5 speakers 15 minutes each

Wed 8th May 2019

5 speakers, 15 minutes each

EartH

7pm

Zachary R. Wood

Zachary R. Wood

Zachary R. Wood is an Assistant Curator at TED, former Editor & Columnist at The Guardian, former Robert L. Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal, and a class of 2018 graduate of Williams College. His recent work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. A Washington, DC, native, Wood currently resides in New York City. His memoir, Uncensored, is a powerful personal story, which shares his perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions. His TED talk on why we should listen to those who we disagree with has had nearly 2,000,000 listens.

Paul Mason

Paul Mason

Paul Mason is recognised as an influential public intellectual across Europe. He commands large audiences among both grass-roots movements and institutions alike, filling halls of hundreds, sometimes thousands, from Amsterdam to Berlin, Seattle to Zagreb, Sydney and Seoul. He has a unique voice – both angry and reasoned, learned and accessible, international and local – always engaged in storytelling. Previously economics editor of Channel 4 and BBC Newsnight, he is an award-winning writer, broadcast and film maker. Since the publication of his Sunday Times bestseller Postcapitalism, his Twitter following has increased from 90k to 600k.

Professor Dame Sue Black

Professor Dame Sue Black

Professor Dame Sue Black is a leading forensic anthropologist. She confronts death every day. As a professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster. In All That Remains she reveals the many faces of death she has come to know, using key cases to explore how forensic science has developed, and examining what her life and work has taught her. Part memoir, part science, part meditation on death, her book is compassionate, surprisingly funny, and it will make you think about death in a new light.

Gina Miller

Gina Miller

Gina Miller was the lead claimant in the 2016 constitutional legal case against the UK Government over triggering Article 50. Born and raised in Guyana, she went to boarding school in England at the age of eleven and went on to study Law at the University of East London, then Marketing at the University of North London. In 2009, she and her husband Alan Miller co-founded SCM Direct, a disruptive investment management company, and the True and Fair Foundation, the latter of which provides funding and support to smaller charities. She has three children: Lucy-Ann, Luca and Lana. Gina counts herself as a conscious capitalist and believes we all have a duty to give back to the society that affords us success, including actively stepping up and defending what is right. @thatginamiller

Johann Hari

Johann Hari

Johann Hari is an internationally bestselling author. His first book, Chasing the Scream, was a New York Times bestseller and is being adapted into a Hollywood feature film. His second book, Lost Connections, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. He has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Le Monde and others, and he was twice named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International. His TED Talk, ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong’, and the animation based on it, have had more than twenty million views. His books have been translated into eighteen languages.