Frances Case started her food writing career in food and drink magazines and has since contributed to television and radio programmes and major brands as well as several publications including The Guardian.Her experience of food ranges all over the world, from deli counters in London to buying from Parisian charcuteries, Sri Lankan market stalls and Kenyan fishermen.
Richard Cavendish is a historian of ideas and an authority on Britain's historic heritage. He writes a regular monthly column in History Today magazine and has just completed a book on the kings and queens of Britain for David and Charles. He edited The Encyclopaedia of the Unexplained and the partwork Encyclopaedia of the Supernatural: Man, Myth, and Magic, republished in 21 volumes in the US in 1995). He is the author of A Guidebook to Prehistoric england, was for several years editor of Out of Town magazine and planned, contributed to, and edited numerous guidebooks to Britain for the Automobile Association as well as an A-Z Gazetteer to Britain.
Jack Challoner studied physics at Imperial College, London, and teacher training at Kingston-upon-Thames. He worked in the Education Unit of the Science Museum, London, where mostof his time was spent explaining science directly to visitors. Jack has written nearly 30 books onscience and technology for all ages, and has acted as consultant science editor on many others.
Beth Chatto runs her own Garden and Nursery for Unusual Plants at Elmstead Market near Colchester. Winner of ten Gold Medals at Chelsea, she also holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour and an honorary doctorate from Essex University for her services to horticulture. She is the author of a host of gardening classics and is also co-author of Dear Friend and Gardener, written with her long-standing friend and fellow gardener, Christopher Lloyd.
Dad Says Jokes is a community-run social brand fast approaching 800k followers on Instagram and Facebook, inspired by the daily jokes of author Kit Chilvers' dad, Andrew Chilvers.Every day, followers submit their jokes and the team pick their favourites, or Dad just drops in his own zinger! Kit, an 18-year old social networking mastermind, started his career at the tender age of 14, when he created his original online platform, Football.Newz, to serve audiences for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He has recently added another nine accounts in different genres (of which @DadSaysJokes is one), with over 10 million followers and rising. Kit started his career at social media publisher LADbible and has since gone on to launch his own media company, Pubity Group Ltd.To find out more follow @DadSaysJokes on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Sir Chris Bonington
Sir Chris Bonington is one of the world's most renowned and successful mountaineers. He has experienced much of our planet's extreme weather during his distinguished career, which includes climbing Everest four times
Brian Clegg is an award-winning British science writer and public speaker who has written over 20 popular science books and a growing range of novels. He has also written for a wide range of publications such as Nature, BBC History, The Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Observer, and is the editor of www.popularscience.co.uk. Brian lives in a Wiltshire village with his wife and twin children.
Martin Cohen is a writer, reviewer and editor specialising in popular books in philosophy, social science and politics. Recent projects include How to Live (2014) and Critical Thinking Skills for Dummies (2015). He has written about the politics of the climate change debate and has been invited by the Chinese government to discuss ecological rights and indigenous communities.
Paul Copperwaite is a writer and author of Pop Charts, the much-loved predecessor to Movie Charts. Also featuring contributions from people who couldn't help but doodle during Gone With the Wind.
Peter Cossins is a freelance cycling journalist and former editor of Procycling Magazine. He edited the Official Tour de France guide for the magazine, has been writing and reporting on cycling for over 20 years and has worked on every Tour during that time.
Vybarr Cregan-Reid is an author and academic. He is Reader in English & Environmental Humanities in the School of English at the University of Kent. His most recent book is Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human (Ebury 2016, paperback June 2017), which reviewers called 'delightful', 'impassioned and energetic', and 'a blazing achievement'. He has written widely on the subjects of literature, health, nature and the environment for the BBC, the Guardian, The Independent, The Big Issue, The Telegraph, The Mail, The Washington Post, The I Newspaper, Wanderlust, Literary Review, New Zealand Herald and he has appeared on Radio 4 and Sky News.
Manchester-born Kevin Cummins has an international reputation as one of the world's leading photographers and is famed for his iconic portraits of musicians including Joy Division, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Mick Jagger, Patti Smith and Oasis. These photographs have appeared on magazine covers and in art galleries and museums including the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and in cities including New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Bologna and many others.Chief photographer at the NME for over ten years, Kevin captured some of the best-known images in modern music history - his work has decorated bedroom walls the world over.