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  • Festival of the Future City

    David Rudlin

    His books include High Street: How Our Town Centres Can Bounce Back from the Retail Crisis and Climax City: Masterplanning and the Complexity of Urban Growth.

  • Hannah Rumble

    Her qualitative research has focused on funeral choices and practices, young peoples’ attitudes to death and dying, funeral poverty, direct cremation, natural/green burial, family dynamics at end of life and bereavement support in extra care settings.   She has worked with commercial, charity and third sector organisations to deliver research projects that inform policy and practice. […]

  • Festival of Economics

    David Runciman

    His books include Where Power Stops, How Democracy Ends, and The Confidence Trap. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books and hosts the weekly podcast Past Present Future. Photo credit: Mark Turner If you buy books linked to our site, we may earn a commission from, whose fees support independent bookshops.

  • Philip Rycroft

    Before taking up this role, he was Second Permanent Secretary at DExEU. Philip was appointed Second Permanent Secretary, Head of UK Governance Group in the Cabinet Office in June 2015, with responsibility for constitutional and devolution issues, and retains this role. From 2012 to 2015 he was the Director General in the Deputy Prime Minister’s […]

  • Dee Ryding

    She was National Celebrant of the Year in 2014, and nominated as Most Promising New Funeral Director in 2016. More recently, Ryding was named as one of Bristol’s Changemakers for her work in funeral care.

  • Festival of Economics

    Chris Salisbury

    He has published 5 books and over 230 research papers on the broad topic of how to improve provision of primary care. He has conducted several high-profile evaluations of new models of care, such as changes in out-of-hours arrangements, NHS walk-in centres, GPs with Special Interests, telehealth for chronic disease management, and the potential of […]

  • Hillary Schieve

    Hillary Schieve was elected as Reno’s Mayor on November 4, 2014. She was sworn in on November 12, 2014, as the 28th Mayor of the City of Reno. Prior to being elected Mayor, Schieve was elected as At-Large Reno City Council Member. Schieve is a registered non-partisan and is not affiliated with any political party.  […]

  • Colin Ward

    Sophie Scott-Brown

    She is the author of The Histories of Raphael Samuel (2017) and Colin Ward and the Art of Anarchy (2022).

  • Richard Sennett

    His books include The Hidden Injuries of Class, The Fall of Public Man, The Corrosion of Character, The Culture of the New Capitalism, The Craftsman and Building and Dwelling. Sennett has advised the United Nations on urban issues for the past thirty years and currently serves as member of the UN Committee on Urban Initiatives. […]

  • Samira Shackle

    She is currently based in London, but travels overseas frequently – in addition to writing about the UK, she has been reporting on Pakistan since 2011, and has also worked in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kenya and Nigeria. She is the former editor of the New Humanist magazine and regular contributor to the Guardian’s Long Read […]

  • Johanna Sieben

    Johanna is passionate about generating large impact via small-scale projects and about the question of how (creative) change can be implemented to create better lives for many. Changing the ways we work together is one of the fields she has dedicated a lot of her time in the past: from agile project management to scrum […]

  • Paul Smith

    Paul Smith

    Paul Smith served as a Bristol City Councillor from 1988 to 1999, when he was chair of the Environmental, Health, Land and Property and Leisure Services committees, and 2016 to 2020 when he was Cabinet Member for Homes and Communities. Paul previously worked for the National Housing Federation and is now Chief Executive of Elim Housing. […]

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