Professor Alister McGrath
Dr. Steven Shakespeare
He is a fellow of the prestigious Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and Patron of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals.
Professor Tom Greggs
Professor Keith Ward
Dr. John Frye
Dr. Stephen Law
Dr. Julian Baggini
Dr. Tim Mawson
Dr. Mark Lewney
“A cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix”
“A gust of fresh air” Times Higher Education Supplement
Dr. Andrew Pinsent
Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Religion and Science, Oxford University
Dr Andrew Pinsent is project leader on a $2.5M project creating teaching resources for schools. He is a popular speaker and regularly invited into schools. He is a fomer particle physicist at CERN, being a named author on thirty-one papers of the DELPHI experiment and a current member of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics. Dr Pinsent has a second doctorate in Philosophy, a degree in Theology, and is currently the Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, a Research Fellow of Harris-Manchester College and a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University.
Professor Roger Scruton
The late Roger Scruton was a philosopher and public commentator. He was widely published with popular works such ‘I Drink Therefore I am’; ‘A Philosopher’s Guide to Wine’ and ‘The Uses of Pessimism’. As a political and cultural commentator he was often interviewed on TV and was famously outspoken with views which never failed to challenge public perceptions. He was a fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and of the British Academy and a visiting professor at the University of St Andrews and Oxford University. Professor Scruton had an enduring interest in gifted education and ran an exclusive ‘conversation’ group for students who really want to think, and not just to pass exams, at Oxford University. He was patron of the UK Philosothon movement where students still meet to have conversations about big ideas.
“There are few more valuable thinkers in Britain – or indeed, the world – today.” – Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times.
Professor Raymond Tallis
Professor Raymond Tallis was identified by the Economist magazine as one of the world’s leading polymaths. He began his academic life at Oxford University, where he studied Medicine, before working as a physician and clinical scientist. He is now a full-time writer with 23, mainly philosophy, books to his name; a poet, with 3 published volumes; and a novelist. A recent work ‘Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity’ (2011) was a Guardian Book of the Year. Professor Tallis is also a widely respected academic and cultural critic with over two hundred scientific articles and in addition many pieces published in magazines and newspapers such as Prospect and The Times Literary Supplement. He is a well known humanist, of great intellectual pedigree, famous for his engaging and inspiring talks. This is an opportunity not to be missed by all who are serious about understanding and cultivating gifted students in our schools.
“One of the most intriguing figures in the current intellectual scene.” – The Times Higher Education Supplement
Professor Daphne Hampson
Professor Johannes Zachhuber
Jeffrey has organised and lectured at the annual ‘Gifted & Talented’ student conferences for senior students throughout Australia and New Zealand, which since 2010 has provided over 15,000 gifted students with a stimulating day of extension thinking activities. He has also lectured at the Gifted & Talented study days for senior students in Oxford, Cambridge, London and in other major centres throughout the UK.
A prolific and popular writer, Jeffrey has written 11 books, including the best selling ‘Sportsmind – An Athlete’s Guide to Super-performance through Mental & Emotional Training’, and ‘Champion Thoughts, Champion Feelings’, and has contributed informative articles to numerous sports magazines and newspapers including Australian Tennis, Golf Australia, Pistol Australia, Blitz, Sports Coach, Ultrafit and many others.
He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters Degree with Honours in Social Science, as well as educational qualifications from both Melbourne University and the University of New England. He is a NLP Master Practitioner, and his landmark thesis involving 1,158 athletes from 32 different sports established the effectiveness of NLP techniques for mental skills training in sport, and he was among the first trainers in the world to adapt and apply NLP methodology to sports performance enhancement.