Katharine Birbalsingh is the author of To Miss with Love (Penguin). Her Free School in south London, Michaela Community School, is due to open in September 2012. Michael Burleigh is completing a global history of the Cold War 1945-65, to be published next spring. Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a columnist for the Financial Times. His book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe was published by Doubleday in 2009. Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer. Fourth Estate will publish his You Can’t Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom in January. Tim Congdon is chairman of the Freedom Association. His new book, Money in a Free Society, is published this month by Encounter Books. John Cottingham is Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London. His books include The Spiritual Dimension and Why Believe? Mara Delius is a writer and editor for the culture section of Die Welt. Jessica Duchen is a music journalist, biographer and novelist. Richard Evans is the Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. Tibor Fischer’s next work of fiction, Crushed Mexican Spiders, will appear under the imprint of Unbound Books, the internet subscription publisher. Jonathan Foreman is a senior research fellow at the Civitas thinktank and former Deputy Editor of Standpoint. David Free is an Australian novelist and critic. His latest novel is A Dancing Bear. Simon Heffer is Editor of Mail Comment online and writes for the Daily Mail. His book on English usage, Strictly English is out now in paperback (Windmill). Jeremy Jennings is Professor of Political Theory at Queen Mary, University of London. He has recently published Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France Since the Eighteenth Century (OUP). Sir Ian Kershaw was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield until his retirement in 2008. He is the author of a two-volume biography of Hitler. Dominic Lawson is a columnist for the Sunday Times and the Independent. Iain Martin is a political columnist for the Daily Mail. He was formerly editor of the Scotsman and deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph and Wall Street Journal Europe. Joseph Loconte is author of the forthcoming Stranger than Paradise: A Conversation about Heaven, Hope, and the End of History (Thomas Nelson). Justin Marozzi is a travel writer, historian
and political risk adviser. He is researching a history of Baghdad. Anne McElvoy presents the arts programme Night Waves on BBC Radio 3. Douglas Murray is Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society. Emanuele Ottolenghi is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies and the author of Pasdaran: The Army of the Guardians of the Revolution, published this month by FDD Press. Sir Geoffrey Owen is an academic at the London School of Economics and former editor of the Financial Times. His most recent book, The Rise and Fall of Great Companies, was published by OUP in 2010. Michael Pinto-Duschinsky is a member of the Commission on a Bill of Rights. He was honorary academic adviser to Claims for Jewish Slave Labour Compensation. Michael Prodger is an art historian and former literary editor of the Sunday Telegraph. Steve Pyke’s photographs are regularly featured in the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Mark Ronan runs Mark Ronan’s Theatre Reviews, an online review site with an emphasis on opera. Joshua Rozenberg is an independent legal commentator who presents Law in Action on BBC Radio 4. Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, was created a life peer in 2009. His most recent book, The Great Partnership (Hodder), is reviewed by John Cottingham on page 68. Lionel Shriver’s most recent novel, So Much for That, was a finalist for the 2010 US National Book Awards. The film of her novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin, opens in the UK in October. Daisy Waugh is a columnist for the Sunday Times. Her most recent novel, Last Dance With Valentino, was published in February. David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English at the University of Oxford. His new edition of Gulliver’s Travels will be published by CUP next year. Peter Whittle is director of the New Culture Forum. His latest book is Monarchy Matters (SAU). With thanks to Alice Hancock
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