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Culture and Society Speakers

Culture and society speakers. The changing gender roles of men and women, legislation, law, morality, religion, culture wars and free speech in the twenty-first century.

 
 
 
 
Samira Ahmed Profile image

Samira Ahmed

Multi-lingual journalist, broadcaster and documentary maker in the fields of culture, politics and social history....

 
James Alexander Profile image

James Alexander

Formerly co-founder and CEO of the innovative lending company Zopa. He is expert at examining the issues facing society over the next decade....

 
Clive Anderson Profile image

Clive Anderson

Barrister turned comedian Clive Anderson made his mark on British television as the moderator and host of 90's improvisational comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway?...

 
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Kinvara Balfour

Kinvara Balfour won the Lloyd's Bank Fashion Challenge out of 29,000 entries aged just 16. She is now one of the worlds leading fashion writers and advises culture-conscious brands on connecting with the global youth and fashion markets....

 
Camila Batmanghelidjh Profile image

Camila Batmanghelidjh

Camila Batmanghelidjh Born in Tehran to prosperous Iranian and Belgian parents won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2005. She has written Shattered Lives: Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity, ISBN 1-84310-434-2 and other papers. She w...

 
Sarah Begum Profile image

Sarah Begum

Sarah is an investigative, anthropological journalist inspired to travel the world and highlight the plight of those without a voice....

 
Lucy Beresford Profile image

Lucy Beresford

Writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist best known for her work on relationships, mental health and wellbeing....

 
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Tim Berners-Lee

Revolutionised the the world through the creation of the world wide web. He is also a key voice behind the idea of Net Neutrality....

 
Simon Biltcliffe Profile image

Simon Biltcliffe

Founder of Webmart, shaped the business around his personal ethos that Marxism and Capitalism together are unbeatable....

 
Phillip Blond Profile image

Phillip Blond

Leads award-winning think-tank ResPublica. Internationally recognised thinker whose work has enormous policy & practical impact across European politics....

 
Bill Bryson Profile image

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is the bestselling author of The Lost Continent, Mother Tongue, Neither Here Nor There, Made in America, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes From a Big Country, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Ev...

 
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Michael Buerk

Michael Buerk has won more international awards than any other British journalist. He has been a constant presence on our screens since 1973 and hosts of BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze and The Choice. He lectures on international issues and environmental m...

 
Eamonn Butler Profile image

Eamonn Butler

Director and founder of think tank, the Adam Smith Institute. Eamonn is a broadcaster and writer on issues of economy and social policy. ...

 
Sophia Cannon Profile image

Sophia Cannon

Internationally recognised advocate and voice for the vulnerable and disadvantaged....

 
Richard Coles Profile image

Reverend Richard Coles

Musician, journalist and Church of English priest. Richard is the presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 and presents BBC One’s Big Painting Challenge....

 
George Cooper Profile image

George Cooper

The author of The Origin of Financial Crises and Money, Blood & Revolution. Cooper explains how and why the very ‘science of Economics’ is wrong....

 
William Crawley Profile image

William Crawley

Irishman William Crawley is a BBC broadcaster, journalist and blogger. His many programmes broadcast across the UK and investigate contemporary moral debates and Irish culture and society....

 
Edwina Currie Profile image

Edwina Currie

Edwina Currie has taught economics, served as MP for South Derbyshire and as a junior Health Minister, written several books and is a regular feature on both TV and radio. Time Out magazine said of her "Frank and funny, you can't put her down"....

 
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Stephen Dalziel

Former BBC Russian Affairs Analyst and Director of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Worked with Russia as a military analyst, political commentator....

 
John Denham Profile image

John Denham

In the United Kingdom ‘English identity’ is on the rise and is playing an increasingly significant role in British politics, especially since the EU Referendum of 2016 and Brexit. John Denham speaks with authority about the new identity politics ...

 
Monty Don Profile image

Monty Don

Monty Don's career in television began in newspaper journalism. His break came when he presented items for holiday programmes for the BBC. Subsequent gardening programmes for Channel 4 led to his presenting the RHS shows at Chelsea for the BBC. Monty...

 
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Susan Greenfield

Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE is a scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She is Professor of Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford University and Director of the Royal Institution. achieved a first class degree at St. Hil...

 
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Shane Greer

Shane Greer is a political writer, commentator, the editor of the political magazine Total Politics and an advocate of small state and low tax....

 
Viv Groskop Profile image

Viv Groskop

Writer, broadcaster and stand-up comedian. Viv writes for the Guardian, Observer and the Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Financial Times....

 
William Hanson Profile image

William Hanson

Trusted authority on etiquette & manners. He works with VIP households, diplomats, businessmen and has advised multi-national brands....

 
Isabel Hardman Profile image

Isabel Hardman

Blogger and journalist, currently assistant editor of the Spectator where she writes and edits the popular Coffee House blog. Isabel is also a columnist for the Daily Telegraph....

 
Wayne Hemingway Profile image

Wayne Hemingway

Hemingway’s extensive humour and no-nonsense style have impressed audiences in over 30 countries. His mission is to deliver messages that inspire and improve the daily effectiveness of each and every member of the audience, making them more produ...

 
Azeem Ibrahim Profile image

Azeem Ibrahim

Global entrepreneur, philanthropist, adviser to world leaders and youngest on the Sunday Times Rich List and Carter Anderson’s Power 100 list....

 
Garry Kasparov Profile image

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov has successfully defended his title more times than any other chess champion of modern times. He speaks eloquently both on chess and his political and economic views relating to his Russian homeland....

 
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Anne Lise Kjaer

Anne Lise Kjaer is a leading business speaker, global futurist and brand developer. Using holistic principles, by combining scientific with social, emotional and spiritual research, her company builds up a complete multidimensional picture of the nex...

 
Quentin Letts Profile image

Quentin Letts

The Daily Mail’s star Parliamentary sketch writer and regular guest on progammes such as This Week, Newsnight, Have I Got News For You and Question Time....

 
Bjorn Lomborg Profile image

Dr Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg is adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School. He is the organiser of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which brings together some of the world's top economists, including 5 Nobel laureates, to set priorities for the world....

 
Donal MacIntyre Profile image

Donal MacIntyre

Donal MacIntyre is a Journalist, adventurer and Europe’s best known investigative reporter. He has won awards for his outstanding and often dangerous work for both BBC and ITV. Donal is an accomplished after dinner and conference speaker....

 
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Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr presents BBC Radio Four's Start The Week each Monday. He joined the Monday morning programme in November 2002. He is also the host of the interview programme The Andrew Marr Show on BBC One. ...

 
Geoff Marshall Profile image

Geoff Marshall

Geoff Marshall is a leading authority on London, its transport history and development and its future. ...

 
Trevor McDonald Profile image

Trevor McDonald

An institution on UK television. The legendary broadcaster Joined ITN in 1973 as their first black reporter....

 
Eleanor Mills Profile image

Eleanor Mills

Editorial Director of The Sunday Times and one of Britain’s most high profile commentators....

 
Akio Miyabayashi Profile image

Akio Miyabayashi

Akio Miyabayashi is a charismatic speaker with knowledge of European, American and Japanese cultures. He has shared centre stage with many of the world’s prominent politicians and business leaders. His presentations give insights into European an...

 
George Monbiot Profile image

George Monbiot

Author, travel writer, Guardian columnist, and well-known environmentalist and political activist....

 
Vernon OBE Profile image

Patrick Vernon OBE

Member of Healthwatch England, NHS England Equality Diversity Council, Advisory board member for Time To Change and former Labour and the Coalition government Ministerial Advisory for Mental Health....

 
Christine Ockrent Profile image

Christine Ockrent

Christine Ockrent is an internationally respected and award winning journalist, broadcaster, businesswoman and author. She is producer and anchor of the weekly current affairs program France Europe Express....

 
David Olusoga Profile image

David Olusoga

Historian, broadcaster and film-maker currently presenting a major landmark series for BBC 2 entitled A Black History of Britain....

 
Chris Patten Profile image

Chris Patten

As the last Governor of Hong Kong he oversaw the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997. In 1998, he wrote EAST AND WEST, a book on Asia and its relations with the rest of the world. His interest in both the former colony and China remains and he is wi...

 
Jeremy Paxman Profile image

Jeremy Paxman

Charismatic award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster....

 
Rita Payne Profile image

Rita Payne

Former BBC Asia Editor and news editor, producer and presenter at BBC World Service radio. Expert moderator and current affairs discussion leader....

 
Allison Pearson Profile image

Allison Pearson

Allison Pearson is a columnist and chief interviewer for the The Daily Telegraph as well as a radio presenter and novellist. Her bestselling novel, I Don't Know How She Does It (2002), is a lightweight 'chick-lit' take on the pressures of modern moth...

 
Nisha Pillai Profile image

Nisha Pillai

Nisha Pillai is a main anchor and journalist for the internationally renowned BBC World News. Nisha attended the LSE - gaining a BSc in analytical economics. She worked for Schroders Investment Bank before joining The Investors Chronicle, subsequentl...

 
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Helena Kennedy QC

Acclaimed conference and after dinner speaker, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC speaks with passion and wit on topics such as social justice, women and childrens rights and current affairs issues such as terrorism and the changing society in which we live....

 
John Reid Profile image

John Reid

Rt Hon Dr John Reid's 10-year ministerial career saw him undertake nine different ministerial jobs. He has served at almost every level of the Labour Party and was tipped for success from his first election to the Commons in 1987. A robust speaker on...

 
Ivor Roberts Profile image

Ivor Roberts

Sir Ivor Roberts is one of the most experienced and highly respected British diplomats alive today. He first entered Her Majesty's diplomatic service in the West African Department in 1968. Since then he has traversed the globe through postings in Mi...

 
Simon Schama Profile image

Simon Schama

Author, thinker, broadcaster and Professor of Art History and History. Creator of the landmark TV series History of Britain....

 
Stephan Shakespeare Profile image

Stephan Shakespeare

Founder of YouGov, PoliticsHome & the first political internet TV station. Inspiring innovator & highly influential in modern political communication....

 
Vikie Shanks Profile image

Vikie Shanks

A speaker on a wide variety of mental health issues and the value of good communication...

 
Roger Steare Profile image

Prof Roger Steare

Professor Roger Steare is a leading practitioner in the development and delivery of Leadership, Culture and Ethics programs globally. He helps people develop good thinking, positive dialogue and ethical behaviour and to do the right thing. ...

 
Rick Stein Profile image

Rick Stein

speaker Rick Stein OBE iTV chef seafood. Food Heroes, Rick has shown that he's equally passionate about the best of British produce most recent series French Odyssey, passion for the French way of life, food culture.freshly caught local produce ...

 
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Ed Stourton

Ed Stourton co hosted the Today programme from 1999 to 2008 following an illustrious career as a foreign correspondent and television news presenter. He is a respected conference host, presenter and after dinner speaker....

 
Roy Strong Profile image

Roy Strong

Sir Roy Strong is a prolific author, broadcaster and former Director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. One of Britain's best-known public figures, he is articulate, witty and a great communicator....

 
Rory Sutherland Profile image

Rory Sutherland

A consumate expert who is all about brand, behaviour, identity and modern leadership. He is expert in brand psychology and all things digital and behavioural....

 
Jonathan Tait-Harris Profile image

Jonathan Tait-Harris

Played a key role in bringing Saddam Hussein, Chemical Ali and other international criminals to justice. Leading war crimes investigator & criminalist....

 
Dave Trott Profile image

Dave Trott

Advertising, marketing legend and author of ‘Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-Thinking the Competition’...

 
Robert Winston Profile image

Robert Winston

Professor Lord Robert Winston of Hammersmith is well known to audiences throughout the world for his landmark BBC television series, The Human Body, Secret Life of Twins and Superhuman. He has shown a great capacity for communicating often complex sc...

 
James Woudhuysen Profile image

James Woudhuysen

Focuses on the need for agility, true risk-taking and progressive social and business thinking. Expert on the future of management and people....

 
Poivre d’Arvor Profile image

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor

Patrick is one of the longest serving and most respected broadcasters in the world. A household name throughout France and Europe. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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