Bob Ainsworth is a former Defence & Armed Forces Minister. His experience within Whitehall is extensive, he speaks at both day conference and after dinner events with equal knowledge, enthusiasm and wit.... [more]
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - journalist and author writing for the Independent, Evening standard. A Shia Muslim, often writing on race and religion, she has courted controversy for her views. Awarded and returned an MBE, partly in protest over the Iraq War.... [more]
Benedict Allen - one of Britain's leading adventurers - is particularly known for his television programmes - occasionally made with the help of a film crew but more typically without. He paved the way for the current generation of TV adventurers.
Christiane Amanpour - CNN's chief correspondent and the host of the nightly global affairs interview program Amanpour. Has reported on hotspots across the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Israel and Bosnia. ... [more]