Headmaster of Warminster School since September 2006, Martin Priestley studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Pembroke College, Oxford before embarking on a brief and undistinguished career in the Civil Service. Coming to his senses, he taught first in tutorial colleges in London before moving to Uppingham School, where he taught Politics and Economics, and then to Warminster School, as Headmaster.
David Chandler teaches adults to paint and draw and more than eighty students attend his regular art classes, in Frome and Bath. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK, is a guest teacher at Dillington House in Somerset and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy and Switzerland since 1999. He has painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivers over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. David also co-wrote the Sony album PROMISED LAND in 1992, has written documentary for Channel 4, biographical drama and comedy for BBC radio and is the writer and presenter of SEEING THINGS, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for FromeFM. VIOLET PECK, his first venture into juvenile fiction, is available at the Kindle Store.
Toby is 15 year old self-taught photographer.
Alongside teaching and conducting research in diverse schools in the United States and abroad, Willy has been working since 2005 on developing Omprakash (www.omprakash.org), a web-based platform connecting grassroots social projects in over thirty countries with an audience of volunteers, classrooms, and donors that can learn from and support their work. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. His research concerns the qualitative aspects of demand for girls’ schooling in rural Pakistan. Going forward, he hopes to continue broadening the Omprakash network and encouraging new forms of cross-cultural learning and collaboration.
Veronica Hannon runs the independent communications consultancy, Transform Communications Ltd. As an ex-journalist and now adviser to businesses of all shapes and sizes in marketing communications, Veronica works with leaders devising and delivering stand out communication campaigns.
Sam Tarling is a Beirut based photojournalist covering the Middle East.
Sam is currently covering the conflict in Syria. Please take a look at this blog to see some of his work.