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Courtauld alumni of all generations have gone on to find remarkable success in any number of fields.  From their successes as museum directors, curators, academics and conservators, as well as lawyers, publishers, journalists, musicians, politicians and teachers, our graduates are proof that a Courtauld degree is excellent preparation for the future.

While the success stories of alumni could fill a book, examples of some of our most distinguished graduates are listed below.

Selected List of Alumni of the Courtauld Institute of Art

Critics and presenters

Gabriel Coxhead, Journalist, critic and curator


distinguished alumni Andrew Graham Dixon

Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art critic and presenter


Nick Hackworth, Art critic and founder, Paradise Row


Tim Marlow, Presenter and Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Art


Brian Sewell
Brian Sewell, Art critic (1931-2015)


Alastair Sooke
Alastair Sooke, Art critic and presenter

Dealers and gallerists

Brian Allen, Chairman, Hazlitt Gooden and Fox


Dany ArdouinHelly Nahmad

Dany Ardouin, Director, Helly Nahmad Gallery


John Austin, Director, Austin Desmond Fine Art


Charles Beddington, Director, Beddington Fine Art


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Jack Bell, Founder, Jack Bell Gallery


Kristine Bell

Kristine Bell, Director and Partner, Zwirner & Wirth



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Josephine Breese and Henry Little, Directors, Breese Little Gallery


Sam Chatterton Dickson, Director, Lisson Gallery


Bona Colonna Montagu, Director, Skarstedt Gallery


Elizabeth Denny

Elizabeth Denny, Director, Denny Gallery


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Emmanuel di Donna, Director, Blain | DiDonna


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Mira Dimitrova, Director, Robilant + Voena


Marc Domenech-Tomas, Owner, Galeria Marc Domenech


John Elderfield
John Elderfield, Chief Curator, Painting & Sculpture and Consultant, Gagosian Gallery


EdelAssanti gallery
Jeremy Epstein, Director, Edel Assanti Gallery


ReginaGallery
Romilly Eveleigh, Director, Regina Gallery


VictoriaMiro
Paula Feldman Sankoff, Director & Head of Sales Department, Victoria Miro


Sam Fogg, Owner, Samuel Fogg Ltd


Michael GoedhuisMichael Goedhuis
Michael Goedhuis, Owner, Michael Goedhuis Limited


Cornelia Grassi, Director, Greengrassi


Beth Greenacre (left)
Beth Greenacre, Director, Rokeby Gallery


ANgus HaldaneHaldane Fine Art
Angus Haldane, Founder, Haldane Fine Art


Hauser and Wirth
Sara Harrison, Senior Director, Hauser & Wirth, London


JamesHymanGallery
James Hyman, Director, James Hyman Gallery


Gilbert Guy Lloyd (left)
Gilbert Guy Lloyd, Director, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd


DanielKatz
Stuart Lochhead, Director, Daniel Katz Ltd


Alma Luxembourg
Alma Luxembourg, Partner, Luxembourg & Dayan


Patrick Matthiesen Mattheisen Fine Art
Patrick Matthiesen, Director, Matthiesen Fine Art Ltd


Lucy Mitchell-Inness
Lucy Mitchell-Inness, Director, Mitchell-Inness & Nash


Emmanuel Moatti, Founder, Moatti Masters Contemporary


Helly Nahmad
Helly Nahmad, Owner, Helly Nahmed Gallery


Flavia Ormond

Flavia Ormond, Owner/Director, Flavia Ormond Fine Arts


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Tania Sutton, Director, Osborne Samuel


Lisson Gallery
Joanna Thornberry, Director, Lisson Gallery


Emily Tsingou, Owner, Emily Tsingou Fine Arts


Leslie WaddingtonWaddingtonGalleries
Leslie Waddington, Director, Waddington Galleries


Helen Waters, Director, Alan Cristea Gallery


Clovis Whitfield, Owner, Whitfield Fine Art Ltd


Max Wigram
Max Wigram, Director, Max Wigram Gallery

Artists and architects

Ron Bloore

Ron Bloore, Canadian abstract artist and teacher (1925-2009)


Jeremy Deller
Jeremy Deller, 2004 Turner Prize Winner; 2013 UK Representative, Venice Biennale


Giacomo Faludi, Architect (1899-1991)


Alan Halliday, Artist


Chris Kenny
Chris Kenny, Artist


Jeff Wall
Jeff Wall, Artist

Art historians and academics

University-of-Essex

Dawn Ades, Professor Emeritus, History & Theory of Art, University of Essex


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Wendy Baron, Art Historian and Former Director, Government Art Collection


Kathy Battista sothebys
Kathy Battista, Program Director, Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute, New York


Alan Bowness Tate Britiain
Alan Bowness, art critic, academic and former Director of Tate


Christopher Breward EdinburghCollegeofArt
Christopher Breward, Principal of Edinburgh College of Art & Vice Principal
Creative Industries and Performing Arts, University of Edinburgh


norman brysonUniofCaliforniaSanDiego
Norman Bryson, Professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego


Oxford Univ
Malcolm Bull, Professor of Art, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford


Rafael Cardoso
Rafael Cardoso, Brazilian writer and art historian


Nigel CarringtonUAL London
Nigel Carrington, Vice Chancellor, University of the Arts London


Peter CherryTrinitycollegedublin
Peter Cherry, Lecturer & Head of Art History Department, Trinity College Dublin


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T J Clark, Professor Emeritus Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley


Robin Cormack, classicist and Byzantine art historian


David CottingtonKingstonUniversityNEWlog
David Cottington, Professor of Modern Art History, Kingston University, London


Ilia Doronchenkov
Ilia Doronchenkov, Dean, History of Art, European University at St. Petersburg


Tamar Garb
Tamar Garb, Durning Lawrence Professor of History of Art, University College London


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Cesar Guillen Nunez, Research Fellow and Art Historian, Macau Ricci Institute


Jos Hackforth-Jonessothebys
Jos Hackforth-Jones, Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London


Mark Hallett
Mark Hallett, Director of Studies, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art


Charles Hope, Art Historian and Former Director, Warburg Institute


Deborah HowardCambridge University
Deborah Howard, Professor Emerita Art History, University of Cambridge


Neil Jackson
Neil Jackson, Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture, University of Liverpool


Wu Jinding, Pre-eminent Chinese archaeologist (1901–1948)


Mark JonesOxford Univ
Mark Jones, Master of St Cross College, Oxford


Holger Kleincolumbia
Holger Klein, Department Chair and Professor of Art History, Columbia University


Edward Lilley
Edward Lilley, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol (retired)


Marco Livingstone
Marco Livingstone, Art Historian and Curator


Lydia Matthews
Lydia Matthews, Professor of Visual Culture, The New School of Design


Andrew Morrall, Professor & Director of Doctoral Studies, Bard Graduate Center


John OniansUnivEastAnglia
John Onians, Professor Emeritus of World Art, University of East Anglia


John OsborneCarletonUni
John Osborne, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Carleton University


Catherine Petitgas
Catherine Petitgas, Art Historian


Joachim Pissarro
Joachim Pissarro, Professor of Art History & Director of Galleries, Hunter College


Griselda Pollock, Art historian


Liz Prettejohn, Head of Department & Professor of History of Art, University of York


Lady Jane Roberts
Lady Jane Roberts, Former Print Room Curator & Royal Librarian, Windsor Castle


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Irit Rogoff, Professor of Visual Cultures, Goldsmith’s College, University of London


Mary Rozellsothebys
Mary Rozell, Director, Art Business Programme, Sotheby’s Institute, New York


Patricia Rubin
Patricia Rubin, Director, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University


Magda Salvesen
Magda Salvesen, Adjunct Professor, NYU; Curator of the Jon Schueler Estate


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David Solkin, Dean and Deputy Director, Courtauld Institute of Art


Mary Anne Stevens, Art Historian and Curator


Ann Sutherland Harris
Ann Sutherland Harris, Professor of History of Art, University of Pittsburgh


Adriana Turpin IESA -The Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts


Alister Warman, former Principal, Byam Shaw School of Art


Jonathan WoodhamUniversityofBrighton
Jonathan Woodham, Director,Centre for Research & Development, University of Brighton


Joyce Zemans, Director of MBA Arts and Media, York University, Toronto

Arts organisation directors

 

Noah Charney

Noah Charney, Editor in Chief, The Association for Research into Crimes against Art


Andrew Derrick
Andrew Derrick, Director, The Architectural History Practice


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Emma Dexter, Director, Visual Arts, The British Council


Stephanie Dieckvoss
Stephanie Dieckvoss, Independent Arts Management Consultant and Lecturer at Central Saint Martins


Caroline DouglasCotemporaryartsociety
Caroline Douglas, Director, Contemporary Art Society


Heather Ewing
Heather Ewing, Executive Director, Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), New York


Katya Garcia-Anton
Katya Garcia-Anton, Director, Office for Contemporary Art, Norway


Jonathan Foyle
Jonathan Foyle, CEO, World Monuments Fund Britain


RoseLee Goldberg, Art historian and founder of Performa


Noah Horowitz
Noah Horowitz, Director Americas, Art Basel, Miami


Belinda KiddBathFestivals

Belinda Kidd, Chief Executive, Bath Festivals


Ezra Konvitz
Ezra Konvitz, Co- Founder, ArtStack


Claire MarmionHavenartgroup
Claire Marmion, Owner, Haven Art Group


Chris PensaLoveArtLondon
Chris Pensa, Owner, Love Art London


Rebecca Davies
Rebecca Davies, Chief Executive, LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antique Dealers)


Stacy Tenenbaum Stark, Executive Director, Foundation for Contemporary Arts


Ruth Ur, Head of Arts and Development, British Council

Auction house professionals

Richard Aronowitz-Mercersothebys

Richard Aronowitz-Mercer, Head of Restitution, Sotheby’s London


Denise Bethel
Denise Bethel, Independent Art Advisor


Oliver Barkersothebys
Oliver Barker, Deputy Chairman, Europe; Senior International Specialist, Contemporary
Art, Sotheby’s


Alexander Brancziksothebys
Alexander Branczik, Senior Director, Head of Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s London


Laura Doyle
Laura Doyle, Doyle New York, Auctioneers and Appraisers


RM Smythe

Diana Herzog, President, RM Smythe


Alexander Kadersothebys
Alexander Kader, Director and Head of European Sculpture, Sotheby’s London


Michael Macaulaysothebys
Michael Macaulay, Vice President and Head of Evening Sale, Contemporary Art,
Sotheby’s New York


Clare McKeonClare Mckeon Designs
Clare McKeon, Founder, Clare McKeon Designs


Claude Pieningsothebys
Claude Piening, Senior Director, 19 th Century European Paintings, Sotheby’s London


Christina Prescott-Walkersothebys
Christina Prescott-Walker, SVP & Department Director, Chinese Works of Art, Sotheby’s


Simon Shawsothebys
Simon Shaw, SVP and Head of Impressionist and Modern Art, Sotheby’s New York


David Silcoxsothebys
David Silcox, Vice-President & Chairman of Advisory Board, Sotheby’s Canada


Jonathan StoneChristies
Jonathan Stone, Managing Director & International business director, Christie’s Asia


Ralph TaylorBonhams
Ralph Taylor, European Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Bonham’s


Aleksandra Todorovicsothebys
Aleksandra Todorovic, Director/Head of Research, Impressionist & Modern, Sotheby’s


Juan VarezChristies
Juan Varez, Managing Director, Christie’s Spain

Business and law

Erica Bolton, Founding Partner, Bolton & Quinn


David Freud, Director, Freud Limited


Lorna Harrington
Lorna Harrington, Director, Barrett, Corp & Harrington Ltd


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Georgiana Head, Founding Director, Georgiana Head Recruitment


Arttours

James McDonaugh, Owner, Art Tours Ltd


Daniel McCleanHowardKennedyLLP
Daniel McClean, Consultant, Howard Kennedy LLP


Martin Randalllogo_194-Logo-Martin-Randall
Martin Randall, Chief Executive, Martin Randall Travel Ltd


Calum Sutton
Calum Sutton, President and CEO, Calum Sutton PR

Conservation experts

Aviva BurnstockCourtauld logo
Aviva Burnstock, Head of Conservation and Technology, The Courtauld


Steven Gayler, Associate Conservator, Modern Art Conservation


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Lynne Harrison, Senior Conservator, The British Museum


Narayan KhandekarHarvardartmuseum
Narayan Khandekar Director, Harvard University Art Museums


Thomas Learner
Thomas Learner, Head of Contemporary Art Research, Getty Conservation Institute


Sally Lescher, Founder & Fine Art Advisor, Conservation Management Ltd


Alison Lister
Alison Lister, Director and Principal Conservator, Textile Conservation Ltd


Ian McClureYaleUniartgallery
Ian McClure, Chief Conservator, Yale University Art Gallery


Ann-Marie Miller
Ann-Marie Miller, Book Conservator, Codex Conservation


Michael Alan Miller
Michael Alan Miller, Associate Conservator, Metropolitan Museum of Art


Sophie PlenderNational portrait gallery
Sophie Plender, Senior Conservator, National Portrait Gallery & Dulwich Picture Gallery


National gallery of Scotland
Lesley Stevenson, Senior Paintings Conservator, National Galleries of Scotland


Katherine StonorTagerStonerRichardson
Katherine Stonor and Sharon Tager, Founders & Directors, Tager Stonor Richardson


Joyce TownsendTate Britain
Joyce Townsend, Senior Conservation Scientist, Tate


Rachel TurnbullEnglish Heritage Logo
Rachel Turnbull, Senior Collections Conservator, English Heritage

Entertainment and music industry

Simon Banner, Life Coach and Writer


Edie Campbell
Edie Campbell, Fashion model


Shaun Davey
Shaun Davey, Composer


Vincent Price
Vincent Price, Actor (1911-1993)


Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross, Musician, 2010 Academy Award, Original Soundtrack, The Social Network

Gallery, museum and heritage directors and senior curators

FrankLloydWrightTrust

David Bagnall, Curator and Director of Interpretation, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust


Christopher Bedford
Christopher Bedford, Director, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis


hepworthwakefieldAndrew Bonacina, Chief Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield


Bruce BoucherFralinmuseumofart
Bruce Boucher, Director, The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia


Fiona Bradleyfruitmarket gallery logo
Fiona Bradley, Director, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh


Christopher BrownAshmolean-logo-with-text[1]
Christopher Brown, Former Director, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford


Richard-Calvocoressi  Gagosian
Richard Calvocoressi, Director and Senior Curator, Gagosian


Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell, Director and CEO, Metropolitan Museum of Art


Timothy CliffordNational gallery of Scotland
Timothy Clifford, Former Director, National Galleries of Scotland


Lynne Cook
Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery, USA


Tarnya CooperNational portrait gallery
Tarnya Cooper, Chief & 16 Century Curator, National Portrait Gallery


Suzanne Cotter
Suzanne Cotter, Director, Serralves Museum, Porto


Nicholas CullinanNational portrait gallery
Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery



Penelope Curtis, Director, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon


Maurice Davies, Senior Research Fellow, Kings College London


Anne D'Harnoncourt
Anne D’Harnoncourt, Former Director, Philadelphia Museum of Art (1943 – 2008)


David Elliott
David Elliott, Former Director, Istanbul Modern Art Museum and independent curator


Anita Feldman
Anita Feldman, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs, San Diego Museum of Art


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Kaywin Feldman, Director and President, Minneapolis Institute of Arts


Gabriele Finaldi
Gabriele Finaldi, Director, National Gallery


Paul Greenhalgh
Paul Greenhalgh, Director, Sainsbury Centre of the Visual Arts


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William Griswold, Director, The Cleveland Museum of Art


Simon Groom
Simon Groom, Director, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art


Christoph Grunenberg
Christoph Grunenberg, Director, Kunsthalle Bremem


Jenny Harper
Jenny Harper, Director, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand


Jennifer Harristhewhitworth
Jennifer Harris, Deputy Director, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester


Athalsteinn Ingolfsson, Director, Museum of Design & Applied Art, Iceland


Nicola Kalinskybarberinstitute
Nicola Kalinsky, Director, Barber Institute of Fine Arts


Timothy Knoxfitzwilliammuseumcambridge
Timothy Knox, Director, The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge


Janet Landay
Janet Landay, Project Director, College Art Association


Eric M.LeeKimbellartmuseum
Eric M. Lee, Director, The Kimbell Art Museum


John LeightonNational gallery of Scotland
John Leighton, Director General, National Galleries of Scotland


Knut Ljogodt
Knut Ljogodt, Director, Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromso


Neil MacGregorBritishMuseum
Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum (retiring autumn 2015)


Simon MartinPallant House Gallery
Simon Martin, Artistic Director, Pallant House Gallery


Ian McClure
Ian McClure, Former Director, Hamilton Kerr Institute


Avenal McKinnonNZportraitgallery
Avenal McKinnon, Director, New Zealand Portrait Gallery


David McTavish
David McTavish, Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre (1943 – 2014)


Christopher Monkhouse

Christopher Monkhouse, Eloise W. Martin Curator & Chairman, Art Institute of Chicago


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Caroline Morey, Head of Arts Council Collections, Southbank Centre, London


Jessica Morgan
Jessica Morgan, Director, Dia Art Foundation (from January 2015)


Frances MorrisTate Britain
Frances Morris, Director of International Collections, Tate Modern


Bera Nordal
Bera Nordal, Museum Director, The Nordic Watercolour Museum


Karsten Ohrt
Karsten Ohrt, Chairman, New Carlsberg Foundation & New Carleberg Glyptothek


Dr Hans Ottomeyer
Hans Ottomeyer, Director of Deutsches Historisches Museum


Ratan Parimoo
Ratan Parimoo, Director, LD Museum and NC Metha Gallery


Portrait of Nicholas Penny, Director of The National Gallery. Photographed on his second day in post on the balcony of Annenberg Court.

Nicholas Penny, Former Director, National Gallery London


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Carolyn Peter, Director and Curator, Laband Art Gallery, Los Angeles


Eliza Rathbone
Eliza Rathbone, Chief Curator Emerita, Phillips Collection, Washington DC


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Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery, London


Matthew Rowe
Matthew Rowe, Former Director, firstsite Contemporary Visual Arts, Colchester


William RudolphSanAntonioMuseumofArt
William Rudolph, Mellon Chief Curator & Curator of American Art, San Antonio Museum
of Art


Xavier Salomon
Xavier Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, The Frick Collection, New York


Jennifer Scott
Jennifer Scott, Director, Holburne Museum of Art


Nicholas SerotaTate Britain
Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate


Desmond Shawe-TaylorRoyal Collection
Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, Royal Collection


Alan Shestack
Alan Shestack, Deputy Director & Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art, Washington


Laurence SillarsBaltic centre
Laurence Sillars, Chief Curator, BALTIC Centre, Newcastle


Alexander SturgisAshmolean-logo-with-text[1]
Alexander Sturgis, Director, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford


Jean Sutherland Boggs
Jean Sutherland Boggs, first female Director of both the National Gallery of Canada and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1922-2014)


Luke Syson
Luke Syson, Iris and B Gerald Cantor Chairman, European Sculpture and Decorative
Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor, Director, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College


Matthew Teitelbaum
Matthew Teitelbaum, Director, Boston Museum of Fine Arts


Simon Thurley
Simon Thurley, Senior Research Fellow, The Institute of Historical Research


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Ernst Vegelin van Claerbergen, Head of The Courtauld Gallery


Malcolm WarnerLaguna Art Museum
Malcolm Warner, Executive Director, Laguna Art Museum


John Wilson, Director, Timkin Museum of Art


Matthias Winner, Director, Bibliotheca Hertziana


Gugenheim

Ari Wiseman, Deputy Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Publishers, journalists and editors

Simon Badley

Simon Bradley, Editor, Pevsner Architectural Guides


David Cohen
David Cohen, Editor/Publisher, Art Critical Online


Jacky Kleinphaidonpress
Jacky Klein, Commissioning Editor, Phaidon


Anael Pigeat, Editor, Art Press


art newspaperCristina Ruiz, Editor at Large, The Art Newspaper


Anthony Rushton

Anthony Rushton, Former Art Editor of Private Eye (retired)


Robin Simon
Robin Simon, Founding editor, British Art Journal


Anna Somers Cocksart newspaper
Anna Somers Cocks, Founder Editor, The Art Newspaper & Group Editorial Director,
Umberto Allemendi Publishing


Peifen Sung
Peifen Sung, Founder, Peifen Fine Art


Sophy ThompsonThamesandHudson
Sophy Thompson, Publishing Director, Thames & Hudson


Peter Trippi
Peter Trippi, Editor, Fine Art Connoisseur & Former Director, Dahesh Museum

Writers

Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner, Booker Prize-winning novelist and art historian


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Nell Dunn, Writer


Lucy Ellmann
Lucy Ellmann, Novelist


Lavinia Greenlaw
Lavinia Greenlaw, Poet & novelist


Alexandra Harris
Alexandra Harris, Writer, winner of 2010 Guardian First Book Award


Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris, Children’s Book Author, Carnegie Medal Winner


Nicole Krauss
Nicole Krauss, Novelist


Iain Sinclair
Iain Sinclair, Writer and filmmaker


John Russell Taylor
John Russell Taylor, film critic and author


Giles Waterfield
Giles Waterfield, Novelist and Associate Scholar, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Government

Nicky Gavron

Nicky Gavron, Deputy Mayor of London, 2004-2008


Nancy Lee Johnson
Nancy Lee Johnson, Congresswoman from 1983-2007, Connecticut, USA


David Madden
David Madden, Former British Ambassador to Greece from 1999-2004


Claire Marmion
Claire Pillman, Director, Department for Culture, Media and Sport


Colin Roberts
Colin Roberts, Governor, Falkland Islands

Royalty

Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Member of the Royal Family of Jordan


Narisa Chakrabongse
Narisa Chakrabongse, Member of the Royal Family of Thailand

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