Matthew Syed is a former three-times Commonwealth table tennis champion and a two-time Olympian. He is author of Bounce: How Champions are Made, a columnist for The Times and a commentator for the BBC and Eurosport.
Bounce: how champions are made (Fourth Estate, 2010)
'Turn That Racket Off' [Opens in new window]
"The Battle of Ideas is like a huge intellectual fair where a bewildering number of thinkers set out their stalls."
Julian Baggini, editor, The Philosophers' Magazine