5 speakers 15 minutes each
Wed 8th May 2019
5 speakers, 15 minutes each
Raymond Antrobus was born in London to an English mother and Jamaican father, and is the author of 'To Sweeten Bitter' (Out-Spoken Press) and 'The Perseverance' (Penned In The Margins) which was awarded the UK Poetry Book Society’s ‘Winter Choice’ in 2018 and was named a poetry book of the year by The Guardian and The Sunday Times as well as being awarded the Ted Hughes award in 2019. He’s also the author of children’s picture book, ‘Bears Can Ski’, which will be published by Walker Books and illustrated by Polly Dunbar in April 2020. His poetry has previously been published in POETRY, The Poetry Review, Poets.org, The Deaf Poets Society, News Statesman, The Guardian among others. He is a founding member of 'Chill Pill' and 'Keats House Poets Forum' and the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Complete Works 3 and Jerwood Compton Poetry. He is also one of the world's first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word education from Goldsmiths University. In 2018 he was awarded 'The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize' (judged by Ocean Vuong)
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 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 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.