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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 30th Sep 2013

Grace Belgravia

7pm

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is a well known TV personality, actor and has been an active voice in the battle against mental illness. Ruby Wax has completed an MSc in Psychotherapy. Ruby and her friend Judith Owen wrote a show called, “Live from the Priory” which was performed at the actual Priory. It toured NHS institutions for the following two years and later became the hit show Losing It. She has since founded the website The Black Dog Tribe, which is a forum on which people with depression can meet: http://blackdogtribe.com.

Serge Schmemann

Serge Schmemann

Serge Schmemann is a 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner in international reporting for coverage of the reunification of Germany. Since March 2001 Serge had been a senior foreign affairs writer based in New York and writer for the United Nations bureau covering regular news analyses, news articles and takeouts on major international issues. He also previously served as deputy foreign editor at The New York Times since August 1999 after having served as a reporter on the metropolitan desk since September 1998. In 2003 Schmemann won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing – "Mortal Enemies," a documentary depicting the parallel lives of Yasir Arafat and Ariel Sharon, produced by New York Times Television for the Discovery Channel.

Babatunde Osotimehin

Babatunde Osotimehin

On 1 January 2011, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, a physician and public health expert, became only the fourth Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. He holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Dr. Osotimehin qualified as a doctor from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in 1972, and went to the University of Birmingham, England, where he got a doctorate in medicine in 1979. At UNFPA, he has introduced major reforms to make the Fund more focused and results-oriented as well as intensified efforts to promote the rights and ability of young people to build a better world in the context of sexual and reproductive health.

Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper

Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, a multi-disciplinary research unit concerned with the implications of future population change. She trained as an ethnographer and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change. Her current research concerns globalization and global population ageing. She serves on the Royal Society working group on Population Change: People and the Planet, and Council of Advisors of Population Europe. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the World Demographic Association, the Advisory Board of English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, and the Scientific Board of Natural England, and a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute. Author and editor of several books including Ageing Societies: Myths, Challenges and Opportunities and >Population Challenges: growth, decline and migration , Sarah also co-edits the Journal of Population Ageing, published by Springer.