Dr Yasmin Fitzpatrick

media consultant and German tutor Dr Yasmin Fitzpatrick is currently awaiting placement as an academic mentor to help children affected by the current pandemic measures.  She was raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has also lived and worked in Germany.  She spent most of her career in television, working as a documentary researcher and news …

Gabriella Swallow

cellist Gabriella has emerged as one of the most versatile and exciting cellists of her generation. She was awarded the coveted Tagore Gold Medal at the RCM. She made her Wigmore Hall debut with soprano Ruby Hughes in 2013 and in 2016 made her BBC Proms debut with Guy Johnston and his 12 Cello Ensemble. She is …

Dr 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 …

Luke Gittos

solicitor and media commentator Luke Gittos is a partner at Murrays Partnership solicitors. He is the Director of the Freedom Law Clinic which uses legal education to offer free legal help to those who cannot access representation. He regularly appears in the media to comment on legal and political issues.

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 Therapeutics 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 …

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 …