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Jan 31 2018

Sarah Begum

Published by under Media,Women Speakers

Anthropologist, Explorer& Presenter

Sarah BegumSarah Begum is an Anthropologist-Explorer. In 2010 she became the youngest female documentarian at 21 years of age to produce her first film in the Amazon Rainforest. There, she lived with the Huaorani tribe, immersed in their culture; hunting and gathering with warriors.

“Explore the world adventure, investigate exciting stories & help people along the way”


In detail

Sarah has been exploring the world, studying tribes and their different ways of life whilst investigating the impacts of oil exploitation on their land and how modernity affected their way of life. In 2014, Sarah partnered with Russ Malkin to set up The Adventuress Club, a platform to connect, share, empower and encourage women through the world of adventure. Sarah’s achievements include winning the “Spirit of Adventure Award” from the Captain Scott Society 2014 for her next big expedition, finalist of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship Award 2014, highly commended by The Adventure Fund in association with Sidetracked magazine.


What she offers you

Sarah delivers ground breaking interesting content from her adventures around the world including documentaries, humanitarian missions, anthropological studies on indigenous tribes and surviving some of the most dangerous parts of the world.


How she presents

Sarah’s presentations inform, educate, entertain and inspire people about the world. She is in great demand as a speaker around the globe by audiences eager to hear her inspirational message.

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Jan 15 2018

Jeffrey Archer

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Best-Selling Author and Former Politician

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer is a former politician, a serving Member of the House of Lords, and a worldwide bestselling writer. Jeffrey has written sixteen novels, six sets of short stories, three plays (all of which have been performed in London’s West End), three children’s book, two screenplays and a Gospel. He is published in more than 97 countries and 37 languages, and has international sales passing 250 million copies.


Jeffrey Archer is one of the world’s most successful storytellers


In detail

Jeffrey ran a successful campaign for Mayor of London for two and a half years, from 1997 and was selected as the official Conservative Party Candidate for London’s Mayor in October 1999 by an overwhelming majority; in November that same year, he withdrew his candidacy, having been charged with perjury and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. He was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment, and was released in July 2003 having served two years.


What he offers you

Jeffrey is able to share his unique knowledge and experiences and inspire a crowd. His talks focus on his life, politics and the elements necessary to write a bestseller.


How he presents

With a wealth of anecdotes Jeffrey’s presentations are both entertaining and inspiring making him highly sought-after at events across the country.

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Jan 11 2018

Rutger Bregman

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Journalist, Historian& Author

Rutger BregmanRutger Bregman is a journalist and one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers. He has published four books on history, philosophy, and economics. His ‘History of Progress’ was awarded the Belgian Liberales prize for best nonfiction book. He has twice been nominated for the European Press Prize.

“The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas” – The Guardian


In detail



Who are the visionaries who drive human progress? The answer, as we all know, is the geeks, the free spirits and the crazy dreamers, who turn their noses up at authority. ‘Utopia for Realists’ originated on The Correspondent, an online journalism platform in Amsterdam that serves as an antidote to the daily news grind. The Correspondent got its start in the spring of 2013 with a record-breaking crowd funding campaign. Since then, members get to read and share quality pieces that provide context for interpreting other news stories and the world around us. Journalists in turn benefit from a ready network of member expertise.The stories emerging from this unique online collaboration are changing journalism.


What he offers you

Our day-to-day reality – life expectancy, health, wealth, and education were considered unrealistic and utopian in the eighteenth century. So, what’s next? Rutgerexplores how utopian ideals like a basic living income and a fifteen-hour work week could become a reality in our lifetime.


How he presents

Rutger’s transformational thinking bursts with hope and optimism, and will revolutionise your perspective on welfare, money, and society.

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Jan 03 2018

Brandon Stanton

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Photographer & Blogger

Brandon StantonBrandon Stanton is an American photographer and blogger. He is most known as the founder of Humans of New York, a popular photojournalistic work that has over 17.2 million likes on Facebook and around 4.6 million followers on Instagram as of January 2016. Since 2010, Brandon has taken hundreds of street photographic portraits of ordinary people living and working primarily in New York City, accompanied by snippets of conversations about their lives.

“One of Time Magazine’s 30 Under 30 People Changing The World”


In detail

Brandon studied History at the University of Georgia. In 2010, he bought a camera while working as a bond trader in Chicago and started taking photographs on the weekends. When he lost his job, he decided to pursue photography full-time. Moving to New York, he set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their portraits on a map of the city. ’Humans of New York’ reached number 1 position on the NYT Non-Fiction Best Sellers and remained on the list for 26 weeks, again reaching the number one position a year after being published.


What he offers you

Coming from a very humble background and having interest in almost everything surrounding him, Brandon is a house of wisdom from the new generation. His work provides the story that a normal human would miss and intrigues a thought provoking process. His talks are elaborate, informative and interesting.


How he presents

Unconventional with an extraordinary ability to see daily situations with a different eye, Brandon leaves his audiences surprised, engaged and full of energy.

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Aug 23 2017

John Pomfret

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Award-Winning Journalist

John PomfretJohn Pomfret is an award-winning journalist and writer who has divided his time between the US, China, Europe, Africa and the Middle East since the 1980s. He has been a foreign correspondent for fifteen years. He currently is the editor of the Post’s Outlook section and is the newspaper’s expert on immigration.

“Renowned expert on China and immigration”


In detail

John was one of the first American students to study in China following the Sino-American rapprochement and he has been a correspondent in China for the Associated Press and The Washington Post, from the late 1980s until the early 2000s.He has won numerous journalism awards for his work in China and in Washington. For the past five years, John has devoted himself to the first narrative history of America’s relationship with China from the 18th century until the present day. He is the author of the 2006 best-seller, ‘Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China’. Selected as one of the best books of the year 2006 by The Washington Post, ‘Chinese Lessons’ won the prestigious Shorenstein Prize for Coverage of Asia in 2007 and was a finalist for the 2007 Kiriyama Prize.


What he offers you

John puts vivid human faces on the complex changes overtaking China. He offers audiences unrivalled familiarity with all aspects of the new China, from its social life and politics to the meteoric emergence of its business community and market economy.


How he presents

John is a relaxed, engaging and articulate speaker. He tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience.

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Aug 18 2017

Lois Pryce

Published by under Media,Women Speakers

Travel Writer, Journalist & Founder of Adventure Travel Film Festival

Lois PryceLois Pryce is an author, public speaker and journalist who has written for the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, New York Times and CNN.She is also a co-founder of the Adventure Travel Film Festival, which takes place annually in the UK and Australia.

“One of Ten Great Female Travellers”
The Telegraph


In detail

It all started in 1986 after setting off with three school friends on a week’s ride around Cornwall… WITH NO GROWN-UPS!,sleeping in farmers’ barns and living in fear of nothing except the spiders that crawled out of the hay bales. Fifteen years later, Lois found herself working in the music department of the BBC in London. In 2003 Lois left her job at the BBC in London to ride her motorcycle from Alaska to the tip of South America. Upon her return she wrote the book of this trip, ‘Lois on the Loose’, which was published in the USA and the UK and translated into several languages.In 2006 she set off from London to motorcycle the length of Africa, taking in the Sahara, the Congo and Angola. Her second book, ‘Red Tape & White Knuckles’ is the story of this adventure.In 2013/14 she made two solo tours of Iran on her motorcycle which is the subject of her latest book, ‘Revolutionary Ride’.


What she offers you

Whether you’re lookingto motivate your employees with a true-life tale of achieving your dreams, learning from Lois’ insights into risk or diversity or you’re simply after some unique after-dinner yarns, Lois’ presentations can be tailored to your specific requirements, and no group is too large or too small.


How she presents

Her talks and presentations about her adventures have garnered a reputation for being both inspirational and entertaining, and have taken her around the world to a diverse range of clients.

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Jul 14 2017

Helen Fielding

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Novelist & Screenwriter

Helen FieldingHelen Fielding is an English novelist and screenwriter, best known as the creator of the fictional character Bridget Jones, and a sequence of novels and films beginning with the life of a thirty-something singleton in London trying to make sense of life and love.

“The face behind Bridget Jones”


In detail

‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ and ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’were published in 40 countries and sold more than 15 million copies. The two films of the same name achieved international success. ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy’was published with record-breaking first-day sales in the UK. Late 2016 saw the release of the third movie: Bridget Jones’s Baby. Helen studied English at St Anne’s College, Oxford and was part of the Oxford revue at the 1978 Edinburgh Festival and began work at the BBC in 1979 as a regional researcher on the news magazine Nationwide. In 1985 Helen produced a live satellite broadcast from a refugee camp in Eastern Sudan for the launch of Comic Relief.From 1990 – 1999 she worked as a journalist and columnist on several national newspapers and The Telegraph.


What she offers you

An experienced media personality and creator of “Bridget Jones”, Helen shares her experiences of becoming one of the worlds’ most read authors. With humour she approaches many human angles of communication and her motto is“keep it real” as well as “rather human than perfect”.


How she presents

A charismatic and charming personality, Helen loves being on the platform. She is a true professional and always well prepared. She prefers short presentations followed by lengthy interaction with her audience. Humour is her trademark.

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May 15 2017

Doug Allan

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Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker, Diver andAuthor

Doug AllanDoug Allan is a freelance wildlife and documentary cameraman who films both topside and underwater. He has been captivating audiences across the UK with his sell-out tours, sharing his extraordinary filming challenges and successes.

“An Award-Winning Natural History Photographer”


In detail

Doug’s photographic awards include seven Emmys, four BAFTAs and five Wildscreen Pandas. He spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, marine biologist, base commander and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, receiving both the Polar Medal and the Fuchs Medal for his science and support work. In 1984 he changed direction to full time filming.In his 30 year filming career, he’s been involved with more than 65 films, freelancing for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and others. He was principal cameraman on many prestigious award-winning series includingOperation Iceberg, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Human PlanetandLife, Planet Earth.Doug has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.


What he offers you

Dough shares with audiences worldwide his experiences while film making and the craft of nature photography. Doug’s legendary expertise in Polar Regions and other extreme environments make him a charismatic guest speaker at educational institutions, corporate events and on expedition cruise trips.


How he presents

Doug customiseshis presentations so they are suitable for any audience of any age. All are lavishly illustrated with slides that he has taken during his travels.

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May 08 2017

Aarathi Prasad

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Biologist, Writer and Broadcaster

Aarathi PrasadAarathi Prasad is a science writer and broadcaster, and has presented and written for programmes including Is It Better to Be Mixed Race?, the Health and Biology episodes of Brave New World and the 4thought filmShould We Raise Children in Mixed Marriages?on Channel 4, and The Quest for Virgin Birth on BBC Radio 4.

“A well renowned scientist”


In detail

Aarathi has a PhD in molecular genetics from Imperial College London, and subsequently worked on a Cancer Research UK-funded post-doctoral project using chemical genetics to identify early therapeutic targets in cancers.She was a recipient of the Wellcome Trust Mentoring Award for Emerging Talent, and has been a science advisor to the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. She has written for publications including the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers, Prospect and Wired magazines, and Euroscientist, and she has judged the Science and Natural History category in the Royal Television Society’s Programme Awards.


What she offers you


In her presentations, Aarathi shares her insights on how human beings are in control of their destiny. She wants us to drop our prejudices about sex, sexual difference, reproduction and foetuses and look to a future where anyone, regardless of age or sex, can become pregnant.


How she presents

A breath of fresh air, Aarathi explains hervivid, personal and panoramic journey through the health and beliefs of one fifth of humanity.

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Apr 28 2017

James Chau

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Journalist

James ChauJames Chau is a journalist who currently anchors the news for China Central Television. He also presents his own current affairs programme, World Insight, which airs internationally every weekend. James has reported on major stories including the 9/11 attacks, China’s entry to the World Trade Organisation, Hu Jintao’s first White House visit and the bird flu outbreak. Through 2003, he covered SARS and later, filed live reports from Indonesia in the immediate aftermath of the Tsunami.

“A leading voice on international issues and current affairs”


In detail

After a car accident in 1996 that caused a spinal fracture, James after treatment, finished his exams at City of London School where he was a Bakers Company scholar and started writing for newspapers, magazines and, as he describes, “just about anyone who would read me”. This continued when he became the first ‘Varsity’ News Features Editor at Cambridge University. James was an intern at Vogue and the Sunday Mirror, where his double page feature on the plight of women in Eastern Europe and the Middle East was published at the end of his first week.


What he offers you

James Chau speaks knowledgably about various aspects of worldwide affairs and current affairs. With a wealth of national and international experience in broadcasting and journalism, James is an excellent communicator.


How he presents

James Chau is a charismatic speaker, and his content rich speeches are delivered with authority and an engaging sense of humour.

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