has recently been the subject of major articles in the Washington Post, The Independent & The Guardian. Her story is extraordinary. She defected from North Korea aged 13 and is a passionate advocate for freedom.
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is one of London’s most passionate and uber-cool restauranteurs; Jackson talks about food with huge passion and profound knowledge. This is what the Guardian say about his restaurant: The short and simple way of describing Brunswick House Cafe is to say it is perfect.
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talk for the RSA “Free is a Lie” went viral – he is an entrepreneur, digital wizard, creative technologist, a renaissance man with extraordinary plans for the future of digital.
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brought the coffee cafe culture to the UK in the 90’s with her chain Coffee Republic. She sits on the Entrepreneurs Panel for the government and was voted one of the 10 most influential thinkers in the UK alongside Sir Tim Berners Lee, Sahar is also a fantastic speaker and we can’t wait to hear her.
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is 90 years old, she is an Auschwitz survivor who only began to share her story about 10 years ago. She is one of very few survivors in the UK and the author of a remarkable memoir “The Woman Without a Number”
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is an adventurer, author and motivational speaker. Since quitting his life as a couch potato in 2005 Dave got busy, so far completing ten non-motorised journeys each over 1000 miles, including skateboarding across Australia, paddleboarding the Mississippi and swimming the Lower Missouri. He has written 3 books, entertained audiences on 6 continents, broken 8 world records, made hundreds of short films, completed countless quirky projects and is the founder of potential-fulfilling brand SayYesMore.
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won the Costa Book Prize in 2013 with his debut novel, The Shock Of The Fall. It has been translated into 27 languages. Nathan worked part time as a mental health nurse in Bristol and his book’s narrator is a 19 year old boy with schizophrenia. He graduated from Bath Spa University in 2010 with an MA in Creative Writing and is now a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University.
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is 19 years old and is the Labour parliamentary candidate for Bath. He never anticipated a career in politics but first begun to get actively involved around 2 years ago after his experiences living under the Coalition government. Ollie will be addressing the issue of political apathy, he will discuss some of the reasons behind growing disinterest in politics among young people and why he feels so passionately about engaging in the political process.
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is a youth movement aiming to make Bath and North East Somerset more sustainable and a more pleasant place to live. We create, explore, organise and act. Three of the members of Youth Vision will be joining us to talk about why they got involved.
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works with young people in Bath and NE Somerset who can benefit from some extra adult support through their teenage years. We look forward to hearing Bradley Edwards talk about his experience of being mentored.
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is an oceans advocate, skipper and artist. She has rounded the planet on the biofuelled Earthrace boat; organised the largest ever community-led clean-up; and discovered previously unknown oceanic gyres.
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