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Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston is a British actor whose theatre credits include: Hamlet, Coriolanus, Ivanov, Othello, Cymbeline, The Changeling.

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Josie Rourke

Josie Rourke

Josie Rourke is the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse

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George Osborne

George Osborne

George Osborne is the Editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper and was the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016 and First Secretary of State from 2015 to 2016.

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Daniel Finkelstein, OBE

Daniel Finkelstein, OBE

Daniel Finkelstein, OBE, is the Associate Editor, a Columnist and Leader Writer for The Times. He also sits in the House of Lords as Lord Finkelstein.

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General David H. Petraeus

General David H. Petraeus

General David H. Petraeus, one of the most prominent U.S. military figures of the post-9/11 era, and former Director of the CIA, will be talking about the role of the military, and what it takes to be a leader in some of the most difficult and extraordinary situations.

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William Shawcross CVO

William Shawcross CVO

Former Chair of the Charity Commission, William Shawcross CVO, is a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange. His focus of study is extremism in public life, including anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim prejudice, as part of a new book project he is working on.

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Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson is an internationally renowned DJ and five-time-Grammy-Award-winning artist and producer.

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George Lamb

George Lamb

Through George’s work on Channel 4 and E4 Music, he’s been fortunate enough to interview some of the biggest names in music and film.

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Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons is a world-renowned actor, trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

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Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis is a screen writer and director, responsible for films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary, Mr. Bean, Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked, About Time and most recently Trash and Esio Trot.

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Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa started her acting career in a series of hugely successful theatre roles from Shakespeare to Arthur Miller, achieving rave reviews and for which she was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for three consecutive years.

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Achim Borchardt-Hume

Achim Borchardt-Hume

Achim Borchardt-Hume is Director of Exhibitions at Tate Modern. Borchardt-Hume joined Tate Modern as Head of Exhibitions in November 2012. He is the Curator of The EY Exhibition Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy.

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Emilia Kabakov

Emilia Kabakov

Emilia Kabakov is a Russian-born, American-based artist that collaborates with her husband Ilya on environments which fuse elements of the everyday with those of the conceptual.

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Adam Robinson

Adam Robinson

A graduate of Oxford University and The Wharton School, Adam Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author.

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Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning, is an 8-time US National Chess Champion, a 2-time World Champion in Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands, and the first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under 9-time World Champion Marcelo Garcia.

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Tom Bradby

Tom Bradby

Tom Bradby is a journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He is currently Anchor of ITV's News at Ten and host of the political discussion series 'The Agenda'.

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JK Rowling

JK Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. 

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Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Tony Blair served as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 to 2007, the only Labour leader in the party’s 100 year history to win three consecutive elections.

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Dr Gabriele Finaldi

Dr Gabriele Finaldi

Dr Gabriele Finaldi is a British art historian and curator. Since August 2015, he has been director of the National Gallery in London, England.

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Lord Mervyn King

Lord Mervyn King

Lord Mervyn King is the former Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee and current Trustee of the National Gallery.

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David Miliband

David Miliband

David Miliband is the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee.

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Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He has been a weekly columnist for the Guardian since 1997.

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David Beckham

David Beckham

David Beckham is a former professional footballer, fashion icon and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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Kirsty Young

Kirsty Young

Kirsty Young is the presenter of Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 and also fronts a variety of television programmes.

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Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal is a British artist and author of the bestselling memoir 'The Hare with Amber Eyes'.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an activist, author and politician.

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Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Nawaz, author and Founding Chairman of Quilliam.

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Sir Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse is a geneticist and cell biologist.

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Dr. Adam Rutherford

Dr. Adam Rutherford

Dr. Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster.

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Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is a journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, and food writer.

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Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Sam Baker has edited some of the UK's biggest magazines, including Cosmopolitan and Red.

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Ermenegildo Zegna

Ermenegildo Zegna

Ermenegildo Zegna is the CEO of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.

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Tania Bryer

Tania Bryer

Tania Bryer is a British born broadcaster and producer.

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Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor.

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Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is an author and Professor of History at Harvard University.

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Jacques Attali

Jacques Attali

Jacques Attali is a writer, economist and senior civil servant.

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Southbank Sinfonia

Southbank Sinfonia

Southbank Sinfonia brings together 32 outstanding graduates from all over the world to perform classical music.

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Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University.

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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 1963, Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion of the USSR at the age of 12.

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Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor at Harvard University. From 2001-2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist at the IMF.

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Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer has produced a diverse body of work comprising of painting, sculpture and installation.

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Tim Marlow

Tim Marlow

Tim Marlow is an art historian and commentator on the contemporary cultural scene with impressive and wide-ranging experience.

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Mike Milken

Mike Milken

Mike Milken's career has mirrored his four main professional passions, medical research, finance, public health and education.

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John Landis

John Landis

John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer.

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Dr. Ben S. Bernanke

Dr. Ben S. Bernanke

Dr. Ben S. Bernanke is economist at the Brookings Institution and served two terms as chairman of the Board of Governors.

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Jason Cummins

Jason Cummins

Jason Cummins joined Brevan Howard in 2004 and is the Head of Research and Chief US Economist.

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