Helen Bamber OBE has worked tirelessly in the human rights field for over 60 years helping thousands of survivors of human rights violations worldwide. She began working with survivors in the former concentration camp, Bergen-Belsen after WWII.
Faisel Rahman has a background in international development, including Grameen Bank and the World Bank, where he focused on developing the microfinance sector and expanding it around micro enterprise. He also briefly worked as an underwriter for a syndicate at Lloyds of London and co-authored a number of books on charitable fundraising and trust funds in the UK.
Menhaj Huda (born 1967, Bangladesh) is a British film director and producer of Bangladeshi descent. After completing a degree in Engineering at Oxford University, he embarked on a career in television. His directing career began in 1993 with the ground-breaking dance music show “Hypnosis” for Channel 4 (Winner of RTS Award for Best Graphic Design). This was followed by other music/youth programmes for Channel 4 (“Passengers”, “Flava” and “All Back to Mine”).
Barbara Roche is a former Government Minister and MP who was a Minister of State in the Home Office, Cabinet Office and ODPM. She was also Financial Secretary to the Treasury and a DTI Minister. As Minister of State at the Home Office she was the Immigration Minister and has been a long-standing advocate of the need for a National Museum of Migration.
Dr Peter Thomond is an Innovation Consultant and Social Entrepreneur and a Managing Partner at Clever Together LLP, a UK based innovation agency. From here he applies his expertise in the field of disruptive innovation and change management equally between three areas: (1) Facilitating breakthrough change in healthcare, (2) Driving environmental sustainability and (3) Fostering a more positive youth culture.
Paul Kerswill is committed to understanding how language is moulded by the societies in which it is spoken. His latest research is a long-term study of ‘Multicultural London English’ in the East End — misleadingly dubbed ‘Jafaican’ by the media. He has the dubious honour of being the first dialectologist to be lampooned on the Now Show.
Oliver Marlow is a multi-platform designer and co-founder of TILT. As Head of Design at the Hub he collaborated on over 20 Hubs all over the world. He was a co-founder of the Forest Café in Edinburgh, and has designed with amongst others, Futerra, the Young Vic Theatre, the Battersea Arts Centre, Aldeburgh Music, Edinburgh Film Festival and NPI, Shanghai, the first social innovation centre in China.
Hailed as the Asian Eminem by East London Grime legend Lethal Bizzle, Shizzio hardly needs an introduction. Born and bred on the borders of East London & Essex, this rapper has single handedly battled and navigated his way into an undeniable realm. His first ever video featured Tim Westwood & Kat Man (Choice FM) way back in 2006 and Shizzio has gone from strength to strength.
Penny Wilson grew up in the South East of England and played on the rolling hills of the South Downs and beside the sea. These childhood experiences influenced and continue to inform and inspire her work.
Danny Dorling is a Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. He went to various schools in Oxford and to University in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand. With a group of colleagues he helped create the website www.worldmapper.org which shows who has most and least in the world.
Mihir Bose is an Award Winning Journalist and Author. He writes a weekly “Big Sports Interview” for the London Evening Standard, a Sunday Times column, and also writes and broadcasts on a range of social and historical issues as well as sport. His latest book on the power of modern sport is due to be published early in 2012.
Bridget Anderson is a Senior Research Fellow at COMPAS at the University of Oxford. Her work primarily focuses on Migration and the Labour Market, with a particular interest in domestic workers and au pairs, trafficking, immigration enforcement, citizenship and the politics of immigration controls.
Karl Sharro is an Architect, Writer and Commentator on the Middle East. He is the co-author of the architectural manifesto Towards a New Humanism in Architecture and Senior Associate Partner at PLP Architecture in London. He has practiced architecture in London and Beirut, and previously taught at the Department of Architecture at the American University of Beirut.