HSH Dr Donatus, Prince von Hohenzollern

Dr Donatus, Prince von Hohenzollern is an author in the fields of epistemology and historical and systematic theology, with articles published under the nom de plume Markus Hänsel-Hohenhausen. Several have been translated into English, most recently an analysis was written for the Royal College of Music “The Formation of the Invisible – On the Secret of Music in Terms of Epistemology”.

Harry Cayton CBE

Harry Cayton is chief executive of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, formerly the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence. Harry was previously National Director for Patients and the Public at the Department of Health; and from 1992 to 2003 he was chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Society and director of the National Deaf Children’s Society (1981-1992). From 2007-2011 he was chair of the National Information Governance Board for Health & Social Care.

Katie Derham

Katie Derham is a presenter on BBC Radio 3’s Afternoon on 3 and Breakfast programmes. As of July 2010, she has also been fronting the coverage of the Proms for BBC Two, and Radio 3 following her move from ITN. In 1998, she joined ITN as the Media and Arts Editor for ITV News and, at the age of 27, became the youngest newscaster on British national television. For five years she covered showbiz events around the world and hosted the Classical Brit Awards four times. She then presented ITV Lunchtime News for six years before taking a leading role as an anchor in the coverage of elections, royal weddings and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sir Richard Eyre CBE, FRSL

Richard Eyre worked for ten years in theatre in Leicester, Edinburgh and Nottingham. He was a producer of the BBC TV’s Play For Today from 1978–1981 and was Director of the National Theatre from 1988-1997. Since then his work in the theatre includes plays and musicals in the West End and on Broadway, and opera at Covent Garden, the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Met. His film and television work include: Comedians, Tumbledown, Suddenly Last Summer, King Lear, Iris, Notes on a Scandal, and Changing Stages, a six-part look at twentieth-century theatre. He has published four books, including National Service, a journal of his time at the National Theatre. He has received numerous awards for theatre, TV and film, and was knighted in 1997.

Colin Ford CBE

Colin Ford was the first senior curator of photography in a British national museum or gallery (National Portrait Gallery, London, 1972-82). In 1982, he was the founding head of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (now the National Media Museum), Bradford; and in 1992 he became director of the ten National Museums and Galleries of Wales. He has written over a dozen books on historic photographers. Colin was chairman of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation until 2010, and is today vice-president of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and chairman of the Peel Entertainment Group.

Dame Emma Kirkby DBE

Emma Kirkby’s career consists of being a schoolteacher, amateur singer, performing and recording in Renaissance and Baroque music. Long partnerships followed with British and international ensembles, individual players, and record companies, and now Emma’s voice and style are recognised worldwide. She has gained a DBE in 2007 and the Queen’s Medal for Music.

Professor Sir Andrew Motion FRSL, FRSA

Sir Andrew Motion, poet laureate from 1999 to 2009, is a professor of creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London and co-founder and co-director of the Poetry Archive. He is chairman of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and a member of the Blue Plaques Committee for English Heritage. Andrew was a member of the Arts Council England, 1996–2000, and chair of its Literature Panel until 2003. Knighted for services to literature in 2009, he was chair of the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

Baroness Neuberger DBE

Baroness Neuberger is president of Liberal Judaism, a member of the European Council of Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace and Senior Rabbi of the West London Synagogue. She was chief executive of the King’s Fund, an independent health charity until 2004, and on the Committee on Standards in Public Life, member of the Medical Research Council and of the General Medical Council. Was chair of the independent Commission on the Future of Volunteering, and the Prime Minister’s Champion for Volunteering from 2007 until June 2009. A former trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the Imperial War Museum, the British Council and Jewish Care, she is founding trustee of the Walter and Liesel Schwab Charitable Trust. Now on the Board of the Social Market Foundation, she is chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and the One Housing Group and is a Trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation.

Sir Charles Robert Saumarez Smith CBE

Sir Charles Robert is a British art historian. He was educated at Marlborough and King’s College, Cambridge, Harvard University, and Warburg Institute. In 1979, he was elected Christie’s Research Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge and, in 1982, he joined the staff of the Victoria and Albert Museum as an Assistant Keeper. In 1990, he was appointed Head of Research at the Victoria and Albert Museum and in 1994, he was appointed Director of the National Portrait Gallery and Director of the National Gallery in 2002. In 2007, he was appointed Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts. He is a professor of Cultural History at Queen Mary, University of London and a Trustee of the Prince’s Drawing School, the Public Catalogue Foundation and Charleston. Charles was awarded a CBE in 2008 and was knighted in 2018.

Andrew Wilton FSA

Andrew Wilton is a visiting research fellow at Tate Britain, following a distinguished career at the Tate, the British Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts. He was honorary curator of prints and drawings at the Royal Academy of Arts and honorary liveryman of the Painter-Stainers’ Company in 2003; keeper and senior research fellow at the Tate Gallery, 1998–2002, keeper of British Art (1989-98) and curator of the Turner Collection (1985-89). He is a writer, artist and musician.

Gillian Wolfe CBE, FRSA, Chair of the Conference Committee

Gillian Wolfe is the director of Learning and Public Affairs, Dulwich Picture Gallery. Her Community Education department has won the Royal Society for  Public Health-Arts and Health Practice Award for 2011. A specialist adviser to the Clore Duffield Foundation Grants Programme, Gillian is emeritus commissioner of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment; specialist advisor and monitor of the Heritage Lottery Fund Expert Panel on Education. She is a learning panel advisor to the Historic House Association, and trustee of Charleston and of the Brighton Pavilion and Museums Foundatio