Stephen Farthing is a painter and the Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor in Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. In 1990, he was elected Master of the Ruskin School of Drawing at the University of Oxford, and a Professional Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. In 1998, he was elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He originally studied at St. Martin's School of Art, London, gaining an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. He has been teaching fine arts since 1977 and his paintings are exhibited in galleries throughout the world.
The late John Fisher was a full-time professional canine behaviourist with a practice in Surrey and a referral clinic in London. He lectured on canine behaviour at the Canine Studies Institute, and was consulted by many official bodies and veterinarians on dog behavioural problems. He was also a founder member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Consultants.
David Floyd has focused an interest in chilli sauces and spicy food into his website, the Chile Foundry (www.chilefoundry.co.uk), which he set up with two friends and which now supplies thousands of people in the UK and Europe with chillies and chilli-related products. He has grown, eaten, cooked and sold a wide range of chillies, created and commissioned chilli products and enjoyed developing people's interest in chillies. His range of chilli products began with a dry spice marinade and now includes the UK's hottest crisps. He has appeared on the BBC's Good Food Live TV programme as a chilli expert. David Floyd is married with two children and lives in Yeovil, Somerset.
Terry Foster is one of the world's leading authorities and collectors of Fender guitars. He lives in America.
Peter Furtado has been the editor of History Today magazine since 1998. He holds degrees in History and Art History from Oxford University and has edited many reference works on world history, including the Atlas of World History which was 'wholly admirable...a great achievement' (Daily Telegraph). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.