Lorraine Justice is Professor of Industrial Design and the former Dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She is a Fellow of the Industrial Designers' Society of America (IDSA) and was named one of the top 40 designers to watch by ID Magazine. She was also named one of the top 50 in product design in 2016. She serves on six editorial boards for Design Journals around the world and as an advisor to global design institutions. Justice is also a consultant to multinational corporations such as Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Compuserv, Lutron, Proctor and Gamble, Levi's and NCR. She is also the Director of the East West Center for Design Research, with centres in China and Italy. In addition, she will be engaged in design education in India, China and the US, bringing the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to the curriculum of design universities.
Penny Junor is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of many best-selling biographies including of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, both the Prince and the Princess of Wales and two British Prime Ministers. She also co-wrote best-selling autobiographies of Pattie Boyd and Sir Cliff Richard. For many years she presented The Travel Show on BBC2 and Channel 4's award-winning consumer programme 4 What It's Worth. She is married with children and grandchildren and lives in Wiltshire.
John Julius Norwich
After National Service, John Julius Norwich (1929-2018) took a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. In 1952 he joined the Foreign Service serving at the embassies in Belgrade and Beirut and with the British Delegation to the Disarmament Conference at Geneva. His publications include The Normans in Sicily; Mount Athos (with Reresby Sitwell); Sahara; The Architecture of Southern England; Glyndebourne; and A History of Venice. He was also the author of a three-volume history of the Byzantine Empire. He wrote and presented some thirty historical documentaries for television, and was a regular lecturer on Venice and numerous other subjects. Lord Norwich was chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund, Co-chairman of the World Monuments Fund and a former member of the Executive Committee of the National Trust. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Geographical Society and the Society of Antiquaries, and a Commendatore of the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. He was made a CVO in 1993.
Mother Julian Of Norwich
In 1373, when she was thirty years old and a recluse at St Julian's Church, Norwich, Julian received a series of sixteen visions. Pondering in prayer their meaning for twenty years, she came to realise their full significance. These visions are recorded in her book REVELATIONS OF DIVINE LOVE. The greatest of the female mystics and a spiritual guide for today, Julian additionally holds the distinction of being the first woman to write a book in the English language.
Rod Judkins is an accomplished lecturer at Central St Martin's, one of the world's pre-eminent art schools whose alumni - ranging from artists like Lucien Freud, and Antony Gormley through to the designers Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen - have helped shape our culture. Judkins has lectured on the subject of creativity at universities and to businesses around the world. He blogs at Psychology Today, and also acts as a consultant to numerous private companies. Trained at The Royal College of Art, he has exhibited at galleries including Tate Britain, The National Portrait Gallery and The Royal Academy.
Alice Judge-Talbot is a blogger, writer and entrepreneur from Buckinghamshire, a quiet place she found herself in when she became a single mum to two under two at the age of twenty-seven. She started her blog in 2009 when she found herself pregnant in a group of friends where 'Mum' was a word used for the woman you called when you broke up with your boyfriend, knowing nobody in her real life had even an inkling of a baby on the horizon. Since then, Alice has written frankly, funnily and emotively on the subjects that affect mums the world over: from pregnancy and childbirth to post-natal depression, divorce and life as a single mother. She is now the thriving and proud mother of a five and seven year-old, writing a successful blog called More Than Toast as well as a column for the Telegraph, and she has thankfully worked out what day the bins go out.
Harry Judd is a member of the hugely successful bands McFly and McBusted who have headlined Hyde Park, notched up 19 hit singles - of which 7 went to number one - and 2 number one albums. He is a much-loved former Strictly Come Dancing champion.
Nicholas Jubber moved to Jerusalem after graduating from Oxford University. He'd been working two weeks when the intifada broke out and he started planning to travel the Middle East and East Africa. He has written two previous books, The Prester Quest (winner of the Dolman Prize) and Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard (shortlisted for the Dolman Prize). He has written for the Guardian, Observer, and the Globe and Mail.
Morag Joss began writing in 1997 after her first short story won a prize in a national competition. She is the author of a series set in Bath: Funeral Music, Fearful Symmetry and Fruitful Bodies, and of Half Broken Things, which won the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award. Morag Joss lives in the countryside, near Bath.
Joshi was born in Africa to Indian parents and is qualified in orthodox medicine, osteopathy and Ayurvedic treatments. He treated Princess Diana for four years and developed the detox diet for her in the wake of her split from Prince Charles. In his early forties but with the vitality and appearance of a much younger man, he now runs a private clinic in London.
Manu Joseph is a columnist with the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times. The Illicit Happiness of Other People is his second novel. His first darkly comic novel, Serious Men, won the Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010 and was one of Huffington Post's 10 best books of 2010. He was also shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, and for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.
Sam Jordison - M, under 30, 5`11", WGSOH, all limbs thankfully intact, no diseases to report - was the brains behind Crap Towns and Crap Towns II and so, according to an article in the Independent, started a small publishing revolution based around swear words. More recently he has written a book about cults, cranks and religious eccentrics called The Joy Of Sects. He lives in Oxford with his girlfriend and enjoys cycling along the river and watching old episodes of The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin.
Andre Jordan is a doodler, writer and photographer.
Toni Jordan was born in Brisbane in 1966. She loved reading and writing at primary school but by high school had become a science nerd. She has worked as a sales assistant, molecular biologist, quality control chemist and marketing manager. In 2004 she quit her job to study writing and began working on her debut novel, ADDITION. In 2008, ADDITION was a Richard and Judy summer read and in 2009 was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award (the Australian Booker). ADDITION has been translated into eight languages. Toni lives in Melbourne with her husband.www.tonijordan.com
Neil Jordan was born in 1950 in Sligo. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels including THE PAST, THE DREAM OF A BEAST, SUNRISE WITH SEA MONSTER, SHADE and NIGHT IN TUNISIA, a collection of short stories which won the Guardian Fiction Prize. MISTAKEN, his most recent novel, was selected as Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2012. He has written, directed and produced a large number of award-winning films including The Crying Game, Michael Collins, The End of the Affair and Ondine. He lives in Dublin. Find out more about Neil Jordan at www.neiljordan.com
Stephanie Jones studied maritime history and has lectured at the London School of Economics. After an international career in management consulting she currently lectures in leadership to students and executives and is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Leadership Studies at Exeter. She is currently based in Dubai and lectures worldwide. She has published over 20 books on business and management techniques.
Quincy Jones was born in Chicago in 1933 and started playing the trumpet at the age of twelve. He is the most nominated Grammy artist, with a total of 76, and has won 26 Grammy Awards (the second highest amount) and several Oscar nominations. During his fifty-year career, he has picked up hundreds of awards and accolades and has worked with many of the major influential musical artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Jones is by far the most successful of the "dragons", with a business that sells and distributes mobile communication products and has grown from nothing in 1998 to a current turnover of over £200m. He is now a fast-rising media star both here and in the US. He has five children and lives with his partner in Surrey.
Michael Jones was awarded a history PhD by Bristol University, and subsequently taught at Glasgow University and Winchester College. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History, and works now as a writer, media consultant and presenter. He has written books on the battles of Bosworth, Agincourt and Stalingrad, the siege of Leningrad and the battle for Moscow, as well as Total War: From Stalingrad to Berlin. Most recently he has co-authored The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III.
Lesley-Ann Jones is a journalist, newspaper columnist and broadcaster. The author of eight published books, she has enjoyed more than twenty-five years in music and the media. She lives in South-East London with her young children, the eldest having grown up and gone into the music business.