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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 16th Apr 2012

The Tabernacle

7pm

SoldOut

Prue Leith

Prue Leith

Prue Leith is a restaurateur, caterer, TV cook, broadcaster and cookery writer. In 1969 she opened Leith’s, her famous Michelin starred restaurant. In 1975 she founded Leiths School of Food and Wine which trains amateur and professional chefs. She has been a cookery editor and food columnist for the Daily Mail, Sunday Express, The Guardian and The Mirror. Leith has received many honours including the Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year in 1990 and eleven honorary degrees or fellowships from UK universities. She was awarded an OBE in 1989 and a CBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours. She has recently released her memoir, Relish; My Life on a Plate.

Paul Conroy

Paul Conroy

Paul Conroy is a British freelance photographer and filmmaker who works in the British media. A former soldier with the Royal Artillery between 1980 and 1987, he has since worked extensively as a journalist in combat zones, producing footage from conflicts in the Balkans, the Middle East and Libya. In 2011 he was shortlisted for the PRX Bayeux TV report along with Marie Colvin, the war correspondent with The Sunday Times. On 22 February 2012 during the Syrian uprising, Conroy was injured while covering events from the Syrian city of Homs, a stronghold of Syrian opposition forces, after the building where he and other journalists were based was shelled by Syrian government forces. Marie Colvin and French photojournalist Remi Ochlik were killed in the attack, while Conroy was injured along with another journalist, French reporter Edith Bouvier of Le Figaro.

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies is one of television's most sought-after writers, commercially successful and critically acclaimed, famous for his adaptations of classic works of literature. A lover of literature, he combined teaching with writing until going full-time in 1987, aged 50. It's a career of amazing versatility spanning 40 years, which has also seen him work on a number of original plays and works, programmes for children and sitcoms. To name a few highlights- the 1990s saw Davies adapt George Eliot's Middlemarch and Austen's Pride and Prejudice both for the BBC and Moll Flanders for ITV. In the 2000s Tipping the Velvet, Vanity Fair and The Way We Live Now were all for the BBC.

Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes is an historian and author. She read Ancient and Modern History at Oxford University and then continued her post-graduate research while traveling through the Balkans and Asia Minor. She has written and presented a number of documentaries for radio and television including When The Moors Ruled Europe; Helen of Troy; What's The Point of Forgiveness; Atlantis: The Evidence and The Story of Buddhism. In recognition of her contribution to research, Bettany has been awarded a Research Fellowship at King's London. Her most recent series for BBC 2 is Divine Women which charts the role of women in the history of religion.