Philip Booth is Editorial and Programme Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School. Michael Burleigh’s latest book, Moral Combat: A History of World War II, will be published in April. Sarah Butterfield has had shows at the Cadogan Contemporary, and has exhibited at Agnews and the Royal College of Art. Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer. His collection of essays, Waiting for the Etonians, was published last year. Hugh Curtiss was a monk for several years in the 1960s and ’70s before leaving to be a farm labourer. He is now a spiritual and business consultant. Mara Delius writes for the culture section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. She lives in Berlin. Jessica Duchen blogs on music at standpointmag.co.uk/Jessica-duchen Joseph Epstein’s new collection, The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff and Other Stories, is to be published this year. Michael Gove MP is Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families. John Gross is a former editor of the TLS. His latest book, The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes, is now out in paperback. Miriam Gross was formerly books and arts editor of the Sunday Telegraph. Fisun Güner writes arts features and reviews for the New Statesman, Metro and the arts website www.theartsdesk.com Julian Jackson is Professor of History at Queen Mary University, London. He is the author of The Fall of France and France: The Dark Years 1940-44. His most recent book is Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics and Morality in France from the Liberation to Aids. Clive James’s most recent books are Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time, and a fifth volume of memoirs. Ben Judah is a freelance foreign correspondent specialising in Russian affairs. Dominic Lawson is a columnist for the Sunday Times and the Independent. Noel Malcolm is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. Minette Marrin is a broadcaster and columnist for the Sunday Times. Allan Massie’s most recent books are Surviving and The Thistle and the Rose. Douglas Murray is the director of the Centre for Social Cohesion. Michael Nazir-Ali was Bishop of Rochester until last September. He is the author of numerous books and articles on religion, including Conviction and Conflict: Islam, Christianity and World Order. He devotes himself to defending persecuted Christians. Archbishop Vincent Nichols is the Archbishop of Westminster, President of the
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and spokesman for the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. He was formerly Archbishop of Birmingham. Emanuele Ottolenghi is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies. Michael Prodger is literary editor of the Sunday Telegraph. Geoffrey Robertson QC is Head of Doughty Street Chambers and author of The Tyrannicide Brief and Crimes Against Humanity. Mark Ronan is Honorary Professor of Mathematics at University College London, and author of Symmetry and the Monster. Joshua Rozenberg writes a legal blog at standpointmag.co.uk/law. Charles Saumarez Smith is Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts. A former director of the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, he has recently published The National Gallery: A Short History. Lionel Shriver’s new novel, So Much for That, will be published by HarperCollins in March. Berenika Stefanska is a graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Barton Swaim works as a speechwriter. He is the author of Scottish Men of Letters and the New Public Sphere, 1802-1834. David Wark holds the Chair in High Energy Physics at Imperial College London. Daisy Waugh writes novels and a column in the Sunday Times Magazine. Frances Weaver is Standpoint’s web editor. Peter Whittle is film critic on the Arts Show on BBC Radio 2. David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. Chris Woodhead is chairman of Cognita and a former Chief Inspector of Schools. His latest book is A Desolation of Learning: Is This the Education our Children Deserve? Geza Vermes, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Oxford, is the leading authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls. His new books, The Story of the Scrolls and Jesus: Nativity—Passion—Resurrection, are due out this year. Special thanks to Will Robinson, Berenika Stefanska and Isaac Bate
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