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5 speakers 15 minutes each

Mon 7th Mar 2011

The Union Chapel

7pm

SoldOut

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy

Marcus du Sautoy is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. In 2008 he was appointed to the University’s prestigious professorship as the Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science, a post previously held by Richard Dawkins. In 2009 The Royal Society awarded him the Faraday Prize for excellence in communicating science to the public, and in 2010 he received an OBE from the Queen for his services to science.   He is the author of The Music of the Primes, Finding Moonshine and The Number Mysteries. He has presented numerous programmes on television and radio, including the internationally acclaimed BBC series The Story of Maths and the comedy maths show The School of Hard Sums with Dara Ó Briain. He lives in London with his wife and three children. His latest book is What We Cannot Know.

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is a writer, director and composer. He has directed over 19 feature films and documentaries as well as a number of television episodes and most recently, the world's first live 3D opera for the ENO, Lucrezia Borgia. Figgis was a pioneer in exploring the possibilities of digital video technology which led him to conceive of and direct Timecode which created an ensemble film shot simultaneously with four cameras all in one take and also presented simultaneously and uncut, dividing the screen into four quarters. His work output is almost exclusively on the cutting edge of creative digital filmmaking.

Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop is a journalist and author. She writes travel features for The Sunday Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, House & Garden and Woman & Home. Her first novel The Island about the deserted Greek island of Spinalonga - a former leper colony - was published in 2005 held the number 1 slot in the paperback charts for over 8 weeks, selling over a million copies in the UK. The book has also been published in over twenty languages and has also been a number 1 bestseller in Greece. The Island was filmed as a TV series by the Greek TV channel MEGA and has had record-breaking audiences. In 2008, she published her second novel, The Return.

Martin Gayford

Martin Gayford

Martin Gayford is the art critic for Bloomberg News and The Spectator, and contributes regularly to The Daily Telegraph, The Lady, Modern Painters and Harpers & Queen. Gayford described chronologically, in the acclaimed book Man With a Blue Scarf, sitting for a portrait by Lucian Freud. The book is illustrated throughout with photographs and images and the result vividly conveys what it is like to be on the inside of the process of creating a painting by a great artist. His newest book is A Bigger Message - which chronicles Gayford's conversations with David Hockney over many years and is destined to become another classic.