About: Battle of Ideas 2007 committee
Duleep Allirajah sports columnist, spiked; Crystal Palace fan
Sean Bell secretary and founder member, The Brighton Salon; copy-editor, writer and journalist
Simon Belt IT consultant; co-organiser, Manchester Salon
Helen Birtwistle history and politics teacher, South London school
Tim Black books and essays editor, spiked
Cara Bleiman teacher, Arnhem Wharf Primary School
David Bowden associate director, Institute of Ideas
Sarah Boyes freelance writer and editor; assistant editor, Culture Wars; editor, Battles in Print 2010
Justine Brian director, Debating Matters Competition
Nadia Butt national administrator, Debating Matters Competition, Institute of Ideas
Andrew Calcutt principal lecturer in journalism, University of East London; editor, Proof; co-author, Journalism Studies: a critical introduction
Dave Clements public servant; blogger, Huffington Post; convenor, IOI Social Policy Forum.
Robert Clowes research fellow, philosophy of cognitive science, IFL, Universita Nova Lisboa; founder member, Brighton Salon; founder, Lisbon Salon; theatre director
Dolan Cummings associate fellow, Institute of Ideas; editor, Debating Humanism; co-founder, Manifesto Club
Philip Cunliffe senior lecturer in international conflict, University of Kent; co-editor, Politics Without Sovereignty: a critique of contemporary international relations.
Neil Davenport writer; head of sociology, JFS Sixth Form Centre; contributor, spiked
Suzy Dean freelance writer; blogger, Free Society
Shirley Dent communications specialist (currently working with the British Veterinary Association media team); editor, tlfw.co.uk; author, Radical Blake
Stuart Derbyshire reader in psychology, University of Birmingham; associate editor, Psychosomatic Medicine and Pain
Ceri Dingle director, WORLDwrite, WORLDbytes and Chew On It productions
Wendy Earle impact development officer, Birkbeck, University of London; convenor, Institute of Ideas Arts and Society Forum
Martin Earnshaw co-editor Future of Community: reports of a death greatly exaggerated; chair, IoI Social Policy Forum
Claire Fox director, Institute of Ideas; panellist, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze
Tony Gilland associate fellow, Institute of Ideas
James Gledhill fellow in political theory, LSE; co-convenor, IoI Postgraduate Forum
Maria Grasso lecturer in politics, University of Sheffield
Helene Guldberg director, spiked; author, Reclaiming Childhood and Just Another Ape?
Timandra Harkness journalist, writer & broadcaster; presenter, The Singularity & other BBC Radio 4 programmes; writer & performer, science-based comedy shows including BrainSex
Dennis Hayes professor of education, University of Derby; director, Academics for Academic Freedom; co-founder, East Midlands Salon
Patrick Hayes journalist and political commentator, spiked; columnist, Huffington Post and Free Society
Bríd Hehir writer & researcher; retired nurse and fundraiser
Alex Hochuli PhD student in sociology, University of Kent, Canterbury; co-founder, IoI Current Affairs Forum
Tiffany Jenkins sociologist and cultural commentator
Angus Kennedy convenor, The Academy; author, Being Cultured: in defence of discrimination
Geoff Kidder director, membership and events, Institute of Ideas; convenor, IoI Book Club; IoI’s resident expert in all sporting matters
Danielle Kukwa
Hannah Lake freelance arts consultant, coordinator and educator
Shirley Lawes lecturer in education, Institute of Education, University of London; independent researcher; consultant
Ellie Lee reader in social policy, University of Kent, Canterbury; director, Centre for Parenting Culture Studies
Kirk Leech interim director, European Animal Research Campaign Centre; government affairs, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
Sheila Lewis director, Volanti Consulting
Celine Lowenthal schools coordinator, Battle of Ideas
Toby Marshall lecturer in social theory, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
Ion Martea poet and commissioning editor (film), Culture Wars
Peter Martin lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester; Principal Investigator, engaging cogs.
Tessa Mayes investigative journalist; director, The Queen & Us
Tara McCormack lecturer in international politics, University of Leicester; author, Critique, Security and Power: the political limits to emancipatory approaches
Sally Millard co-founder, IoI Parents Forum
Alan Miller chairman, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)
Hugh Ortega Breton PhD researcher in risk and anxiety in popular culture, Roehampton University
Michael Owens commercial director, Bow Arts Trust; owner, London Urban Visits; formerly, head of development policy, London Development Agency
Martyn Perks digital business consultant and writer
David Perks principal, East London Science School; author, What is science education for?; co-author, Sir Richard Sykes Review of school examinations and A defence of subject-based education
Amol Rajan columnist, Independent titles; advisor to Evgeny Lebedev; author, Twirlymen: the unlikely history of cricket’s greatest spin doctors
Vivien Regan managing editor, spiked; director, Young Journalists' Academy
Richard Reynolds trainee barrister; formerly, paralegal, Baha Mousa and Al Sweady Public Inquiries; founder, Student Academics for Academic Freedom
Nathalie Rothschild freelance journalist; producer and reporter for Sweden's public service radio
Jane Sandeman convenor, IoI Parents Forum; contributor, Standing up to Supernanny; director of finance and central services, Cardinal Hume Centre
Karl Sharro architect; writer; Middle East commentator; co-author, Manifesto: Towards a New Humanism in Architecture
Stuart Simpson financial services professional; researcher and writer, emerging economies and quantitative finance
Peter Smith director of tourism, St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham, London
Sarah Snider PhD student in sociology
Alex Standish senior lecturer in Geography Education, University College London
Brenda Stones freelance consultant and author
Martin Summers public affairs consultant
Mark Taylor deputy head teacher, Addey and Stanhope School; London convenor, IoI Education Forum
Dan Travis director, Brighton Salon; tennis coach; author How to teach Young Children Tennis and In Defence of Competitive Sport.
Robin Walsh graduate medical student; co-founder, Sheffield Salon
Austin Williams associate professor in architecture, XJTLU University, Suzhou, China; director, Future Cities Project; convenor, Bookshop Barnies
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