5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 20th Jun 2016

5x15: 5 speakers, 15 minutes each

The Tabernacle

Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale is the author of the number one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008, winner of the Galaxy British Book of the Year Award, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick and adapted into a major ITV drama. She is also the author of the bestselling The Queen of Whale Cay, Mrs Robinson's Disgrace and, most recently, The Wicked Boy.

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three as nine non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E.M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ's Writer of the Year. He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 1998. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Kat Banyard

Kat Banyard

Kat Banyard is the author of The Equality Illusion and founder of campaign group UK Feminista. In 2014 The Equality Illusion was dramatised in the play Blurred Lines, written by Nick Payne and directed by Carrie Cracknell, premiering at the National Theatre. In 2010 Kat was named in the Guardian as "the most influential young feminist in the country" and in 2011 she was selected as one of the Observer's 50 contemporary innovators, described as "Game-changers whose vision is transforming the world around us". Her most recent book is Pimp State.

Harry Pearce

Harry Pearce

Harry Pearce is a graphic designer, accidentalist, eternal optimist, human rights activist and photographer.

He studied at Canterbury College of Art. Before joining Pentagram as a partner in 2006, he co-founded and co-ran Lippa Pearce Design for 16 years.

Pearce has worked around the world devising identities, installations, posters, packaging, books and talks for clients as diverse as the Royal Academy of Arts, Abu Dhabi cultural quarter, Berry Bros & Rudd, Phaidon Press, Pink Floyd Records, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lloyd’s of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, PEN International, Science Museum and the UN. For Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor, he created identities for their major retrospectives at the RA.

His work has been exhibited in New York, Paris, London, Toronto and Naples.

Since 1993 he has been an active member of the advisory board for WITNESS, a human rights charity founded by Peter Gabriel. He is also a committed member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and has spoken at design conferences across the globe including Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, India, Holland and Costa Rica.

Pearce is the author of two books, Typographic Conundrums and Eating with the Eyes.

Oliver James

Oliver James

Oliver James trained and practised as a clinical child psychologist and, since 1988, has worked as a writer, journalist, broadcaster and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include the best-selling Affluenza, They F*** You Up, Love Bombing, Office Politics: How to Thrive in a World of Lying, Backstabbing and Dirty Tricks, and Britain on the Couch, which was also a successful documentary series for Channel 4. His newest book is Not In Your Genes: The Real Reason Children Are Like Their Parents.

Sarah Howe

Sarah Howe

Sarah Howe is a British poet, academic and editor. Her first book, Loop of Jade won the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Born in Hong Kong in 1983 to an English father and Chinese mother, she moved to England as a child. Her poems have appeared in journals including Poetry Review, Poetry London, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Ploughshares and Poetry, as well as anthologies such as Ten: The New Wave and four editions of The Best British Poetry. She has performed her work at festivals internationally and on BBC Radio 3 & 4. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit, an online journal of poetry and criticism.