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Speaker spotlights 2018

Throughout the Festival period, we turn the spotlight onto one of the speakers each day in a series of Q&As aimed at discovering more about the speaker and their particular area of research or speciality. Informative and insightful, these spotlights from the 2018 Festival offer readers the chance to understand a little more about an area of research prior to the speaker’s event.

Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

David Reynolds, Professor of International History

Terri Apter, Phychologist and Author

Lorand Bartels, Reader in International Law

Hans van de Ven, Professor of Modern Chinese History

Lucy Bland, Professor of Social and Cultural History, Anglia Ruskin University

Thomas Bak, cognitive neuroscientist, University of Edinburgh

Arabella Milbank and Ryan Haecker, Faculty of Divinity

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, consumer psychologist and Reader, Anglia Ruskin University

Victoria Bateman, fellow in economics, Gonville and Caius College

Tim Slade, film and television director

Boyd Brogan, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Mona Jebril, PhD in Education, Gates Cambridge Scholar

Justin Meggitt, Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion, Institute of Continuing Education

Dacia Viejo Rose, Lecturer in Heritage and the Politics of the Past

Ian Kearns, co-Founder of the European Leadership Network

Justin Jackson, branding, marketing, sales, communications, and digital expert

Priyamvada Gopal, Reader in Anglophone and Related Literatures, Faculty of English

Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of London

Speakers from the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

Nathan MacDonald, Reader in the Interpretation of the Old Testament

Cambridge-composer, Ewan Campbell

Terri Simpkin, Higher and Further Education Principal at CNet Training

Penny Hall from Dying for Life and Mehrunisha Suleman research associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies