Alka Sehgal Cuthbert

educator, writer and academic Alka Sehgal Cuthbert is an educator, writer and co-ordinator of Don’t Divide Us. She writes on education and cultural politics for academic and professional publications.  She is co-editor of the 2nd edition of the recently published ‘What Should Schools Teach? Disciplines, subjects and the pursuit of truth.’ and is a big …

Austin Williams

senior lecturer, author and academic Austin Williams is senior lecturer in Architecture and Professional Practice at Kingston School of Art in London and Honorary Research Fellow at XJTLU University in China. He is the director of the Future Cities Project, and the author of “China’s Urban Revolution”. He has written for a range of magazines, …

Shyama Perera

journalist and author Shyama was writing music reviews for the NME while still at school, cutting loose at at 16 with the ambition of being a reporter. She joined The Guardian’s Home News staff aged 23 before moving to broadcasting where she worked as a current affairs host/presenter on TV and radio.   She is the author of …

Dr Joanna Williams

author and academic Dr Joanna Williams is the founder and director of Cieo. Joanna taught at the University of Kent for over ten years and was the director of Kent’s Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Most recently, she worked as Head of Education and Culture at Policy Exchange. Joanna is the author of …

Dr Emily Ryall

philosopher Dr Emily Ryall is a Reader in Applied Philosophy at the University of Gloucestershire. Emily has appeared on and written for national, local and international media such as The Moral Maze, BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4’s Today, The World Tonight and World at One programmes, ABC news, The New York Times, The Guardian …

Dr Eliot Forster

Chief Executive Officer, F-star Dr Eliot Forster has served as F-star’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2018 and as a member of F-star’s Board of Directors since May 2019. Dr Forster also serves on the boards of directors of F-star Alpha, F-star Beta, F-star Biotechnology, F-star Delta and director for F-star GmbH since May 2019. …

Nicola Thomas

educationalist & historian An educationalist and historian, Nicola gained a First in Independent Studies from the University of Lancaster specialising in the politics and history of the Middle East. Nicola continued her studies at Lancaster completing an MA in Historical Research. She then went on to pursue a successful career in education., working as an history …

Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos

author, academic & senior lecturer Nikos Sotirakopoulos is a Senior Lecturer of Social Sciences at York St John University. He is the author of the books ‘The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: from New Left to Occupy’ and of the upcoming ‘Identity Politics & Tribalism: the New Culture Wars’. He has been a member of the …

Kaja Molinska

law student, University of Oxford Born and raised in Warsaw, Kaja is currently finishing her law degree at the University of Oxford, after which she will continue to study privacy and data protection law.

Jonny Best

musician, writer, and arts producer Jonny Best has worked in arts and culture for almost thirty years, in arts festivals, classical music, theatre, opera and silent film. He has produced debates, theatre productions, concerts, exhibitions and participatory arts projects. Now, he focuses on working with silent film as a musician and producer and is a …