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1. Bryanston School – Bryanston is a member of the Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference and the Eton Group. It has a reputation as a liberal and artistic school using some ideas of the Dalton Plan, the school opened on 24 January 1928 with 23 pupils and seven members of staff. In 2004, the school had around 650 pupils and 80 teachers, during the mid-1930s, Bryanston School was the location of Anglo-German youth camps where the Hitler Youth and Boy Scouts tried to develop links. In 2005 the school was one of fifty of the leading independent schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel. In 2014 the school opened a new building, the Tom Wheare Music School, designed by Hopkins Architects. The 300-seat concert hall was named after conductor Sir Mark Elder, the interior of the building won a 2015 Wood Award. G. Jeffreys Thorold Coade Robson Fisher Rev. David Jones Bob Allan Tom Wheare Sarah Thomas — first female head of Bryanston, alumni of the school are known as Old Bryanstonians, there is an alumni organisation called the Bryanston Society. The Society exists to further the cause of Bryanston in the broadest possible sense and it aims to bring together the whole Bryanston family through social and sporting events. The school estate has Europes tallest London Plane tree, each year, the JACT Ancient Greek Summer School is held at Bryanston, the school has played host to many of the United Kingdoms classicists, both as teachers and pupils. The school hosts the annual Dorset Opera Festival, which combines amateur, operas are staged at the conclusion of a two-week summer school. Bryanston Reflections, Et nova et vetera, Angela HoldsworthBryanston School – Bryanston School
2. Blandford Forum – Blandford Forum, commonly Blandford, is a market town in the North Dorset district of Dorset, England, sited by the River Stour about 24 km northwest of Poole. It is the headquarters of North Dorset District Council. Blandford is notable for its Georgian architecture, the result of rebuilding after the majority of the town was destroyed by a fire in 1731, Blandford Camp, a military base, is sited on the hills two miles to the north east of the town. It is the base of the Royal Corps of Signals, the wing of the British Army. Dorset County Council estimates that in 2013 the towns parish had a population of 10,610. The towns economy is based on a mix of the sector and light industry. Blandford has been a point since Anglo-Saxon times, when it was recorded as Blaen-y-ford. The name Blandford derives from the Old English blǣge, and probably means ford where gudgeon or blay are found, by the 13th century it had become a market town with a livestock market serving the nearby Blackmore Vale with its many dairy farms. At the start of the 14th century it returned two members of parliament and was known as Cheping Blandford. The Latin word Forum, meaning market, was recorded in 1540, in Survey of Dorsetshire, written by Thomas Gerard of Trent in the early 1630s, Blandford was described as a faire Markett Towne, pleasantlie seated upon the River. Well inhabitted and of good Traffique, in the 17th-century English Civil War Blandford was a Royalist centre, most inhabitants supported the king. In the 18th century Blandford was one of several lace-making centres in the county, I think I never saw better in Flanders, France or Italy. In the 17th and 18th centuries Blandford was also a malting and brewing centre of some significance. Almost all of Blandfords buildings were destroyed on 4 June 1731 by the great fire, the fire began in a tallow chandlers workshop on a site that is now The Kings Arms public house. Within a few hours almost 90% of the fabric had gone, all fire-fighting equipment had been lost to the fire. An Act of Parliament was introduced that stated that work must be in brick and tile. With assistance from the rest of the country—including £1,000 given by George II—the town was rebuilt over the ten years to the designs of local architects John. Bottlenecks were removed and streets realigned in the new town plan, as well as residential and commercial property, new buildings included a new town hall, school and churchBlandford Forum – Market Place, town centre
3. Dorset – Dorset /ˈdɔːrsᵻt/ is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the county, which is governed by Dorset County Council. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres, Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, the county town is Dorchester which is in the south. After the reorganisation of government in 1974 the countys border was extended eastward to incorporate the Hampshire towns of Bournemouth. Around half of the lives in the South East Dorset conurbation. The county has a history of human settlement stretching back to the Neolithic era. The Romans conquered Dorsets indigenous Celtic tribe, and during the early Middle Ages, the first recorded Viking raid on the British Isles occurred in Dorset during the eighth century, and the Black Death entered England at Melcombe Regis in 1348. During the Second World War, Dorset was heavily involved in the preparations for the invasion of Normandy, the former was the sailing venue in the 2012 Summer Olympics, and both have clubs or hire venues for sailing, Cornish pilot gig rowing, sea kayaking and powerboating. Dorset has a varied landscape featuring broad elevated chalk downs, steep limestone ridges, over half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Three-quarters of its coastline is part of the Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site due to its geological and it features notable landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door. Agriculture was traditionally the major industry of Dorset but is now in decline, there are no motorways in Dorset but a network of A roads cross the county and two railway main lines connect to London. Dorset has ports at Poole, Weymouth and Portland, and an international airport, the county has a variety of museums, theatres and festivals, and is host to one of Europes largest outdoor shows. It is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, who used the county as the setting of his novels. Dorset derives its name from the county town of Dorchester, the Romans established the settlement in the 1st century and named it Durnovaria which was a Latinised version of a Common Brittonic word possibly meaning place with fist-sized pebbles. It is first mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in AD845 and in the 10th century the countys archaic name, the first human visitors to Dorset were Mesolithic hunters, from around 8000 BC. The first permanent Neolithic settlers appeared around 3000 BC and were responsible for the creation of the Dorset Cursus, from 2800 BC onwards Bronze Age farmers cleared Dorsets woodlands for agricultural use and Dorsets high chalk hills provided a location for numerous round barrows. During the Iron Age, the British tribe known as the Durotriges established a series of forts across the county—most notably Maiden Castle which is one of the largest in Europe. The Romans arrived in Dorset during their conquest of Britain in AD43, Maiden Castle was captured by a Roman legion under the command of Vespasian, and the Roman settlement of Durnovaria was established nearbyDorset
4. England – England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west, the Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east, the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. England became a state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the worlds first industrialised nation, Englands terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north and in the southwest, the capital is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland through another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the name England is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means land of the Angles. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages, the Angles came from the Angeln peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea. The earliest recorded use of the term, as Engla londe, is in the ninth century translation into Old English of Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars, it has been suggested that it derives from the shape of the Angeln peninsula, an angular shape. An alternative name for England is Albion, the name Albion originally referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus, specifically the 4th century BC De Mundo, in it are two very large islands called Britannia, these are Albion and Ierne. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, the word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins. Albion is now applied to England in a poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England, Lloegr, the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximately 780,000 years ago. The oldest proto-human bones discovered in England date from 500,000 years ago, Modern humans are known to have inhabited the area during the Upper Paleolithic period, though permanent settlements were only established within the last 6,000 yearsEngland – Stonehenge, a Neolithic monument
5. Kwame Anthony Appiah – Appiah was the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, before moving to New York University in 2014. He currently holds an appointment at the NYU Department of Philosophy, for two years Joe Appiah was the leader of a new opposition party that was made by the countrys three opposing parties, simultaneously he was the president of the Ghana Bar Association. Between 1977 and 1978, he was Ghanas representative at the United Nations and he died in an Accra hospital in 1990. Anthony Appiah was raised in Kumasi, Ghana, and educated at Bryanston School and Clare College, Cambridge, Appiah has three sisters, Isobel, Adwoa and Abena. As a child, he spent a good deal of time in England, staying with his grandmother Isobel. His family has a political tradition, his maternal grandfather Sir Stafford was Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer under Clement Attlee. His great grandfather, Charles Cripps, 1st Baron Parmoor, was the Labour Leader of the House of Lords under Ramsay MacDonald, through Isobel, he is also descended from the British pharmacist James Crossley Eno. He lives with his husband, Henry Finder, in an apartment in Manhattan, Appiah has written about what it was like growing up gay in Ghana. Appiah taught philosophy and African-American studies at the University of Ghana, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton Universities from 1981 to 1988. He was, until recently, a Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton and was serving as the Bacon-Kilkenny Professor of Law at Fordham University in the fall of 2008. Appiah also served on the board of PEN American Center and was on a panel of judges for the PEN/Newmans Own First Amendment Award. He has taught at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and Harvard universities and lectured at other institutions in the US, Germany, Ghana and South Africa. Until the fall of 2009, he served as a trustee of Ashesi University College in Accra, currently, he is the professor of philosophy and law at NYU. His Cambridge dissertation explored the foundations of probabilistic semantics, in 1992, Appiah published In My Fathers House, which won the Herskovitz Prize for African Studies in English. Among his later books are Colour Conscious, The Ethics of Identity and he has been a close collaborator with Henry Louis Gates Jr. with whom he edited Africana, The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience. Appiah was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts, in 2008, Appiah published Experiments in Ethics, in which he reviews the relevance of empirical research to ethical theory. In the same year, he was recognized for his contributions to racial, ethnic, as well as his academic work, Appiah has also published several works of fiction. His first novel, Avenging Angel, set at the University of Cambridge, involved a murder among the Cambridge Apostles, Appiahs second and third novels are Nobody Likes Letitia and Another Death in VeniceKwame Anthony Appiah – Kwame Anthony Appiah
6. Robert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell – Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was educated at Bryanston School. For his national service he served in the Royal Navy, on the death of his father in 1962, he succeeded to the barony. He married Patience Hélène Mary Batty, only daughter of Major Douglas Myers Batty, of Melsetter, Southern Rhodesia, by his wife Elsie May Loker and she was a vice President of the Scout Association. She also conducted a business life and was a director of Imperial Life of Canada, Surrey Radio. She was appointed a CBE for her services to youth and was a deputy lieutenant for Surrey. Lord Baden-Powell served the British Scout Association in a number of local, national and international capacities and he was chief scout commissioner from 1965 to 1982. He led the British delegation to the World Scout Conference in Nairobi in 1973, a director of a number of unit trusts. He was chairman of the Sheldon Grange Housing Association and he is currently managing director of Fieldguard LtdRobert Baden-Powell, 3rd Baron Baden-Powell
7. Nigel Barker (photographer) – Nigel Barker is an English reality TV show personality, fashion photographer, author, spokesperson, filmmaker, and former model. He is best known for his participation as a judge and photographer on the reality show Americas Next Top Model and his father is of Irish and Portuguese descent, and his mother is of Sri Lankan ancestry. His mother, who was a former Miss Sri Lanka, played a significant role in forming his respect for the profession as he grew up. Barker grew up in a family with five siblings from a total of three marriages, and lived there until the age of eighteen, Barker attended Bryanston School, a boarding school, where he took his A-levels in biology, chemistry, and physics. He planned on continuing his studies in medicine, but Barkers mother entered him into a model search on The Clothes Show. Barker wound up being a finalist on the show, which started his modeling career and he modeled for around 10 years in London, Milan, Paris and New York City. As a young model, he observed that the industry was changing - that “models were shrinking. Being adaptable to change and loving the fashion industry, in 1996, Barker opened his own photo studio, StudioNB, in the now-fashionable Meat Packing District in Manhattan. Barker has shot editorials for GQ, Interview, Seventeen, Town & Country, Lucky, Tatler and he has shot advertising campaigns for Lands End, Leviev, Nicole Miller, Nine West, Ted Baker, Jordache, Pamella Rolland, Beefeater, Ford, and Sony. Barker was a judge for 17 cycles on Tyra Banks reality show Americas Next Top Model and he was also an official judge for the Miss America Pageant in 2007 and Miss Universe Pageant in 2012. He also serves as producer for the VH1 photography-based reality contest. In February 2013 Barker became the host of The Face, Barker made a special appearance as a photographer on the third cycle of Canadas Next Top Model, and in Episode 10 of the first cycle of New Zealands Next Top Model. Barker appeared as guest judge and photographer on the first cycle of Mexicos Next Top Model and he also made a guest appearance on the second cycle of Benelux Next Top Model. His directorial debut was an acclaimed documentary that he also produced called. Additionally, Barker is a celebrity ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Do Something, The United Nation Foundations Girl Up initiative, Barker holds spokesperson positions for prominent brands including, Microsoft, Sony, Crest White Strips and Nine West. Barker appears alongside Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning in Sonys 2010 national ad campaign, in addition, he has lent his personality to television and feature film cameos, event hosting and presenting. Barker published a book on beauty, Nigel Barkers Beauty Equation, Revealing a Better and More Beautiful You, released September 2010, in January 2009, Barker opened a photography exhibit, Haiti, Hunger and Hope, at the Milk Gallery in New York City. His work in Haiti earned him a Do Something with Style Award nomination from the VH1 Do Something AwardsNigel Barker (photographer) – Nigel Barker in the 2008 The HSUS's Protect Seals event.
8. Kevin Billington – Kevin Billington is an English film director, who has worked in the theatre, film and television since the 1960s. Billingtons films include The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, which stars Peter Cook, while his work includes several productions of plays by Harold Pinter. Billingtons television work includes Henry VIII for the BBC Television Shakespeare project, the Good Soldier, based on the novel by Ford Madox Ford and A Time to Dance, adapted by Melvyn Bragg from his own work of fiction. He is married to Lady Rachel Billington, having met while they were working in New York, they married the following year in 1967. The couple have three adult children, kevin Billington at the Internet Movie Database Entry in The International Whos Who, p.163Kevin Billington – Kevin Billington and his wife Rachel in 1968
9. Jonathan Bowen – Jonathan P. Bowen FBCS FRSA is a British computer scientist. He is Chairman of Museophile Limited and an Emeritus Professor at London South Bank University, Bowen later worked at Imperial College, London, the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, the University of Reading, and London South Bank University. His early work was on formal methods in general, and later the Z notation in particular and he was Chair of the Z User Group from the early 1990s until 2011. In 2002, Bowen was elected Chair of the British Computer Society FACS Specialist Group on Formal Aspects of Computing Science, since 2005, Bowen has been an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the journal Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering. He is also an editor on the editorial board for the ACM Computing Surveys journal, covering software engineering. From 2008–9, he was an Associate at Praxis High Integrity Systems, Bowens other major interest is the area of online museums. In 1994, he founded the Virtual Library museums pages, an online directory that was soon adopted by the International Council of Museums. In the same year he started the Virtual Museum of Computing. In 2002, he founded Museophile Limited to help museums, especially online and he has also worked in industry at Oxford Instruments, Marconi Instruments, Logica, Silicon Graphics, and Altran Praxis. Bowen was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2002 and he is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists in the City of London. Bowen, J. P. editor, Towards Verified Systems, elsevier Science, Real-Time Safety Critical Systems series, volume 2,1994. Hinchey, M. G. and Bowen, J. P. editors, prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science,1995. Bowen, J. P. Formal Specification and Documentation using Z, A Case Study Approach, International Thomson Computer Press, International Thomson Publishing,1996. Bowen, J. P. and Hinchey, M. G. editors, High-Integrity System Specification, Hinchey, M. G. and Bowen, J. P. editors, Industrial-Strength Formal Methods in Practice. Hierons, R. Bowen, J. P. and Harman, M. editors, Formal Methods and Testing. Börger, E. Butler, M. Bowen, J. P. and Boca, P. editors, Abstract State Machines, B and Z. Springer-Verlag, LNCS, Volume 5238,2008. Bowen, J. P. and Siddiqi, J. I. editors, Formal Methods, State of the Art, Bowen, J. P. Keene, S. and Ng, K. editors, Electronic Visualisation in Arts and Culture. Springer Series on Cultural Computing, Springer,2013, copeland, J. Bowen, J. P. Wilson, R. Sprevak, M. et alJonathan Bowen – Jonathan P. Bowen
10. David Campbell Bannerman – David Campbell Bannerman MEP is a Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the East of England, having sat for the UK Independence Party until 24 May 2011. He served as UKIP deputy leader from 2006 until 2010, when he was replaced by Paul Nuttall, before joining UKIP, he was a Conservative activist who came to prominence as Chairman of the Bow Group. He stood for Parliament as a Conservative at the 1997 election in Glasgow Rutherglen and in 2001 in Warwick, Campbell Bannerman joined UKIP in 2004, and was elected in 2009. In 2015 he became co-chairman of a new Eurosceptic pressure group, David Campbell Bannerman is a relative of former Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman who led the Liberal Party to a landslide victory over the Conservatives in the 1906 General Election. Campbell Bannerman was educated at Bryanston School, the University of Edinburgh and he started work as a trainee accountant with Binder Hamlyn before becoming an account executive with Allen, Brady & Marsh. After working for HDM he became Executive Director of Vantagepoint Communications, Campbell Bannerman was a member of the Conservative Party, as a borough councillor in Royal Tunbridge Wells from 1992-1996. He was chairman of the Bow Group from 1993 to 1994, in 1997 he stood for the Conservatives in Glasgow Rutherglen and in 2001 in Warwick and Leamington where he obtained nearly 38% of the vote in second place. After joining UKIP in 2004, Campbell Bannerman stood as partys candidate for North Cornwall in the 2005 General Election. He was appointed Party Chairman in December 2005, following the resignation of Petrina Holdsworth, outside party politics, has been a member of the London Safety Camera Partnership Project Board and was involved in the Save Acton Mainline Campaign. In 2006 he stood for the leadership of the UK Independence Party, scoring third place with 1,443 votes, after that election, he was appointed Deputy Leader by Nigel Farage, who had won the election. During the 2007 Scottish Parliament Elections, he stood as UKIPs Holyrood Regional List candidate for the Highlands and Islands and his campaign gained UKIP1,287 votes, down 0. 5% from UKIPs 2003 campaign. In 2009, he was elected to the European Parliament after UKIP won 19. 6% of the vote in the East of England region, Bannerman was the main author of UKIPs 2010 election manifesto. Campbell Bannerman returned to the Conservative Party on 24 May 2011, since 2014 he has served as chairman of the Parliaments delegation to Iraq. UK MEP - David Campbell Bannerman UKIP seeks legal advice on jibesDavid Campbell Bannerman – David Campbell Bannerman, 2014
11. Jasper Conran – Jasper Alexander Thirlby Conran OBE is an English designer. He has worked on collections of womenswear and for the home, as well as productions for the stage in ballet, opera and theatre. He is the son of Sir Terence Conran, a designer, and Shirley Conran. He was educated at Port Regis School and Bryanston School in the 1970s, he studied at the Parsons School of Art and Design in New York. Conrans first collection was for Henri Bendel in New York City, in 1978, aged 19, Conran designed his first womenswear collection under his own name. The following year he was elected to be part of the London Designer collections, Conran designed his first menswear collection in 1985. Conran designed the dress of Lady Sarah Chatto in 1994. He also designed clothes for Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1999, he began designing a signature range of stemware for Stuart Crystal and later for Waterford Crystal. In 2001, he launched a fine china tableware collection for Wedgwood. In 1996, Conran launched a range for the Debenhams chain of department stores in the UK. He has subsequently designed womens accessories, lingerie, hosiery, menswear, mens accessories, childrenswear, since 2005 he has also designed luggage for Tripp, whose products are sold through Debenhams stores. Conran has released furnishing, fabric and wallpaper collections for Designers Guild, in 2004, Conran designed and launched a three-range fireplace collection for Chesneys. He launched the Jasper Conran Optical range with Specsavers in 2008, Conran is the chairman and chief executive of Jasper Conran Holdings Ltd. Conran was appointed as director of the Conran Shop in 2011. In March 2014, Conran was appointed Chairman of Conran Holdings Ltd, Conran published his first book, Jasper Conran Country in 2010. The 300-page photographic essay was completed during a year of exploration around the English countryside, Conran is a Patron of the Work-Life Balance Trust and is a Trustee of the Wallace Collection. He has also served several times on the British Fashion Council, throughout his career, Conran has pursued his passion for the performing arts—he has designed costumes and sets for fourteen ballet, opera and theatre productions. He also designed the set and costumes for Bintleys The Compleat Consort, produced for the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich, in 1991, Conran won the Laurence Olivier Award for Costume Design for Jean Anouilhs The Rehearsal at the Almeida Theatre in London, UKJasper Conran – Conran in 2004
12. Kevin Crossley-Holland – Kevin John William Crossley-Holland is an English childrens author, poet and translator. His best known work may now be the Arthur trilogy, published around age sixty, for which he won the Guardian Prize, Crossley-Holland and his 1985 novella Storm won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the years outstanding childrens book by a British author. For the 70th anniversary of the Medal in 2007 it was named one of the top ten winning works, born in Mursley, north Buckinghamshire, Crossley-Holland grew up in Whiteleaf, a small village in the Chilterns. His father was Peter Crossley-Holland, a composer and ethnomusicologist, and his mother was Joan Cowper and he attended Bryanston School in Dorset, followed by St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where after failing his first exams he discovered a passion for Anglo-Saxon literature. After graduating he became the Gregory Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds, crossley-Hollands writing career began when he became a poetry, fiction, and children’s book editor for Macmillan Publishers. He was later director for Victor Gollancz. He is known for poetry, novels, story collections, and translations, including versions of the Anglo-Saxon classic Beowulf for adults, some of his books, including the Arthur trilogy, reinterpret medieval legends. He also wrote a collection of Norse myths and British and Irish folk tales. Bracelet of Bones, the first of his Viking sagas, was published in 2011, as was The Mountains of Norfolk, New and Selected Poems, the second saga, Scramasax, was published in 2013. He has edited and translated the riddles included in the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book, Crossley-Holland has also written the libretti for two operas by Nicola LeFanu, The Green Children and The Wildman, and for a chamber opera by Rupert Bawden about Nelson, Haydn, and Emma Hamilton. He has collaborated several times with the composers Arthur Bliss, William Mathias, Bernard Hughes, Bob Chilcott and Cecilia McDowall, Crossley-Holland lives on the North Norfolk coast, where he spent some of his childhood. His autobiography, The Hidden Roads, A Memoir of Childhood, was published in 2009, from 2012-17 he held the honorary post of President of the School Library Association. The Arthur trilogy comprises The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing-Places and these have been published in 25 different languages and must be the authors best-known works. Crossley-Holland takes a new look at the King Arthur legends, showing a medieval boys development from a page to a squire, alongside this advance, the medieval Arthur faces issues such as his prospective betrothal and inheritance. Meanwhile, he has the Seeing Stone through which observes the remarkably parallel early life of King Arthur, a follow-up to the trilogy was published in 2006, Gattys Tale. Crossley-Holland was awarded the 1985 Carnegie Medal and 2007 Anniversary Top Ten recognition from British librarians for Storm, the Seeing Stone was also bronze runner up for the Smarties Prize in ages category 9–11 years and it made the 2000 Whitbread Awards shortlist. Gattys Tale was one of seven books on the 2008 Carnegie shortlistKevin Crossley-Holland – Crossley-Holland at Vienna International School in 2012
13. Mark Elder – Sir Mark Philip Elder, CBE is a British conductor. He is the director of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester. Elder was born in Hexham, Northumberland, the son of a dentist and he played the bassoon when in primary school, and at Bryanston School, Dorset, where he was one of the foremost musicians of his generation. He attended Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he studied music and was a choral scholar and he later became a protégé of Sir Edward Downes and gained experience conducting Verdi operas in Australia, at the Sydney Opera House. Elder and his wife Mandy have a daughter, Katie, from 1979 to 1993, Elder was the music director of English National Opera. He was known as part of the Power House team that included general director Peter Jonas and artistic director David Pountney. Elder has also served as principal guest conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and he has also held positions as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. Elder was appointed director of the Hallé Orchestra in 1999. His first concert as music director was in October 2000 and he proposed several novel ideas for concerts. These have included the abandonment of traditional concert evening garb, Elder is generally regarded as having restored the orchestra to high musical standards, after a period where the continuing existence of the orchestra was in doubt. In 2004, he signed a contract to extend his tenure from 2005 to 2008, a 2005 report indicated that Elder would be with the orchestra at least until 2010. In May 2009, the announced the extension of Elders contract to 2015. In November 2013, the Hallé announced the extension of Elders contract through at least 2020. He has been President of the London Philharmonic Choir from 2014 to the present and he first conducted the Last Night of the Proms in 1987. In a reference to the fact that computers are now allowed in aircraft cabins, Elder said. it seems to me that next year we should all look forward to Concerto for Laptop. He also made a plea for children to be more opportunity to sing at school. Elder was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1989 Queens Birthday Honours and he won an Olivier Award in 1991 for his outstanding work at English National Opera. He received the 2006 conductor prize of the Royal Philharmonic Society, Elder received a knighthood in the Queens Birthday Honours of June 2008Mark Elder – Mark Elder in 2011
14. John Elkington (business author) – He is described as a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development. He is also co-founder of SustainAbility and of Environmental Data Services. John Elkington was described by Business Week in 2004 as a dean of the corporate responsibility movement for three decades. ”But his first involvement in the dates back to 1961 when, aged 11. His personal website and blog can be found here, somewhat to his own surprise, he turned out to be a serial entrepreneur. In 1978, he co-founded Environmental Data Services with David Layton, in 1983, he launched John Elkington Associates, later absorbed into SustainAbility. Then, in 2008, he co-founded Volans Ventures with Pamela Hartigan, Sam Lakha, Geoff Lye and he has coined a number of terms over the years, including environmental excellence, green growth and green consumer. In 1994, he originated the term Triple Bottom Line and in 1995 the popularisation, People and he has won awards from, among others, the United Nations, Fast Company, the American Society for Quality, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Skoll Foundation. He is a professor at Cranfield University School of Management, Imperial college. In 2014, he was awarded a doctorate by the University of Essex. He is a member of over 20 boards and advisory boards, books For background on what follows, see here. There follows a listing of selected books authored or co-authored by John Elkington, Over the past 30 years, John Elkington has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. Among Boards he currently serves on are those for the Biomimicry Institute and he is also a Senior Advisor to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and a Member of the WWF Council of Ambassadors 2015, Lifetime Achievement Award, Ethical Corporation, UK. 2014, Honorary Doctorate, University of Essex, UK,2014, International Recyclápolis/El Mercurio Award, Chile. 2011, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship, USA/Italy,2010, American Society for Quality, Spencer Hutchens, Jr. Medal for champions of quality and social responsibility, USA. 2008 Fast Company Social Capitalist Award, USA,2006, 3-year Skoll Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship award, USA. 1989, UN Global 500 Roll of Honour for outstanding environmental achievements,1981, Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship, UK. BA in Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Essex,1970, in Urban & Regional Planning, University College London,1974. Two Views of the Global Compact, BusinessWeek Twenty Years After, JohnElkington. com Elkingtons personal website and blog Volans website SustainAbility websiteJohn Elkington (business author) – John Elkington
15. Ben Fogle – Benjamin Ben Myer Fogle, FRGS is an English author, broadcaster and writer, best known for his presenting roles with Channel 5, BBC and ITV. Fogle is the son of English actress Julia Foster and Canadian expatriate veterinarian Bruce Fogle, Fogle became a Midshipman in the Royal Naval Reserve, serving as an URNU officer on HMS Blazer. The social experiment aimed to create a fully self-sufficient community within a year, Fogle is a television presenter working for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Sky, Discovery and National Geographic. Fogle made a film about the facial deforming disease Noma for a BBC Two documentary Make Me A New Face which followed the work of the charity Facing Africa and he marked the centenary of Captain Scotts expedition to the South Pole with The Secrets of Scotts Hut. Fogle is popular on the motivational and corporate speaking circuit and his new series, Swimming with Crocodiles will air on BBC Two and Storm City in 3D in Sky One and National Geographic. Fogle has become a correspondent for NBC News in the United States. Fogle appeared on the programme Countryfile with John Craven from 2001 to 2008 and he rejoined the programme in 2014. Since 2013, Fogle has presented two series of Harbour Lives, a series on ITV. In 2014, Fogle joined the team on ITV series Countrywise with Liz Bonnin and Paul Heiney. In 2013, Fogle presented a new show for Channel 5 called Ben Fogle, New Lives in the Wild, additionally, Fogle took over as the host of Animal Clinic on Channel 5, replacing Rolf Harris. Fogle was the first to cross the line in the division of the 2005–2006 Atlantic Rowing Race in Spirit of EDF Energy. While competing in the 3, 000-mile race, the pair had their boat fully capsized by huge waves and they made landfall in Antigua at 07.13 GMT on 19 January 2006, a crossing time of 49 days,19 hours,8 minutes. After penalties, they were placed second in the pairs and fourth overall, in 2007, the BBC series that followed the pair, Through Hell and High Water, won a Royal Television Society award. Fogle has completed the Bupa Great North Run in 1 hour 33 minutes, the London Marathon, Fogle teamed up with Cracknell once again, together with Ed Coats, a Bristol-based doctor, as Team QinetiQ to take part in the inaugural Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race. Six teams set out to race across the Antarctic Plateau to commemorate the historic race of 1911 between Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott, Fogle suffered hypothermia and frostbite to his nose and the team experienced temperatures as low as −40 °C. The race was filmed by the BBC for the series On Thin Ice and was aired in Summer 2009, five episodes of On Thin Ice were broadcast on BBC Two Sunday evenings receiving a peak record of 3.7 million viewers. Macmillan published an account of their journey, Race to The Pole, in October 2009, Fogle and Cracknell cycled a rickshaw 423 miles from Edinburgh to London non-stop. They took 60 hours to reach the capital, raising money for SSAFA, the event was filmed as part of The Pride of Britain AwardsBen Fogle – Fogle in Ecuador (2014)
16. Freddie Fox (actor) – Frederick Samson Robert Morice Freddie Fox is an English actor. In 2016 he won third prize at the Ian Charleson Awards, for his 2015 performance as Romeo in Romeo, Fox took over the role on 26 July and performed it till the end of the plays run on 13 August 2016. Fox was born in Hammersmith, London, England and he is the son of the actor Edward Fox and his second wife, the actress Joanna David. His elder sister is the actress Emilia Fox and he then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, from which he graduated in 2010. He also expressed that bisexuality is often misunderstood, and that people can have meaningful relationships no matter what sex they are, Freddie Fox at the Internet Movie DatabaseFreddie Fox (actor) – Fox at the 2015 British Academy Television Awards, May 2015
17. Lucian Freud – Lucian Michael Freud was a British painter and draftsman, specialising in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of a Jewish architect and his family moved to Britain in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. From 1942-43 he attended Goldsmiths College, London and he enlisted in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. His early career as a painter was influenced by surrealism, but by the early 1950s his often stark, Freud was an intensely private and guarded man, and his paintings, completed over a 60-year career, are mostly of friends and family. They are generally sombre and thickly impastoed, often set in unsettling interiors, the works are noted for their psychological penetration and often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model. Freud worked from life studies, and was known for asking for extended, born in Berlin, Freud was the son of a German Jewish mother, Lucie, and an Austrian Jewish father, Ernst L. Freud, an architect. He was a grandson of Sigmund Freud, and elder brother of the broadcaster, writer and politician Clement Freud, the family emigrated to St Johns Wood, London, in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. Lucian became a British subject in 1939, having attended Dartington Hall School in Totnes, Devon and he also attended Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London, in 1942–43. He served as a merchant seaman in an Atlantic convoy in 1941 before being invalided out of service in 1942, in 1943, the poet and editor Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu commissioned the young artist to illustrate a book of poems by Nicholas Moore entitled The Glass Tower. It was published the year by Editions Poetry London and comprised, among other drawings, a stuffed zebra. Both subjects reappeared in The Painters Room on display at Freuds first solo exhibition in 1944 at the Lefevre Gallery, in the summer of 1946, he travelled to Paris before continuing to Greece for several months to visit John Craxton. In the early fifties he was a frequent visitor to Dublin where he would share Patrick Swifts studio, in late 1952, Freud and Lady Caroline Blackwood eloped to Paris where they married in 1953. He remained a Londoner for the rest of his life, Freud was part of a group of figurative artists later named The School of London. This was more a collection of individual artists who knew each other, some intimately. The group was led by such as Francis Bacon and Freud. He was a tutor at the Slade School of Fine Art of University College London from 1949 to 1954. Freuds early paintings, which are very small, are often associated with German Expressionism and Surrealism in depicting people, plants. These were painted with tiny sable brushes and evoke Early Netherlandish painting and he would often clean his brush after each stroke when painting flesh, so that the colour remained constantly variableLucian Freud – Lucian Freud
18. John Eliot Gardiner – Sir John Eliot Gardiner, CBE is an English conductor. Born in Fontmell Magna, Dorset, Gardiners early musical experience came largely through singing with his family, a self-taught musician who also played the violin, he began to study conducting at the age of 15. He was educated at Bryanston School, then studied history, Arabic, while an undergraduate at Cambridge he launched his career as a conductor with a performance of Vespro della Beata Vergine by Monteverdi, in Kings College Chapel on 5 March 1964. This either featured or led to the foundation of the Monteverdi Choir, whilst at Cambridge, he conducted the Oxford and Cambridge Singers on a concert tour of the Middle East. In 1968 he founded the Monteverdi Orchestra, upon changing from modern instruments to period instruments in 1977, the orchestra changed its name to the English Baroque Soloists in 1978. In 1969 Gardiner made his debut with a performance of Mozarts The Magic Flute at the English National Opera. Four years later, in 1973, he made his first appearance at the Covent Garden conducting Glucks Iphigénie en Tauride, the English Baroque Soloists made their opera debut with him in the 1977 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, performing Handels Acis and Galatea on period instruments. His American debut came in 1979 when he conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and he then became the lead conductor of Canadas CBC Vancouver Orchestra from 1980 to 1983. After his period with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Gardiner went to France, from 1983 to 1988 he was Music Director of the Opéra National de Lyon. During his period with the Opéra he founded a new orchestra. During his time with the Opéra National de Lyon Gardiner was also Artistic Director of the Göttingen Handel Festival, in 1989 the Monteverdi Choir had its 25th anniversary, touring the world giving performances of Handels oratorio Israel in Egypt and Bachs Magnificat among other works. In 1990, Gardiner formed a new period-instrument orchestra, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, from 1991 until 1995 he was principal conductor of the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra. Beginning in Bremen, Germany the tour ended with a performance in Westminster Cathedral. In 2000, Gardiner set out on his Bach Cantata Pilgrimage, performing, over a 52-week period, all of Bachs sacred cantatas in churches around Europe and the United States. In late 2004, Gardiner toured France and Spain with the Monteverdi Choir performing pieces from the Codex Calixtinus in cathedrals and he founded the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. With the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique Gardiner has performed a range of Classical and Romantic music, including many works of Berlioz. A recording of the symphony of the latter was used in a dramatisation by the BBC of Beethovens writing of that symphony. In late 2012, citing health concerns, he cancelled his planned December 2013 tour of Australia with the Monteverdi Choir, in 2013, Gardiner published the book Bach, Music in the Castle of HeavenJohn Eliot Gardiner – Gardiner in rehearsal, 2007
19. Gala Gordon – Gala Gordon is an English actress and model. Gala Gordon was born in Bryanston and her mother, Patricia MacTaggart, is a London-based interior designer and her father, Xavier Botana, is an Argentinian artist who lives in Buenos Aires. Gala, named after Salvador Dalí’s wife, chose her mother’s maiden name as her surname, in 2013 she filmed her first feature film Kids in Love about a group of modern bohemian friends. The main cast also includes Cara Delevingne and Alma Jodorowsky, Gordon is represented by NEXT Model Management. She appeared in magazines such as British Vogue, LOVE, Lula. In 2014 Gordon featured in Roberto Cavalli Class line campaign fall Winter 2014/15, shes the face of Bella Freuds fragrance 1970, launched in 2014. She has known Cara Delevingne since they were 13 years old, Gala Gordon at the Internet Movie Database Gala Gordon profile at the Guildhall SchoolGala Gordon – Gala Gordon
20. Haya bint Hussein – Princess Haya bint al Hussein is the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and his third wife, Queen Alia, and the half-sister of King Abdullah. Princess Haya is the wife of the United Arab Emirates prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In addition she engages in a variety of charitable activities, the babys birth coincided with the United Arab Emirates 36th celebration of its National Day, on 2 December. On 7 January 2012, she gave birth to her second child and they are also known as Their Royal Highness in Jordan. Princess Haya began horse riding internationally when she was 13, in 1992 she took the bronze medal in individual Jumping at the seventh Pan Arab Games in Damascus, Syria. and in 1993 was named Jordan’s athlete of the year. Princess Haya was the first woman to represent her native Jordan in international equestrian sport, on 7 June 2008, New Approach, a three-year-old colt owned by Princess Haya, trained in Ireland by Jim Bolger and ridden by Kevin Manning, won the Derby Stakes. On 25 October 2008, her three-year-old colt, Ravens Pass, after being named the European champion 2-year-old in 2007 and winning the 2008 Epsom Derby, New Approach was retired at the end of the 2008 racing season. In 2009, due to her contribution to the equine world, Princess Haya serves as president of the International Jordanian Athletes Cultural Association, which she founded to provide athletes with needed national incentive and support. Princess Haya participated in the 2002 FEI World Equestrian Games at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain and she was elected president of the International Equestrian Federation in 2006 for an initial four-year term in the FEIs first contested presidential race. She made history a second time in 2010, becoming the first sitting FEI president to be challenged in a re-election bid and she succeeded, however, in winning a second and final four-year term, receiving 75 percent of the vote to soundly defeat her two European rivals. Nonetheless, during the FEIs campaign to eliminate doping and horse abuse in sport, Princess Hayas husband. Princess Haya ceded presidential powers to a colleague for the FEI disciplinary processes on the matter. She later complained that the issue would be used to injure and damage the reputations of myself, tkiyet Um Ali is intended to expand to reach all Jordanian families with insufficient income to meet basic food needs. In addition, a parallel jobs creation program to help TUA beneficiaries become more self-sufficient was announced—Dar Abu Abdullah, Princess Haya chairs Dubais International Humanitarian City which is the worlds largest operational center for the delivery of aid, both in emergencies and for long-term development. The IHC has also hosted UN and NGO staff evacuated during emergencies, Princess Haya was an ambassador for the World Food Programme 2005-2007, and then appointed a UN Messenger of Peace in July 2007 by Secretary-General Ban-Ky Moon. In August 2012, she supported the 2012 United Nations World Humanitarian Day in Dubai, under Her patronage, Dubai hosted the Global Meeting of the World Food Programme for 2012 and is increasingly a center for United Nations and regional meetings on development and humanitarian aid. She is a member of the Honorary Board of the International Paralympic CommitteeHaya bint Hussein – Princess Haya (right) congratulating FEI 2012 award winner Courtney King-Dye
21. Howard Hodgkin – Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin CH CBE was a British painter and printmaker. His work is most often associated with abstraction, during the Second World War, Eliot Hodgkin was an RAF officer, rising to Wing Commander, and was assistant to Sefton Delmer in running his black propaganda campaign against Nazi Germany. His maternal grandfather Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart was a journalist, lawyer, MP and Lord Chief Justice, on returning, he was educated at Eton College and then at Bryanston School in Dorset. He had decided on a career in art in early childhood and he studied at the Camberwell Art School and later at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, where Edward Piper studied drawing under him. Hodgkins first solo show was in London in 1962, in 1984, Hodgkin represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, in 1985 he won the Turner Prize, and in 1992 he was knighted. In 1995, Hodgkin printed the Venetian Views series, which depict the view of Venice at four different times of day. Venice, Afternoon – one of the four prints – uses 16 sheets, or fragments, in a hugely complex printing process creates a colourful. This piece was given to the Yale Centre of British Art in June 2006 by its Israeli family owners in order to complement the museums collection of Hodgkins. A major exhibition of his work was mounted at Tate Britain, London, also in 2006, The Independent declared him one of the 100 most influential gay people in Britain, as his work has helped many people express their emotions to others. Before his death on 9 March 2017 he was working on two UK exhibitions, one at The Hepworth Wakefield, and another at The National Portrait Gallery and his prints were hand-painted etchings and he worked with the master printer Jack Shirreff at 107 Workshop. Hodgkin was awarded the CBE in 1977, and he was knighted in 1992 and he received an honorary fellowship from the London Institute in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded an honorary DLitt by the University of Oxford and he was made a Companion of Honour in the 2003 New Year Honours for his services to art. In 1955, Hodgkin married Julia Lane, by whom he had two children, Hodgkin knew he was gay, even when he married, and later left his wife. In 2009, The Independent reported that he had been with his partner and they lived in a four-storey Georgian house in Bloomsbury, near the British Museum. On 9 March 2017, Hodgkin died at the age of 84 in a hospital in London, tributes to him were made by several figures in British art, including Tate director Nicholas Serota. Michael Auping, John Elderfield, Susan Sontag, Marla Price, official website Artchive information Artcyclopedia information An audio interview with Hodgkin by Edward Lucie Smith Exhibition at Tate Britain, London,14 June –10 September 2006Howard Hodgkin – 'Dinner at Smith Square', 1975-1979. Oil painting on board and wood support.
22. Richard Horden – Richard Horden, is a British architect based in London. Following an early career with Norman Foster, where he worked for ten years, he established his own practice Richard Horden Associates in 1985, Richard Horden is the pioneer of small-scale structures constructed with the most advanced materials and techniques available. Horden was educated at Bryanston School in Dorset and trained at The Architectural Association in London, Horden worked at Foster and Partners from 1975 with the architect Sir Norman Foster for 10 years, where he worked on the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Stansted Airport projects. He started his own firm Richard Horden Associates in 1985, Horden is Professor in Architecture and Product Design at Technische Universität München. Fusing high-tech engineering with industrial-design methods, he and his students in Munich have created an innovative range of revolutionary buildings in a broad variety of settings. The SkiHaus serves as an alpine hut or a ‘hard tent’. The lightweight, all-aluminium structure weighs only 315 kg and is designed to be lifted into position by helicopter and it is well-insulated using lightweight aviation materials and has a self-sufficient energy system powered by solar and wind generators. Since 1992 the SkiHaus has been tested by the team together with mountain guides and it will be used further by the local mountain guide centres for ski touring, climbing, guide training, ski races and medical positions. Besides its rescue and safety functions, the SkiHaus is a vehicle with which to explore the third dimension. It has been situated on the Swiss-Italian ridge close to the ‘Kleines Matterhorn” since May 2004 and is used as shelter. Queens Stand, Epsom Downs Racecourse The Yacht House The Yacht House is so called as it is built with aluminium, the owner worked for a local yacht component supplier. The winner of a BBC2 Television Innovation Award in 1994 and exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, the building structure is arranged in a taught discipline of columns on a 3. 7m grid. The house is a square on plan made up of 5 x 5 bays giving a footprint of 342 sqm. The entrance is located on the axis and central bay, roof and cladding modules can be moved to rearrange the plan and to add to as required by the owner. After the concrete slab was laid by a local builder the light aluminium and stainless steel frame was assembled on site by the owner, everyday life in microgravity is turned upside down. The seat restraint component of this Astronaut Workstation was tested in microgravity on the International Space Station in 2007 -2010, the human body itself follows completely different static and motion schemes than those of a 1g environment. Every item used must be prevented from floating away, minimal mass and multi-functionality are not aesthetic guidelines but a simple necessity. The microgravity projects, conducted since 1998 in collaboration with the department for astronautics, individual groups proposed solutions for standardized sanitary, sleeping and living racks within the habitation moduleRichard Horden – Ski Haus at RIBA, London
23. Max Irons – Maximilian Paul Diarmuid Max Irons is an English-Irish actor and model. He is known for his roles in Red Riding Hood, The White Queen, The Host, Irons was born in Camden, London, the son of English actor Jeremy Irons and Irish actress Sinéad Cusack. He is a grandson of actors Cyril Cusack and Maureen Cusack and his brother is photographer Samuel Irons. Irons attended the Dragon School in Oxford, Oxfordshire, then Bryanston School in Dorset, Irons suffered from dyslexia through his school years and his father discouraged him from going into an acting career. While first starting off in acting, Irons worked as a barman, in 2011, Irons played Henry in Catherine Hardwickes Red Riding Hood. He was chosen to play Jared Howe in the 2013 film adaptation of The Host, in the 2013 television series The White Queen, Irons took the lead role of Edward IV of England. The series, based on Philippa Gregorys bestselling historical novel series The Cousins War, was broadcast weekly on BBC One, Irons appeared in 2014 film The Riot Club, the film adaptation of Posh. In 2016, he starred in the ITV miniseries Tutankhamun as Howard Carter, Irons has modelled for companies including Burberry and Mango. As of 2012, he was on a contract for Macys I. N. C. Collection for Fall/Winter 2012 as reported on 15 August 2012 by The Huffington Post, in 2015, he was named one of GQs 50 best-dressed British men. Max Irons at AllMovie Max Irons at the Internet Movie DatabaseMax Irons – Irons at Toronto International Film Festival 2014
24. Rachel Johnson – Rachel Sabiha Johnson is a British editor, journalist, television presenter, and author based in London. Johnson is the daughter of former Conservative MEP Stanley Johnson and artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl, during the First World War, her grandfather and great-aunt were recognised as British subjects and took their grandmothers maiden name of Johnson. On her mothers side she is a granddaughter of Sir James Fawcett, in 1984 she went up to New College, Oxford to read Classics, there she edited the student paper Isis and graduated with a 2,1. In 1989 she joined the staff of the Financial Times, becoming the first female graduate trainee at the paper and she spent a year on secondment to the Foreign Office Policy Planning Staff in 1992-93. She moved to the BBC in 1994, but left to move to Washington D. C. as a columnist and freelancer in 1997. She has written columns for The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Telegraph. She is an editor of The Spectator and until 2009 was a weekly columnist on The Sunday Times. She now writes a column in The Mail on Sunday. In April 2014 she was a judge in the BBC Womans Hour power list 2014 and she sits on the boards of Bright Blue, the modernizing Tory think-tank, and Intelligence Squared, the international debate forum. In September 2009 Johnson became the editor of The Lady. Her first few months were the subject of a Channel 4 documentary entitled The Lady and the Revamp and she was replaced as editor by Matt Warren in January 2012. In March 2013 she presented a documentary for BBC Four entitled How to Be a Lady. In March 2014 she appeared in Famous, Rich and Hungry on BBC1 and she is a panellist on Sky News weekly debate show, The Pledge. As a novelist, her works include Notting Hell, a novel about living in the Notting Hill area of London, Shire Hell, and The Mummy Diaries. She also commissioned and edited The Oxford Myth while still an undergraduate at Oxford and she is also the author of A Diary of The Lady, My First Year as Editor and A Diary of The Lady, My first Year and a Half. A new novel, Winter Games, was published in 2012 and her final novel in the Notting Hell trilogy, Fresh Hell, was published in 2015. She was a judge of the Womens Prize for Fiction 2013, johnsons Shire Hell won the 2008 Bad Sex in Fiction Prize, which she characterised as an absolute honour. Her short story Severely Gifted appeared in The Sunday Times on 21 December 2008, personal website Mummy Diaries Authors On Tour Live Podcast Johnson discusses her novel Notting Hell How To Be A Lady, An Elegant History with Rachel JohnsonRachel Johnson – Rachel Johnson
25. John Justin – John Justin was a British stage and film actor. John Justinian de Ledesma was born in London, England, the son of a well-off Argentine rancher, though he grew up on his fathers ranch, he was educated at Bryanston School in Bryanston, Dorset. He developed an interest in flying and became a pilot at the age of 12. The acting bug bit him early, by the age of 16, he had joined the Plymouth Repertory. In 1937, he trained with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1938, he auditioned for and won the role for which he is perhaps best remembered, Ahmad in the 1940 version of The Thief of Bagdad, the Second World War broke out during the films production. After completing the picture, Justin joined the Royal Air Force, serving as a test pilot, legendary silent film star Bessie Love also appeared in the cast. With the wars end, Justin returned to acting and he made more films, such as David Leans The Sound Barrier, Island in the Sun and Lisztomania, but his strong preference was for the stage. He became a member of the Old Vic company in 1959 and he made his Broadway debut in 1960 in the play Little Moon of Alban. In 1979, he played the lover in the BBCs dramatisation of Le Fanus Strange Incident in the Life of Schalcken the Painter. In 1968, he played Thorin Oakenshield in the BBC Radio adaptation of The Hobbit, Justin was married three times, first to dancer and choreographer Pola Nirenska. His second marriage, to actress Barbara Murray, lasted from 1952 to 1964, from 1970 to his death in 2002, he was married to Alison McMurdo. Geoffrey Heath Seagulls Over Sorrento - Lt. Roger Wharton The Teckman Mystery - Philip Chance The Man Who Loved Redheads - Mark St. Neots, Lord Binfield Untamed - Shawn Kildare GuiltyJohn Justin – pictured in 1940
26. Jasper Morrison – Jasper Morrison is an English product and furniture designer. Morrison was born in London, England and he was educated at Bryanston School. He received a Bachelor of Design degree from Kingston Polytechnic Design School in 1982 and he also studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, formerly the Hochschule für Bildende Künste. In March 2007, he was awarded a doctorate in design from Kingston University. Jasper Morrison Ltd Information from the Design Museum Interview SCP Furniture informationJasper Morrison – TW 2000 designed by Jasper Morrison and Herbert Lindinger.
27. Henry Pyrgos – Henry Benjamin Pyrgos is a Scottish International rugby union player. His regular playing position is scrum-half and he plays for Glasgow Warriors in the PRO12. He has also represented both Scotland A and Scotland Under 20, on 24 October 2012 he was named in the full Scottish national team for the 2012 end-of-year rugby union tests. His first cap appearance on 11 November was against New Zealand at Murrayfield when he made an appearance for the last five minutes. His second cap appearance on 17 November was against South Africa at Murrayfield when he scored his first international try and his third cap appearance was against Tonga on 24 November where he made the starting line up. This game was played in Pittodrie in Aberdeen and they lost 15–21Henry Pyrgos – Henry Pyrgos
28. Frederick Sanger – In 1958, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin. In 1980, Walter Gilbert and Sanger shared half of the prize for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids. The other half was awarded to Paul Berg for his studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids. Frederick Sanger was born on 13 August 1918 in Rendcomb, a village in Gloucestershire, England, the second son of Frederick Sanger, a general practitioner. He was one of three children and his brother, Theodore, was only a year older, while his sister May was five years younger. His father had worked as an Anglican medical missionary in China and he was 40 in 1916 when he married Cicely who was four years younger. Sangers father converted to Quakerism soon after his two sons were born and brought up the children as Quakers, Sangers mother was the daughter of a wealthy cotton manufacturer and had a Quaker background, but was not a Quaker. When Sanger was around five years old the family moved to the village of Tanworth-in-Arden in Warwickshire. The family was wealthy and employed a governess to teach the children. In 1927, at the age of nine, he was sent to the Downs School and his brother Theo was a year ahead of him at the same school. In 1932, at the age of 14, he was sent to the recently established Bryanston School in Dorset and this used the Dalton system and had a more liberal regime which Sanger much preferred. At the school he liked his teachers and particularly enjoyed scientific subjects, working with Ordish made a refreshing change from sitting and studying books and awakened Sangers desire to pursue a scientific career. In 1936 Sanger went to St Johns College, Cambridge to study natural sciences and his father had attended the same college. For Part I of his Tripos he took courses in physics, chemistry, biochemistry and mathematics, many of the other students had studied more mathematics at school. In his second year he replaced physics with physiology and he took three years to obtain his Part I. For his Part II he studied biochemistry and obtained a 1st Class Honours and it was a relatively new department founded by Gowland Hopkins with enthusiastic lecturers who included Malcolm Dixon, Joseph Needham and Ernest Baldwin. Both his parents died from cancer during his first two years at Cambridge and his father was 60 and his mother was 58. As an undergraduate Sangers beliefs were influenced by his Quaker upbringingFrederick Sanger – Frederick Sanger
29. Clive Seale – Clive Seale is a British sociologist. He is Professor of Sociology at Brunel University, until 2012, he was Professor of Medical Sociology in the Institute of Health Sciences Education at Queen Mary, University of London, England. Seale was educated at Bryanston School in Dorset and he then studied for BEd, MSc, and PhD degrees at the University of Southampton, Royal Holloway, University of London and from the UK Council for National Academic Awards. He has been a professor at Goldsmiths College in east London, Queen Mary, University of London, Seale does research into communication in health care settings, end-of-life care, mass media and health, and social research methods. He is Managing Editor of the journal Sociology of Health and Illness, clive Seales research has investigated the prevalence of euthanasia and assisted suicide in the UK. Although some members of the public were surprised at the number of accelerated deaths and cases of continuous deep sedation in the UK and he has found that UK doctors are more likely to have an open discussion about decisions which may hasten patients death than in other countries. His research into attitudes towards euthanasia has found doctors to be less in favour of legalising euthanasia or forms of assisted dying than the general public, clive Seale has authored many research papers and books. Constructing Death, The Sociology of Dying and Bereavement, Health and Disease, A Reader, 3rd edition. Researching Society and Culture, Sage Publications, gobo, G. Gubrium, J. and Silverman, DClive Seale – Sociology
30. Safia Shah – Safia Nafisa Shah, now Safia Thomas, is a British writer, editor, television news producer and member of the Afghan-Indian Shah family. She and her husband Ian also founded and ran a respected traditional delicatessen A, Gold in London, specializing in entirely British fare, painstakingly renovating the historic building in the process. They ran this business for years before moving to live close to Casablanca in Morocco. Her mother is of Indian Parsi ethnicity, educated at Bryanston School in Dorset, England, Shah went on to study at the Sorbonne and University of Grenoble in France. She is also a writer and has edited for the Institute of Health Sciences. Safia Shahs sister, Saira Shah, worked with Safias future husband, Ian Thomas, Safia Shah and Ian Thomas have both worked for the American news agency, Associated Press Television, as journalists and producers. Safia Shah and her husband Ian Thomas left the world of journalism in April 2000 to found and run the traditional delicatessen. Gold selling traditional British fare, in Brushfield Street, opposite Spitalfields Market, not far from Brick Lane, famous for its curries, in London E1. Selling the likes of Banbury cakes, Campbells Perfect Tea and elderflower wine, the business has received local, specialist and national press coverage. The area is infamous for Jack the Rippers serial murders, and her 1880s shop sign is still emblazoned across the frontage and Safia and Ian Thomas have kept the name and painstakingly restored the historic building. Gold is handsome and old-fashioned looking, while keeping the modern efficiencies of a deli, a. Gold, which is described as the village shop in the heart of London, has a lengthy feature in The Good Old Days section of Jane Paytons book, Fabulous Food Shops. The shop was among The Independents 50 Best Food Shops with Lulu Grimes, food director of olive magazine and Good Food magazine recommending its sausages, cheeses, sweets and Somerset brandy. Later leaving London, Safia Shah, her husband Ian Thomas, Shah currently divides her time between Morocco and England, where she and her family live on a Dutch grain barge in Surrey. Safia Shahs most notable work is Afghan Caravan, a miscellany which was collected by Idries Shah, in his Introduction to the book, Idries Shah writes, Shahs latest work, Carnaby Streets Great Uninvited, a childrens book, was released on 23 October 2013. It is a picture book and was illustrated by Mark Reeve. The book features what Shah calls endangered words, or words used to be commonly used in the English language. Along with the Carnaby Street book, Shah created a series of ebooks that focus on numerous endangered words and these books include, As Clear As Mud Volumes 1 and 2, The Brabblers Guide to Idioms, and A is For Anonymuncle, The Brabblers Endangered ABC. The storytelling is adequate throughout, but the real triumph comes right at the end and it describes the main characters reflections on her mothers passing, as well as on incidental memories from the pastSafia Shah – Safia Shah
31. Saira Shah – Saira Shah is an author, reporter and documentary filmmaker. She produces, writes and narrates current affairs films, Shah was born in London and raised in Kent, England. She was educated at Bryanston School and read Arabic and Persian at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and her father was Idries Shah, an Afghan writer of books on Sufism. Part of his family was originally from Paghman, Afghanistan and her mother is half-Parsee and half-English. The author Tahir Shah is her brother and she also has a sister, Tahirs twin and her first trip to Afghanistan was when she was 21 years old. She worked for 3 years in Peshawar as a reporter covering the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and she has also worked as a journalist for Channel 4 News, which she left in 2001. She married and divorced a Swiss reporter, whom she met in Peshawar, Shah also appeared on the television programme Breakfast with Frost on 10 August 2003. Shah currently lives between London and rural France with her partner, journalist and photographer Scott Goodfellow, and their daughter Ailsa and their daughter, who has cerebral palsy, was the inspiration for Shahs semi-autobiographical debut novel, The Mouse-Proof Kitchen. Afghaniyat is alive and well in Afghanistan and she began to smile at us – living with my profoundly disabled child. Having a disabled daughter nearly cost me the man I love, SAIRA SHAH, sunday Book Review, French Lessons, Saira Shahs Mouse-Proof KitchenSaira Shah – 1st generation
32. Tahir Shah – Tahir Shah is a British author, journalist and documentary maker of Afghan-Indian descent. Shah was born into a family of saadat who had their home at Paghman. His mother is of Indian Parsi ethnicity and his father was the Sufi teacher and writer Idries Shah and his elder sister is the documentary filmmaker Saira Shah. He also has a sister, author Safia Nafisa Shah. Tahir Shah was born and brought up in Britain and his father believed strongly in lifelong learning, which influenced his literature. Tahir Shah was educated at Bryanston School, Dorset, England and at universities in London, Nairobi, the Caliphs House charts the highs and lows of their integration into their new life. Tahir Shah is an author of books, documentaries, book introductions, peer reviewed academic articles. The vast majority of Shahs books can be considered travel literature, Shahs first published book was Cultural Research, written for the London-based Institute for Cultural Research. One of his notable works is Trail of Feathers, an account of his trip through Peru, Machu Picchu. Another book, In Search of King Solomons Mines, searching for undiscovered mines known only in folklore, other books like in Arabian Nights and Travels with Myself are mostly about the authors journeys through exotic locations. His first traditional travelogue was in 1995 with Beyond the Devils Teeth, covering a trip through Africa, India, Shah has written book reviews for The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Spectator. As well as writing and film making, Shah writes screen material and co-wrote Journey to Mecca, an IMAX film charting the first journey made by Ibn Battuta to Mecca for the Hajj, in 1325. In addition, he reviews for a selection of media on both sides of the Atlantic, and writes pieces for the radio, such as The Journey. He continues to write journalistic pieces, especially aimed at drawing attention to causes he believes deserve public attention, Shah regards family friend Doris Lessing as a key influence, as well as his aunt Amina Shah—both now in their nineties. In addition, Shah maintains an association with a number of travel writers and novelists, including Robert Twigger, Tarquin Hall, Jason Webster, Rory Maclean, Jason Elliot. He had a friendship with Wilfred Thesiger, whom he considered a mentor. Shahs father Idries Shah and English poet Robert Graves were close friends and confidants, the highlights were later published in a book called Dear Robert, Dear Spike. Hes the nearest to Mahomet in a line, of any Arab baby in existenceTahir Shah – Tahir Shah
33. Amy Studt – Amy Jane Studt is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Growing up in a family she recorded her first demo, A New Day Breaks by age 14. Studt released her first single Just a Little Girl in July 2002 and it was followed almost a year later by Misfit, which came to be her highest charting single. The same month her debut album False Smiles appeared, late 2003 and early 2004 two more singles were released, Under the Thumb and All I Wanna Do respectively, but only to diminishing sales. That caused Polydor to drop Studt in February 2004, from then until the end of 2006, Studt stayed out of the public eye. But in 2007 it was announced that she was working on a new album, some of her new material was published on MySpace. On 3 December 2007, Furniture was released as a single. Studt was born in Hammersmith, London, growing up in Bournemouth, Dorset, she started learning piano, playing guitar and learning the oboe. Amy also studied a term at Vocaltech vocal school in London, working with friend, fello co-writer. From the age of 13, she attended Bryanston School, Dorset on a 50% music scholarship, by the time Studt was 14, she had written 42 songs. Her father, who works in studios, suggested she record some. She gave or sold the finished CD to various friends, in 2001 she was signed to Polydor Records aged fifteen and began to work on her debut album. Her debut entered the UK charts at No.14 but straight after the release she seemed to disappear off the scene, Just a Little Girl found its way onto playlists in New York City, Los Angeles and throughout the United States. In the United States, she is considered a one-hit wonder. Almost eleven months later, however, Studt returned to the UK music scene in June 2003 with her second single Misfit. Misfit received greater video and airplay than her debut, resulting in a position of No.6 in the UK chart. Alongside the chart success of Misfit was the release of Studts debut album False Smiles, september 2003 saw the release of the third cut from the album, Under the Thumb. The song became her second Top 10 and third Top 20 single,10, which also helped push the album to a peak of No.18Amy Studt – Amy Studt
34. Eliot Sumner – Eliot Paulina Sumner, also known as Coco, is an English musician. Her debut album, The Constant, was released under the band name I Blame Coco, while her work has been released under her birth name. She is the daughter of musician Sting and actress Trudie Styler, Sumner began writing songs at the age of 15. When she was 17, she signed a deal with Island Records. The album included elements of pop music, electronic music, ska, the first single, Caesar, featured Swedish pop singer Robyn. The next single, Self Machine, was released in July 2010, according to Christian Wåhlberg, Sumners manager, Åhlund had been keen to work with her because he saw the punk rocker in her. In 2014, Sumner said that her music would be released under the birth name, later that year, she released the EP Information, and in 2016 the full album Information appeared. Sumners contributions to other albums include vocals for the song End of the Road by Sway. She did a version of the Radiohead song Creep with Clint Mansell for the soundtrack to the movie Filth. She appeared briefly in the films Me Without You and Stardust and was credited as Coco Sumner, Sumner is the daughter of musician Sting and actress Trudie Styler. She was born in Pisa, Italy, grew up in Wiltshire, England and she grew up in Lake House, the family estate near Stonehenge. She has two brothers, Jake and Giacomo, a sister, Mickey, an older half-brother, Joe, and her family gave her the nickname Coco. Drawn to the outdoors, she spent much of her alone in the woods. She was given her first guitar when she was four or five, wrote her first song at thirteen, after recording and touring with I Blame Coco, she lived alone in a cottage in the Lake District of England, where she became interested in house music. For three years, she worked as a DJ in European dance clubs while keeping her identity hidden and her sense of smell was lost after a brain injury in 2009. In December 2015, when Sumner was asked if she identified with a particular gender and she said she had been dating Lucie Von Alten, an Austrian model, for two yearsEliot Sumner – Eliot Sumner 2015
35. Quinlan Terry – John Quinlan Terry CBE is a British architect. He was educated at Bryanston School and the Architectural Association and he was a pupil of architect Raymond Erith, with whom he formed the partnership Erith & Terry. Terry is a representative of New Classical Architecture. He continues to practice with his son Francis Terry at the joint Quinlan, the practice is based in Dedham, Essex and employs between 15 and 20 staff. A book by David Watkin entitled Radical Classicism, The Architecture of Quinlan Terry was published in 2006, during the three year construction period of the house Terry kept a diary published later in which he bemoans the modern world and stoically defends his conservative, reformed, evangelical faith. His design for the 1992 Maitland Robinson Library at Downing College, Cambridge won the Building of the Year Award in 1994, one of his best known works is Brentwood Cathedral in Essex. Terrys new work has a portico based on the portico of St Pauls cathedral designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Unusually, all five classical orders of architecture were used and Terry has said in lectures that he views classical architecture as an expression of the Divine order, terrys work there is more assertive than Eriths. In 1989, he designed a series of three new villas for the Crown Estate Commissioners in Outer Circle in Londons Regents Park, six villas were eventually built between 1989 and 2002. Also in the 90s he designed a Castle for the Barclay brothers in their island of Becqhou in the Channel Islands. His works in the US include the Abercrombie Residence and this classical mansion is based on Marble Hill House, Twickenham, UK. Complete with a piano nobile approached by a staircase, it has a pediment supported by Corinthian columns. The house is constructed of Kasota limestone, with Indiana limestone dressings, in 2003 Terry won the Best Modern Classical House 2003, awarded by the British Georgian Group for Ferne House in Wiltshire. In 2005 Terry won the 3rd Annual Driehaus Prize, the most prestigious award for outstanding classical and traditional architects and he holds the Philippe Rothier European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City of Archives dArchitecture Moderne. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to classical architecture. Terry has said that he working for American clients because. apart from the fact that have got the money no moral hangups against building a building in an outdated style. To Americans, morality is morality, architecture is architecture, ISBN 978-0-9572867-4-0 OCLC931005141 David Watkin The Practice of Classical Architecture, The Architecture of Quinlan and Francis Terry, 2005–2015. New York, Rizzoli,2015, ISBN 978-0-8478-4490-6, David Watkin Radical Classicism, The Architecture of Quinlan TerryQuinlan Terry – The 1992 Maitland Robinson Library at Downing College, designed by Terry.
36. Paul Thompson (rector) – Dr Paul Warwick Thompson FRSA is rector of the Royal College of Art in London, England. Paul Thompson was educated at Bryanston School, the University of Bristol, Thompson worked as a scriptwriter and researcher for the Design Council 1987–88. He then joined the Design Museum as Curator of Contemporary Design, during 2001–09, Thompson was Director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, USA. In 2009, he took up his current post at the Royal College of Art and he is a Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and on the Board of Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Wellcome Collection Programme Advisory Committee at the Wellcome Trust and he is an Adjunct Professor at Imperial Colleges Institute for Global Health Innovation and co-directs the Helix Centre with Professor Lord Ara Darzi. The Helix Centre is a research centre based in St Marys HospitalPaul Thompson (rector) – Dr Paul Thompson FRSA
37. Peter Ucko – Peter John Ucko FRAI FSA was an influential English archaeologist. He served as Director of the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, in 1996 he was controversially appointed director of the UCL Institute of Archaeology, overseeing largescale expansion to create the worlds largest archaeology department. Retiring in 2005, he continued developing connections between the UK and China until his death from diabetes, Peter Ucko was born in London on 27 July 1938 to German Jewish parents. His father was a professor of endocrinology who took a great interest in music, conducting orchestras and organising operas, while his mother was a child psychologist. He was sent to boarding school at Bryanston in Dorset, which he despised, studying for a year at North West London Polytechnic, he completed his A-levels and met a number of students from developing countries, developing his staunch anti-racist views. From 1956 to 1959, he studied for a degree in anthropology from University College London. Remaining at UCL, he proceeded to study for a PhD in the figurines of the ancient Near East. Having placed an emphasis on Ancient Egypt, he came to be seen as an Egyptologist. Ucko worked in the UCL Department of Anthropology for the next decade, when he left to take up work elsewhere he insisted that his position be taken up by an Indigenous individual. In 1981, he was appointed Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton in England, pioneering new teaching methods, from 1993 to 1996 he was appointed Dean of Arts at Southampton, allowing him greater space to institute reform. The decision caused controversy in the archaeological community and raised questions of academic freedom. In 1996 he was appointed Director of the UCL Institute of Archaeology in central London and his appointment to the former was not universally popular. Ucko immediately implemented changes to the manner in which undergraduate courses were taught and he also emphasised the importance of the artefact collections owned by UCL and IoA, believing that they had great potential as teaching aids and for public outreach. Ucko retired from the position of director in 2005, at time the UCL-IoA had become the worlds largest archaeology department. Following his retirement, Ucko focused his attention on continuing dialogue between communities in the UK and PRC. A festschrift titled A Future for Archaeology, edited by Robert Layton, Stephen Shennan, Ucko suffered from chronic diabetes, an ailment that caused his death on 14 June 2007. His obituary for The Telegraph described Ucko as a combative, nervy man who had a tendency to become aggressive under pressure and it furthermore noted that he was genial and unpretentious in the company of others, who often developed strong affection for him. Shennan opined that Ucko was a charismatic and dedicated figure who led by example, remarking that his actions inspired many archaeologists, Shennan also considered him to have been extremely generous, exhibiting a massive fund of human warmthPeter Ucko – Ucko in his later years
38. Richard Varvill – Richard Antony Varvill is a British engineer, and the Chief Designer at Reaction Engines Limited. He was born in Hammersmith in west London and he is the son of Mark Varvill, a naval architect, and Elizabeth Agar, and has a younger sister. His great-great-great-great grandfather on his mothers side is Hucks Gibbs, 1st Baron Aldenham and he was educated at Belmont Preparatory School at Holmbury St Mary in the Surrey Hills AONB, then Bryanston School in Dorset. He read Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol, where he did an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce. Reaction Engines offer a prize at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Bristol. He started his career with Rolls Royce Military Engine Division, in the Advanced Projects division and he worked on preliminary ideas for what could have become the RB545 air-breathing rocket engine for HOTOL. He co-founded Reaction Engines in 1989, at Reaction Engines, he is working on the successor to the RB545, SABRE. On 22 May 2014 he appeared in an edition of Horizon and he first married Julie OBrien in December 1998. He later married Marianne Suhr, having two sons and he lives in the Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire. Richard Varvill at the Internet Movie Database 2009 interview The Three Rocketeers on BBC Four in September 2012 C-FlyRichard Varvill – The SABRE rocket engine
39. Julian Vereker – Julian Charles Prendergast Vereker, MBE was an English self-taught designer of hi-fi audio equipment, and founder of Naim Audio Ltd. of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Vereker was considered a specialist in high fidelity audio equipment field and was an influential figure in the manufacture. He was appointed MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1995, Julian Vereker was born in Oxford, England. He was the grandson of the 3rd Viscount Gort. His great-grandfather had been Consul at Cherbourg and his grandfather a naval commander, Vereker therefore grew up in a lively academic family, which did not prevent him from becoming a rebellious adolescent in the 1960s. Though requiring four attempts to pass O Level mathematics, he developed a passion for engineering and he attended technical college in Liverpool, followed by the College of Aero and Automobile Engineering in London. He co-founded Coburn Improvements, a company that custom modified sports and he then made improvements to a Mini 850 S, which he raced for several seasons. In 1967, he participated in 23 races, of which he won 16, after that successful season, he decided to sell his car, it realised about £650 – a small fortune at the time. Vereker worked briefly for Downton Engineering and Janspeed but lost interest in cars, Vereker founded Naim Audio Visual in 1969. Its first product was a capable of switching 30 kW of lighting on. Vereker loved making recordings of his friends but was unsatisfied with the output, prevailing wisdom at the time was that all amplifiers sounded alike. However, he found not to be true. Working on building mixers based on other designs, he found that distortion – already visible in oscilloscope traces –. After a year of studying audio transistor circuitry and some experimentation and his first professional audio product, launched in around 1970, was a small mixing desk – the M10.2. The first Naim Audio amplifier was sold in December 1971 – a power amplifier only made initially on demand for friends, in 1973 Vereker won a contract to supply the nascent Capital Radio with 24 single cabinets containing the Naim amplifier and speaker drive units. That July, Naim Audio was incorporated, and in 1974 the company moved from a basement in Salisbury to a 16th-century shop in the city, a pivotal event that same year was Verekers introduction to a Scot, Ivor Tiefenbrun, who had been developing turntables. Suitably impressed with Verekers product against the opposition, Ivor began firmly recommending Verekers amplifiers alongside when he went around hawking his turntable, together, they challenged the perceived wisdom at the time within the industry, proving by demonstration alone that indeed all products were not the same. In the 1990s and right up to his death, the Naim record label was Verekers own personal project, the roster featured many of his friends from the music worldJulian Vereker – Vereker appearing in a publicity shoot for the Naim Label
40. Nicholas Wilson, Lord Wilson of Culworth – Nicholas Allan Roy Wilson, Lord Wilson of Culworth PC is a British judge. On 26 May 2011, he became a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Lord Wilson has specialised in family law throughout his career. Lord Wilsons father was Roderick Peter Garrett Wilson, a naval officer. In 1942 Peter married Anne Dorothy Anne Chenevix Trench, daughter of an officer in the Royal Engineers, as her husbands health continued to decline, Anne studied at Trinity College of Music, qualifying to teach the piano, in order to earn an income. The Wilsons lived in Fittleworth, Sussex for many years, purchasing Three Chimneys in the village in 1958 and his paternal grandfather was Sir Roderick Roy Wilson, a banker and politician who was Conservative MP for Lichfield. He was knighted in 1929 and Chairman of the British Guiana Parliamentary Commission,1926, Lord Wilson was educated at Bryanston School, Dorset and Worcester College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1967, and became a Queens Counsel in 1987 and he was appointed a Recorder the same year. In 1993, he became a bencher and was appointed to the High Court and he was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2005, at which time he was also appointed to the Privy Council. On 26 May 2011, he joined the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, succeeding Lord Saville of Newdigate, Lord Wilson married Margaret Higgins, daughter of Reginald Francis Higgins, in 1974. After reading law at Oxford, Lady Wilson was called to the Bar in July 1966 by Middle Temple and she worked at 3 Hare Court, London from 1967 to 1986 and ceased practice in 1987. Matthew attended Eton College where he edited the Eton Chronicle, Lord Wilson has told the story of asking his former client Rolling Stone Bill Wyman to do him favour and give Matthew an interview. So Matthew went down and came back that evening – I asked him how it went and he said fine – I said lets hear it, come on – and none of it had taken. And so I rang up Bill Wyman who said don’t worry, let him come down again tomorrow, as Sir Nicholas Wilson, he has been a successful owner of hurdlers and steeplechasers, most trained by John Upson at Maidford in Northamptonshire. Winners in Lord Wilsons colours include Nick The Beak, Young Radical and Gritti PalaceNicholas Wilson, Lord Wilson of Culworth – Justices
41. Sara Ziff – Sara Ziff is an American fashion model, filmmaker, and labor activist. She is the founder and executive director of the Model Alliance, sara Ziff was born and raised in New York City. Ziff attended the Bronx High School of Science and the Dalton School, Ziff graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, where she majored in political science, and she earned her M. P. A. at Harvard Kennedy School. Ziff has appeared as the face of advertising campaigns for companies including Tommy Hilfiger, Kenzo, Stella McCartney, and Kenneth Cole. She has walked in fashion shows for brands such as Prada, Chanel, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Chloé. With her co-director Ole Schell, Ziff chronicled her journey in the award-winning documentary Picture Me. The film gives a look into the modeling industry, showing the highs. After Picture Me, Ziff directed a three-part web mini-series for the blog of New York Magazine. In 2014, Ziff released the preview of Tangled Thread, a documentary about Bangladeshs garment industry and she has contributed as an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, Equal Times, and The Guardian. Ziff is an advocate for working conditions in the modeling industry. In 2012, she formed the Model Alliance, a organization that advocates for fair labor standards for models working in the American fashion industry. New York Magazine declared her the Norma Rae of the runway, in 2012, Ziff became involved with Save the Children, a non-governmental organization that promotes childrens rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. At the United Nations, Ziff introduced the organizations global flagship report, in 2012, Ziff began campaigning for better working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh. In September,2013, she joined other fashion models and labor rights activists at New York Fashion Week to encourage Nautica to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. In 2012, Ziff was honored by the blog Jezebel as one of The Jezebel 25, in 2013, Ziff was awarded the Susan B. Anthony award by the National Organization for Women for her dedication to improving the lives of young women, in 2014, Ziff was awarded the 1st Inspiration and Visionary award by the Women & Fashion Film Festival for her leadership and work empowering women and girls in the fashion industry. Sara Ziff Video produced by Makers, Women Who Make AmericaSara Ziff – Sara Ziff