is a leading English writer and novelist and a
former columnist for the Guardian and for
The Times. The television adaptation of her
novel Sugar Rush won a prestigious Emmy award
in the United States in 2007.
is an award-winning British/American biographer. Her
book Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire has
recently been turned into a film, The Duchess,
starring Ralph Fiennes and Keira Knightley. She is
currently writing a history of British volunteers in
the American Civil War.
Tom Gross is
a British-born journalist and international affairs
commentator, specializing in the Middle East. He was
formerly Jerusalem correspondent for the Sunday
Telegraph and is a contributor to the Wall
Street Journal and other publications. Besides
receiving various accolades, he has been parodied on
Jon Stewart's The Daily Show.
is a best-selling author and political commentator.
He is the Director of the Centre for Social Cohesion
in London. He regularly appears on the BBC, on
political programs such as Question Time, The Daily
Politics, and Hard Talk.
The Rt Hon Lord
Young of Graffham, PC DL, served as a key
advisor and in various ministerial posts for Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher. He is a past chairman of
Cable and Wireless and of the Council of University
College, London, and was the first President of