Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. She is best known for her work on the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII and its long-term legacy.
Gilly is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge; she is also a Fellow of St Catharine’s College. She has published widely in the fields of history, archaeology and the heritage of the German occupation of the Channel Islands, 1940-1945. She also regularly speaks at international conferences in these areas. She is particularly passionate about victims of Nazi persecution and has pioneered the concept of ‘Occupation Archaeology’, the archaeology of military occupation during WWII. She is a firm believer in the role of academics as activists and interventionists in the memory and heritage of those they study.
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Hardeep Singh Kohli

Hardeep Singh Kohli is a Scottish broadcaster and writer who has appeared on radio and television.
Hardeep Singh Kohli was born in Glasgow in 1969. A BAFTA-winning broadcaster, he was the writer of the Channel 4 hit Meet the Magoons, a presenter of Radio 4's Saturday Live, Midweek and The Food Programme, as well as contributor to numerous radio programmes such as Radio 4's Front Row and Radio 3's Nightwaves, and a movie reviewer on BBC Radio 5 Live.
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Hayley Taylor

Hayley is best known for being the Fairy Job-Mother.
Hayley is the renowned Fairy JobMother, who takes on the challenge of getting the unemployed of Britain back into work. Appearing on a Channel 4 series 'Benefit Busters' projected Hayley into the limelight and public domain. Since then, she has travelled across the UK and over the water into the USA to pass on her advice and help people back into jobs.
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James Bellini

James Bellini has over 25 years of experience in future analysis, his work challenges organisations and to better anticipate change and adapt faster. He has been seen to present popular shows, such as The Money Programme, Tonight, and Panorama.
With over 25 years experience in future analysis, James is a remarkable record as a writer, analyst, and presenter. James is also a leading futurologist and author of considerable reputation. James has a zealous interest in key trends and statistics facing current and future businesses. James' work challenges organisations to better anticipate change and adapt faster.
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James Brown

James Brown is the former editor of the ‘lads’ magazine LOADED.
As the founding editor of Loaded, James Brown redefined magazine publishing and set the cultural agenda for a generation of young men.
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Jim Collins

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies.
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. They include: the classic Built to Last, a fixture on the Business Week best seller list for more than six years; the international bestseller Good to Great, translated into 35 languages; and How the Mighty Fall, a New York Times bestseller that examines how great companies can self-destruct.
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Jo Fairley

Jo Fairley co-founded the pioneering and world famous chocolate company, Green & Black's.
Jo Fairley is co-founder of the pioneering organic chocolate company Green & Black’s, which has gone from a niche organic and Fairtrade brand to a global chocolate name - voted ‘Coolest Food Brand in the UK’ for the sixth year running, by Coolbrands. Engaging and passionate, Jo never fails to inspire – and is always happy to network with attendees, offering more direct input to individuals.
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Joan Collins

Joan is regarded as one of the most iconic television actresses of all-time.
The inimitable Joan Collins is, quite simply, a legend. Actress, author, producer, entrepreneur and devoted mother, Joan has been successful in whatever she does. Nominated for an Emmy award and winner of Golden Globe and People's Choice awards, as well as numerous other awards worldwide, Joan has appeared in more than 55 feature films and dozens of television programmes. She has acted with many screen legends, including Richard Burton, Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, Gene Kelly, James Mason and Paul Newman.
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John Sergeant

BBC's Chief political correspondent 1992 until 2000, his unexpected success on the TV show 'Strictly Come Dancing' and his regular appearances on The One Show, and many significant roles in BBC broadcasting.
John is best known for his role as the BBC's chief political correspondent, a position that he held from 1992-2000. John was voted the "Best Individual Television Contributor of the Year" at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer Awards for 1999. John's long dormant career in comedy was revived in 1998 when he appeared in an edition of "Have I Got News For You" on BBC 2. Ian Hislop said he had been one of the funniest guests in the history of the program. John is a highly acclaimed corporate speaker, brilliant awards host, challenging conference chair and excellent anecdotal after-dinner speaker.
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John Simpson

BBC News World Affairs Correspondent
John has worked for BBC all of his life, and since becoming the BBC News World Affairs Correspondent, he has reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and has interviewed many world leaders. His impressive reporting career has seen him avoiding bullets in Tiananmen Square Massacre, being one of the first reporters in Afghanistan in 2001 disguised by wearing a burka, and being hunted by Robert Mugabe's forces in Zimbabwe. With over 40 years experience in international journalism he has the ability to cover topics from highly factual and intense World Affairs to more light-hearted and amusing tales from his extensive travels.
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Kanya King

Kanya King is the founder of the MOBO Awards.
Kanya King CBE is the founder and CEO of the MOBO Organisation, launched in 1996 to celebrate and celebrate urban music. She now employs hundreds of people and The MOBO Awards is Europe's largest urban music awards show, attracting the largest primetime multicultural audience of over 250 million people around the world.
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Kay Alexander

BBC television news presenter and reporter for 40 years. Chairman of the Birmingham Assay Office, 2006 - 2012, the first woman to chair any British assay office.
Kay Alexander MBE was a BBC Midlands news presenter, working as Anchor on the Midlands Today flagship programmes. She is very proud to have been the face of Midlands Today News for 40 years. In 2013, Kay was awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and charity, and given an Honorary Doctorate by Birmingham University, recognising services to broadcasting. Kay won the Royal Television Society Award in 2003 which marked 30 years in the business. In 2016 she presented a feature film "The Path of Inspiration" premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
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Kirsty Wark

Kirsty Wark is known for being a television presenter.
Kirsty Wark is a Scottish journalist and television presenter, best known for fronting Newsnight since 1993, and its weekly arts spin-off Newsnight Review from 2002 to 2014.
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Kristiane Backer

Kristiane Backer is a German television presenter, television journalist and author residing in Europe.
Kristiane Backer is one of the very first presenters of MTV Europe. For years she lived and breathed the international music scene, quickly gaining a cult following amongst viewers and becoming a darling of the European press.
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Lenny Henry CBE

Lenny Henry is a national icon in comedy.
Lenny Henry is the founding member of Comic Relief and an award winning comedian. His media career spans over 30 years as a documentary maker and communicator. Lenny has recently completed a BA Honours in English Literature with the Open University.
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Liz Bonnin

Liz Bonnin is a French-born Irish television presenter who has worked on television in both Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Liz Bonnin has worked on television in both Ireland and the UK and currently presents Bang Goes the Theory and Countrywise.
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Lorraine Pascale

TV Chef selling almost one million books in the UK alone on cooking made easy.
Lorraine is a British former model and television cook and is very supportive of the charities Barnardos and Tact which both deal with fostered and adopted children. She is also an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine, The Prince’s Trust and Sutton Community Farm. At the end of last year, Lorraine was also named as the government’s first Fostering Ambassador.
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Louise Minchin

Louise Minchin is best known for being a journalist and presenter within the BBC.
Louise Minchin is a British journalist and news presenter who currently works freelance within the BBC.
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Majora Carter

Urban revitalization strategist and public radio host, from the South Bronx area of New York City.
Majora Carter is responsible for the creation & successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
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Margaret Mountford

Margaret is best known for her role as Alan Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice.
Margaret Mountford is a British lawyer, businesswoman and television personality best known for her role in The Apprentice. Returning to education later in life, she completed her PhD in 2012 at University College London. Margaret also chairs the Bright Ideas Trust. BIT was set up by the first Apprentice winner Tim Campbell, and helps young people start their own businesses.
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Mariella Frostrup

Mariella is an acclaimed and respected journalist and TV presenter
Mariella has firmly established herself at the top end of opinion forming journalists and TV presenters in the UK. Defying any attempt to pigeonhole her skills and talents Mariella has made her mark on a wide variety of programmes and writes regularly for the Observer, and other publications.
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Maurice Glasman

“Blue Labour” guru Maurice Glasman is a political activist and social thinker.
Maurice Glasman is an English academic, social thinker and Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He is a senior lecturer in Political Theory at London Metropolitan University and Director of its Faith and Citizenship Programme. He is best known as the originator of Blue Labour, a term he coined in 2009.
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Michael Buerk

Michael Buerk has probably won more international awards for television reporting than any other British journalist.
Michael Buerk is a British journalist, who has internationally won multiple television reporting awards . He presented BBC Television's flagship news programme, The Ten O'clock News and he also presented the peak-time BBC 1 programme about emergencies, 999. He is chairman of the BBC's discussion programme on moral and ethical issues The Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4), and, also for Radio 4, presented The Choice, a single interview programme about individual dilemmas.
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Nigel Barden

Nigel is best known for being the food and drink presenter for BBC London TV, Radio and Online.
Nigel writes and presents on food and especially drink. He also narrates power boat racing for Channel 4 and occasionally acts as rugby correspondent for BBC London. His passion for all kinds of booze has even taken him to the Edinburgh Fringe in a theatrical mission to make sherry trendy.
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Paul Papadimitriou

Paul Papadimitriou is the expert of the emerging digital revolution and its transformative effect on businesses.
Paul is the founder of Intelligencr, an innovation scouting firm he started in Tokyo in 2008. He has recently been at the helm of the road-to-market strategy for the Ubuntu phone OS, in Europe and China.
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Penny Smith

Penny Smith is a television and radio presenter, a newsreader and a journalist.
Penny Smith is a television presenter, best known for presenting the Breakfast Show for BBC London on weekday mornings. She has also presented for Sky News, Classic FM and GMTV.
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Ravi Chaudhry

Ravi Chaudhry is a Strategy Consultant to corporations, governments and civil society; mentor to CEOs and corporate boards; public intellectual; futurist; author; leadership guru and public speaker.
Ravi Chaudhry is a much sought-after strategy consultant and public speaker on Leadership, Corporate Governance, Innovation, Morality and Values, Sustainable Growth and India business strategies. He is one of the profoundest thinkers on business leadership. He has an eclectic approach that combines sound economics with profound philosophy. He can bring light, perspective and prescription. He has a great message and knows well how to articulate it. He is not just thought provoking, he is also action provoking, and his insights are full of change triggers, for mind-set and heart-set.
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Richard Enion

Dragons Den success Richard Enion is a 'Motivational Lifestyle Expert' in the UK and US, and is currently co-authoring the book 'F**k Dieting' with Ryan Seacrest’s personal trainer (And he beat cancer).
Following their successful pitch in the BBC’s Dragons Den, Richard decided to turn down the deal and move on to bigger missions. 6 years World travel focused on researching and interviewing World experts for Enrichd.org has grown into the book he is co-authoring with fellow celeb trainer in Hollywood. Just before pitching in the BBC’s Dragons' Den, Rich was on the operating table having a tumor removed from his left shoulder - oh and the BBC said ’no’ for a week before they did the shoot - overcoming adversity, motivation and making it happen is this mans' game!
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Richard Mabey

Richard is one of the UK's most prolific environmental speakers and nature writers.
Richard is the UK's most celebrated nature writer and a major voice in promoting environmental issues. He is an experienced speaker on topics such as the Environment and Nature. As well as delivering regular lectures, he contributes frequently to BBC radio.
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Roger Steare

Roger Steare is a British ethicist and corporate philosopher.
Roger Steare is an acknowledged expert in the development and delivery of transformational Leadership, Corporate Culture and Ethics.
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Ross Kemp

His investigative journalism in the BAFTA award winning and inspirational series Gangs, illuminating the violence and trauma associated with gangs, and their profound impact on an individual, societal, and political level.
Having started his career as an actor, Ross Kemp has gone on to prove himself as a successful documentary maker having received a BAFTA for his series on gangs and many other nominations and awards for his television work. Ross now has his own production company so if you're looking for a speaker with a diverse career experience and equipped with motivational and teamwork skills, then Ross will be the perfect speaker for you.
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Shiulie Ghosh

Shiulie Ghosh is a television journalist, currently working for Al Jazeera English.
Shiulie Ghosh is based at the Al Jazeera English main bureau in Doha in Qatar. She is an anchor on the flagship programme Newshour and also hosts the programme Inside Story.
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Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a writer and actor, known for A History of Britain (2000) and The Story of the Jews (2013).
Simon Schama, CBE is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.
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Sir Bob Geldof

Bob is a world famous singer, song-writer, author, political activist, and founder of Live Aid.
Sir Bob Geldof is one of the most fascinating public figures of our time. He's both an astute business mogul and one of the greatest humanitarians the world has ever known. As a tireless campaigner for numerous good causes and charities throughout the world, Sir Bob Geldof is able to use his high profile to great effect. From African famines and aid organisations to business, global politics and communications, Sir Bob has raised awareness of a wide range of causes.
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Sir Trevor McDonald

Best known for his multi-award winning role as the Diplomatic Correspondent and Presenter of Channel Four news, and legendary career in the world of journalism and broadcasting.
Born and educated in Trinidad in the West Indies, Sir Trevor McDonald began a career in media as a radio reporter, news presenter and sports journalist. In 1969 Trevor worked as a Producer in the BBC Overseas Regional Service. He then went on to produce Current Affairs programmes for the BBC WORLD Service and in 1973 he joined the ITN as a General Reporter. After travelling all around the globe covering sports and politics, Trevor became the Diplomatic Correspondent and Presenter of Channel Four News in 1982 for which he has received many awards
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Sophie Campbell

Journalist, author and Blue Badge Guide.
Sophie has enjoyed a long globetrotting career as a travel journalist but moved closer to home when she trained as a London tour guide and wrote a book on the English summer season. She now combines writing and guiding with travelling at home and abroad and spends as much time as she can in her home town of London.
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Steve Wells

Steve Wells is a global futurist and keynote speaker.
Steve Wells advises global corporations on the transformative potential of disruptive technologies and how brands can leverage them to create distinctive identities in a fast changing world and drive exponential growth and improvement. He has a particular focus on the new models of leadership, collaboration, and innovation required to sustain and differentiate brands in a rapidly changing reality. Steve delivers fully researched and customised client presentations for each keynote.
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Susie Dent

Resident dictionary expert on Channel 4's Countdown.
Susie Dent is an author, linguist and resident expert in Channel 4's long-running game show Countdown. Susie is a charming and sharp witted presenter, host and after dinner speaker.
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Terry Waite

Spending 1760 days in captivity, inspirational humanitarian.
Terry spent 1760 days in captivity in Beirut. Twenty years later he has travelled back to meet his jihadist captors. With spirit and humour intact, Terry shows that hardship can often be a source of strength; he also recalls how one guard unwittingly gave him a copy of The Great Escape.