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Judit Polgár

In 1991 Judit Polgár became the youngest ever Grandmaster at just 15-year-old. She is generally regarded as the strongest female chess player of all time and in 2001 was proclaimed the Female Chess Player of the Century. At the age of 9, Polgár won her first international tournament in...

Shaolan Hsueh

ShaoLan Hsueh is an entrepreneur, designer and author. She is also the founder and creator of Chineasy which has become one of the most popular methods of learning Chinese outside of Chinese-speaking countries. Her book Chineasy, The New Way to Read Chinese was launched in March 2014 and is...

Pellegrino Riccardi

For the past 30 years, Pellegrino Riccardi has travelled the globe helping people interact more effectively with one another, especially those who work in a multi-cultural environment. Pellegrino was born in the UK in an Italian family, and has lived in Norway for the past 21 years. His multicultural...

William Hague

William Hague, now Lord Hague of Richmond, is a senior British Conservative politician who was the Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) from 1989 to 2015. He also served as Leader of the House of commons from 2014 to 2015, as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs...

Rahul Bose

Rahul Bose is a phenomenally multi-talented individual. He is a famous Indian actor, screenwriter, director, internationally recognised social activist, philanthropist and former Indian rugby union player. Bose delivers talks across the world. His motivational speeches on leadership, life choices, personal success and public commitment have been shared with employees...

Ruby Wax

After arriving in Britain from the United States in 1977 and training as an actress, Ruby Wax began her career with the Royal Shakespeare Company before developing her own brand of highly amusing ‘attitude TV’. In addition to performing and presenting, she has contributed to, written and edited numerous...

Nontombi Tutu

The challenges of growing up as black and female in apartheid South Africa has led Naomi Tutu to her present as an activist for human rights. Those experiences taught her how much we all lose when any of us is judged purely on physical attributes. In her speeches she...

RED HONG YI

‘Red’ Hong Yi is a Malaysian artist-architect who is known as “the artist who likes to paint, but not with paint brushes.” She was given the nickname ‘Red’ because her family name, Hong, sounds like the word ‘red’ in Mandarin. Red’s grandparents and father left Shanghai, China in the ’60s...

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks CBE is widely hailed as one of the best writers of his generation. He has written several bestselling novels, including Birdsong which sold 2 million copies and was identified as one of Britain’s best loved novels, and has reinvented himself novel by novel. He is an inspiring...

Jack Lang

Jack Lang is a French politician and a former French minister, and currently President of the Institut du Monde Arabe. Lang is the only politician to have served in all governments under the presidency of François Mitterrand from 1981 to 1986 and from 1988 to 1993. A graduate of...

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