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Tiffany Atkinson is a professor of poetry at UEA and has three prize-winning collections to her name, including So Many Moving Parts which won the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) in 2015. She will be co-presenting the poetry event with Christopher...

Nick Baker is a naturalist, author and TV presenter, most notably of shows such as BBC’s The Really Wild Show and Springwatch Unsprung. He is passionate about the natural world and is keen to inspire children to open their eyes to the delights of the...

Henry Blofeld has conveyed his overwhelming enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much-loved broadcaster and journalist for over fifty years. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, delighted listeners to the BBC’s Test Match Special, where the personality of...

Timothy Bentinck is an actor, writer, inventor and musician. From playing the part of David Archer in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers to voicing ‘Mind the Gap’ on the Piccadilly tube line, his acting career has taken in hundreds of radio, film, stage and television...

Jo Brand is an award-winning comedian, writer, actor and host of several television shows including Channel 4’s spin-off The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice. She has also made legendary appearances on many other TV shows from Have I Got News for You to...

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Plymouth and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is author of numerous books including Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England. He will co-present Histories of the Unexpected, based on the extraordinarily...

Prue Leith, in her varied roles, has been a key figure in the revolution of Britain’s eating habits since the 1960s. She is author of the indispensable Leith’s Cookery Bible, a winner of Businesswoman of the Year and a judge in the TV show, The...

Sarah McIntyre is an illustrator and writer who is well-known for her marvellous stories and her pointy glasses and crazy hats. Sometimes she writes and draws picture books and comics herself, sometimes she illustrates books for other people, including Giles Andreae, Alan MacDonald, Gillian Rogerson,...

Nell Leyshon is a much-acclaimed playwright and novelist. Her first novel, Black Dirt, was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize while her best-selling novel, The Colour of Milk, has been published world wide. Her plays include Comfort Me With...

Andrew Miller’s first, award-winning novel, Ingenious Pain, was published in 1997 and greeted as the debut of an outstanding new writer. Since then he has gone on to write six highly acclaimed novels, including Pure which won the Costa Book of the Year in 2011. His...