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Jim al-Khalili

Professor Jim al-Khalili OBE is a physicist and award-winning science communicator. He presents the weekly BBC Radio 4 show The Life Scientific.

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Tom Holland

Dr Tom Holland is a historian and the bestselling author of several books on classical and medieval history. He is currently the Chair of the Society of Authors.

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Leo Hollis

Leo Hollis is the author of two books on the history of London: The Phoenix and The Stones of London. His latest book is a manifesto for urban living, Cities Are Good for You.

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Carl Honoré's talk was the unquestioned highlight of our conference this year
Russell Willis Taylor, National Arts Strategies

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