Based in St Andrews, The R&A is golf's governing body and organiser of The Open Championship. The R&A is committed to working for golf and operates with the consent of 136 organisations from the amateur and professional game and on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 121 countries.
Based in St Andrews, The R&A organises The Open Championship, major amateur events and international matches. The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the growth of the game internationally and the development and management of sustainable golf facilities. The R&A operates with the consent of 152 organisations from the amateur and professional game and on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 138 countries.RandA.org
TANA RAMSAY is a cookery writer whose work includes four bestselling cookbooks. She has co-presented the food programme 'Market Kitchen' and wowed the viewers with her performances on the hit TV show 'Dancing on Ice'. She lives in London with her husband, Gordon, their four children, and their dog, Rumpole.
Margaret Rand is the former editor of Wine Magazine, Wine & Spirit International and Whisky Magazine. She now writes for The World of Fine Wine, Drinks Business, Decanter and Imbibe among others, and is general editor of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. She has won several Roederer and Lanson awards.
Hazel Raven is a writer, teacher and practitioner of complementary therapies, including crystal therapy and angel healing. She is a founder member and course director of the Hazel Raven College of Bio-dynamics and teaches courses in Archangel Enlightenment Therapy around the world.
Mary Ray has won Crufts obedience championships three times and won every major British dog agility competition. She is the leading authority on freestyle and heelwork to music and regularly appears on television. She is the author of two successful dog training books.
Kathryn Rayward trained as a theatre designer and has been working as an interior designer for the past 10 years. She specialises in taking unloved pieces of furniture and transforming them into one-off 'haute couture' pieces of design using vintage fabric and old painting and gilding techniques. As an interior designer she strives to create interiors for her clients that reflect their personalities. She likes every item within a room to have a 'story' and enjoys helping clients to find exciting pieces for their homes. She has appeared on Grand Designs Indoors (C4), Real Rooms (BBC1), she is the design face of UKTV Style where she presented Room Rivals, Design ER, Buying Style, Style File, and Get the Look. She is one of the main designers on the hugely successful series 60 Minute Makeover (ITV). She lives in Brighton.
Paula Reed is Global Style Director for the Harvey Nichols chain of up-market department stores. Before that, she was the style director at Grazia, the bestselling fashion weekly, for seven years. She is also a former columnist for the US edition of InStyle magazine and her career has included fashion or style director positions at several magazines and newspapers, including the Sunday Times and InStyle. Her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, Elle and The Times. She is the author of Style Clinic and Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and lives and works in London.
As an expert in his field, Paul's award-winning landscape and travel photography is used by some of the top brands around the world, including British Airways, Hyatt, Ford, Harper's Bazaar and many more. Paul's roles as a SanDisk storyteller and Phase One Ambassador ensure he's experienced in teaching at all levels of ability with great success, whether you are just starting out with a new camera or an accomplished professional.
Leon Restaurants Ltd
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good. When Henry Dimbleby, John Vincent and Allegra McEvedy opened their first restaurant, on London's Carnaby Street in July 2004, their aim was to change the face of fast food. Six months after opening, Leon was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain at the Observer Food Monthly Awards (by a judging panel that included Rick Stein, Gordon Ramsay, Nigel Slater, Heston Blumenthal, Ruth Rogers and Jay Rayner). There are now 21 restaurants serving over 70,000 people a week.Leon's bestselling books include Leon Naturally Fast Food and the recently published Leon Fast Vegetarian.
Francesca Riccomini is an experienced veterinarian and pet behaviour counsellor. She is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist and a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and the Feline Advisory Bureau's Behaviour Expert Panel. As well as specialising in the treatment of problems related to companion animal behaviour, Francesca lectures and writes articles for a range of publications aimed at owners and those working with cats. She is the author of Know Your Cat and Cat Care Essentials for Hamlyn and co-author with Claire Arrowsmith of What if My Cat?
Sam Rice's career has taken her from management consultant and travel business owner, to sommelier, wine columnist and more recently, food writer. Following the premature death of her youngest brother, who suffered from type 1 diabetes, she decided to overhaul her diet in the interests of living a longer and healthier life. She wrote about the process in her book The Happy Eater, 4 Weeks to a Better Relationship with Food, which was self-published in 2014.Sam, 47, now lives in Bali with her husband and two children.
Dr Richard Woolfson
This book includes various contributors from the Practical Parenting expert panel:Dr Richard Woolfson, Anne Richley, Annette Maloney, Dr Rana Conway, Dr Lowri Kew, Siobhan O'Reilly, Charlotte Pearson, Ceri Roberts, Rachel Delahaye, Johanna Payton.Biographies of main contributors.Dr Richard Woolfson is a child psychologist and a regular writer for Practical Parenting. He is also the author of many books, including Bright Baby, Bright Toddler, Bright Child, Small Talk, Why do Kids Do That?, What is My Baby Thinking? and Happy Child, all published by Hamlyn.Anne Richley is a community midwife and a regular contributor to Practical Parenting. She has two children.Annette Maloney is a health visitor with over 15 years' experience, who regularly advises readers of Practical Parenting in her Questions and Answers feature.Dr Rana Conway is a registered public health nutritionist with more than 14 years' experience and is an expert on healthy eating for all the family.Dr Lowri Kew, Practical Parenting's expert doctor, has been practising for 13 years. She is mother to three boys.
Sir Richard Francis Burton
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. His best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights, and bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English - thereby introducing the world to what is now regarded as a standard work on human sexual behaviour. Following a career in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War), he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led the expedition guided by the locals that discovered Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood in 1886.
Bernard Richards is an Emeritus Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was the Fellow in English from 1972 to 1996. He is the author of English Poetry of the Victorian Period in the Longman Literature in English series, and has edited Henry James' The Spoils of Poynton (World's Classics) and The Princess Casamassima (Everyman). He is the author of more than 350 scholarly articles and reviews, ranging from John Donne to 20th-century authors. His most recent work is a chapter on unwritten Ruskin for the forthcoming Ruskin Companion (Cambridge University Press). He is also currently printing (privately) Praeterita Continued, a completion of Ruskin's unfinished autobiography.
Ian Ridpath is a full-time writer, broadcaster and lecturer on astronomy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the Association of British Science Writers. A former editor of Popular Astronomy, he is a regular contributor to Astronomy Now. Ian Ridpath's many books include Collins Guide to Stars and Planets, Gem Stars and The Monthly Sky Guide. He is also the editor of the highly respected Norton's Star Atlas - a must-have publication for most practical astronomers - and the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy.
Simon Rimmer is a popular TV chef and co-presenter on Channel Four's Sunday Brunch. He previously presented BBC Two's much-loved Sunday morning staple Something for the Weekend and has appeared as a presenter/chef on BBC Two's Recipes for Success, BBC Good Food Live, A Taste For Travel, Food Fighters, Great British Waste Menu, Meals in Minutes, Simon Rimmer's Dinners, ITV's Grubs Up and UKTV's Local Food Heroes. Simon is chef patron of two award winning restaurants in Manchester, Greens and Earle. He is the author of The Accidental Vegetarian, More From the Accidental Vegetarian, Rebel Cook and Something for the Weekend.
Sara Rittershausen is the proprietor of Burnham Nurseries in Devon and writes for the National Orchid Journal and many other publications.Location: Devon, UK
Brian Rittershausen has been writing and lecturing for many years and is an active member of the Royal Horticultural Society's Orchid Committee.
David Roberts was Managing Editor on more than 20 music reference book projects at Guinness World Records including British Hit Singles & Albums and Rockopedia. In 2006 he was appointed consultant, writer and film maker to the British Music Experience visitor attraction at London's O2. He is the author of the British and Irish music locations book, Rock Atlas.