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 …

Calvin Robinson

political advisor, commentator and columnist Calvin Robinson is a political advisor and commentator. He has been published widely in the UK media, including in the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, the Spectator, and the Daily Express among others. He is a former assistant principal and currently consults for the Department for Education, supporting school …

Tracey Follows

futurist and author Tracey is a professional futurist, and runs Futuremade, the strategic foresight and futures consultancy, helping global companies understand their future consumer and the trends over time. A regular keynote speaker, she has spoken at UN HQ in New York and closed at events such as Think With Google. Listed in Forbes as one of …

Dr Jane Greaves

senior lecturer, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Northumbria Jane is a registered nurse with a long clinical experience in Intensive Care. She works in undergraduate and post graduate nursing, medical education, and carries out research in a number of areas relating to the care of acute illness. She is currently exploring the …