Aliyah Saleem is a social activist, author and researcher at the House of Lords. She co-founded Faith to Faithless which is a programme at Humanists UK which supports people who have left their religion.
As the Founder & CEO of TechAPTO, Trends on Internet and Tyrelessly, he has advocated and worked to protect the natural environment from various forms of destruction and degradation by harnessing the revolutionary power of digital technology. His efforts have received extensive media coverage and accolades from all over the world including the United Nations in the Youth Solutions Report (Presented at the ECOSOC Forum & United Nations Low Emissions Solutions Conference at COP 22) wherein he was also invited to speak at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.
Mental Health Expert
Having worked in both the public and private sector, she joined the Council in November 2017. Her training background includes psychotherapy and she has also worked with the University Counselling Services for a number of years.
David is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biosciences, Durham University who runs a research group that studies ageing, gut microbes and other aspects of biology using the tiny nematode worm C. elegans. He is a Trustee of the British Society for Research on Ageing and is also developing a spinout company with colleagues to translation of his research.
Emad is a Syrian refugee.
A a 21-year-old Classics student at Durham. He grew up in a rural village in the south, where public transport was rare. As a result of my quiet location, I spent my childhood in search of adventure, sometimes by getting lost in books, sometimes by exploring the lakes, rivers and woods of the valley I grew up in with my brother and my best friend.
At around the age of 15, my brother introduced me to the idea that if you missed the village bus, sticking your thumb out might get you into town more quickly than waiting hours for the next one. Since then, hitchhiking has taken me from my sleepy village to Scotland, Wales, and the Lake District, and introduced me to people with worldviews that have challenged and moulded my own.
Glynis McKinnon Osborne is a successful performance coach and trainer working with businesses of all sizes and sports professionals to increase performance. For over 10 years Glynis has helped people to think more purposefully to become more focused, motivated and deliver more. She comes from County Durham and will be talking to us tomorrow about "5 Ways to Be a Better Communicator." Communication skills are one of the most important life skills to develop and master as it’s applicable in all scenarios from business, to interviews or building better personal relationships.
Medical Physicist/Radiation Therapist and Science Communicator
Sonal is a Medical Physicist/Radiation Therapist and Science Communicator.
Yuki is a 20 year old beatboxer and a student at Durham University. He started beatboxing when he was 16 and he is part of Durham's a capella group Northern Lights.