5 speakers 15 minutes each
Mon 20th Nov 2017
5 speakers, 15 minutes each
Rachel Clarke is an NHS hospital doctor who specialises in caring for patients at the end of life. Prior to her career in medicine, she worked as a television journalist, producing and directing current affairs documentaries on subjects such as Al Qaeda, the Gulf War and the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, before deciding at the age of 29 to retrain as a doctor. When the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, sought to impose a new contract upon junior doctors, Rachel was at the forefront of the campaign against the government, arguing in print and on screen that imposition would irrevocably damage the NHS. Her debut book Your Life in My Hands was published by Metro Books in July 2017.
New York Times best-selling author Dylan Jones has written twenty books on subjects as diverse as music and politics and fashion and photography. He has been an editor at The Observer, The Sunday Times, i-D, The Face and Arena, a columnist for The Guardian and The Independent, and is currently the Editor-In-Chief of GQ. He has won Magazine Editor of the Year eleven times, and been awarded the prestigious Mark Boxer Award, while his book on the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, was shortlisted for the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year. He is a trustee of the Hay Festival and a board member of the Norman Mailer Colony. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours List in 2013. He lives in London and Powys with his family. His most recent book is David Bowie: A Life.
John Lloyd is a television producer and writer. He created Not the Nine O'Clock News and Spitting Image, and produced all four series of Blackadder. More recently, he has co-produced BBC2's QI, and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity. A friend of the late Douglas Adams, Lloyd also co-wrote several episodes of Adams' lauded radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. His forthcoming book is Afterliff a follow up to The Meaning of Liff co-written with Douglas Adams in 1983. The book uses place names to describe the many hundreds of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist. This text uses place names to describe some of these meanings.