5 speakers 15 minutes each

Thu 1st Mar 2018

5 speakers, 15 minutes each

The Tabernacle

7pm

Jay Heinrichs

Jay Heinrichs

Jay Heinrichs is the bestselling author of Thank You for Arguing. He has written for dozens of publications, including The New York Times magazine, Vice and the Huffington Post, and won numerous journalism awards. He has taught persuasion to college and university editors at Ivy League universities, NASA, and the Pentagon. He runs the acclaimed blog Figarospeech.com, as well as the rhetoric site ArgueLab.com.

Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton is an award winning journalist who has written for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, GQ, Marie Claire, Red and Grazia. From 2015 t0 2017 she was a dating columnist for The Sunday Times Style. She is the co-host of The High Low Show, a weekly pop culture and current affairs podcast, with Pandora Sykes and also writes for television. Everything I Know About Love is her first book.

Everything I Know About Love

James Bloodworth

James Bloodworth

James Bloodworth is the former editor of Left Foot Forward, one of the most influential left-wing websites in the UK. He is a fortnightly columnist for the International Business Times and regularly contributes to the Independent, Guardian, New Statesman and Wall Street Journal.

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is a fellow in literature at All Souls College, Oxford, specialising in the Renaissance, and is midway through writing a book about John Donne. She is the author of five children's books; the most recent, The Explorer, won the 2017 Costa Children’s Book Award.

Her play about the life of the writer Saki won the Best of Edinburgh award, and transferred to New York earlier this year. She also wrote a short animated film about a hedgehog which went on to win an Emmy, but honesty compels her to admit it was for the technology rather than the plot.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson is a journalist, columnist and novelist. She is former editor of The Lady - Britain's oldest women's weekly magazine, which has been in continuous circulation since 1885 - and the author of Notting Hell, Shire Hell and Winter Games. In 1989 she joined the staff of the Financial Times, becoming the first female graduate trainee at the paper, where she wrote on the economy. She moved to the BBC in 1994, but left to move to Washington DC as a columnist and freelancer in 1997. She has written weekly columns for the Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph, the Evening Standard and other regular columns for Easy Living, She Magazine, and the Financial Times. She is married with three children and lives in London.