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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 19:00 Speaker James Haskell

James Haskell

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 19:00

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A renowned rugby player who has made over 100 appearances for Wasps and played regularly on the international stage for England, James Haskell has become a fitness pro. The upcoming release of his book ‘Perfect Fit: The Winning Formula’ uses his expertise to train and motivate. Beyond this, James is known for his outlandish statements and openly aired views. 

As a pre-term card release, this event will be open to the public.

 
 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 Speaker Kai-Fu Lee

Kai-Fu Lee

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00

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Dr Kai-Fu Lee is the Chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and President of Sinovation Venture’s Artificial Intelligence Institute. Sinovation Ventures, managing US $1.8 billion dual currency investment fund, is a leading technology-savvy investment firm focusing on developing the next generation of Chinese high- tech companies. Prior to founding Sinovation Ventures in 2009, Dr. Lee was the Vic President of Google and President of Google China. 

 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 19:30 Debate TH Fears the Mass Adoption of Driverless Cars

TH Fears the Mass Adoption of Driverless Cars

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 19:30

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PROPOSITION

Nick Freeman

Also known as ‘Mr Loophole’, Freeman is a celebrity defence lawyer, specialising in traffic and speeding offences for high-profile clients.

Dr Andy Palmer

CEO of Aston Martin and a chartered engineer by training, Palmer was previously Chief Operating Officer of Nissan and Chairman of Infiniti.

Professor Natasha Merat

Research Group Leader for Human Factors and Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies, specialising in human factors of highly automated driving. 

 

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Shanin Specter

Specter (LLM ‘83) is a preeminent American trial lawyer and professor and founding partner of Kline & Specter, concentrating on the representation of catastrophically injured persons.

James Arbib

A London-based investor in technology, Arbib is the founder of Tellus Mater, an independent philanthropic foundation dedicated to exploring the impacts of disruptive technology.

Joy Jia

Joy is a first year law student at Queens' College. She
has represented the Union as an adjudicator at the World Universities Debating Championship in 2018.

Gero Kempf

Chief Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover and an Industrial Professor at the Warwick Manufacturing Group, part of the University of Warwick. 

 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 15:00 Speaker Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 15:00

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Best known for portraying Walter White in Breaking Bad and Hal in Malcolm in the Middle, Cranston is a multi-award winning actor who has won The Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor four times. He is the second actor in TV history to achieve three consecutive wins of this award. 

 
 
 
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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 19:00 Speaker Pelé

Pelé

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 19:00

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pelé, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer, widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time. He remains the only international footballer to win three FIFA world cups, and is Brazil’s all-time leading goalscorer. In 1994, Pelé was appointed as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and was awarded an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. 

 
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 19:00 Speaker James Blunt

James Blunt

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 19:00

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Singer-songwriter and former British Army Officer, Blunt’s album Back to Bedlam shot him to fame in 2004. The songs “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye My Lover” sold over 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK charts and reaching the number 2 spot in the United States. He has also gained a reputation as a prolific tweeter. 

 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 19:30 Debate THB that Celebrity Fandom is the New Organised Religion

THB that Celebrity Fandom is the New Organised Religion

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 19:30

Debate

PROPOSITION

Katie Price

An English television personality, businesswoman, model, author and designer, Price has appeared in numerous television series about her life, and is a best-selling author.

Dr Jennifer Bickerdike

Media and music academic, specialising in fandom, the cult
of celebrity and pop culture. She has been featured and spoken at a range of institutions, from BBC 1 to Bestival, about the rise of celebrity culture.

Dr Bickerdike’s 2017 book ‘Why Vinyl Matters’ will be on sale before this event and it will be followed by Celebrity Cocktails in the bar! 

Chloe Ferry

An English reality television personality from Newcastle, Ferry is known for being a cast member in the MTV reality series Geordie Shore. 

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Reverend Richard Coles

Although often hailed as Britain's most famous vicar, before joining the clergy the Reverend Richard Coles also had several Number One hits in his band The Communards. He now appears regularly on TV and radio, and was in last year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Anne Atkins

Broadcaster, journalist, novelist and a regular contributor to the Today programme “Thought of the Day”.

Susan Connolly

Susan is currently reading for a PhD in Biostatistics at St John's and outside of her degree is a screenwriter.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 19:00 Speaker Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 19:00

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Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE is one of the most powerful women in banking. She has been CEO of Virgin Money since 2007, having been selected for the job by Richard Branson. A fierce campaigner for gender equality in the workplace, Jayne-Anne led the Government’s “Women In Finance” review into why so few women have made it into the top jobs in banking. This event is held in collaboration with the Marshall Society.