The Kit Cat Club is grateful to the following:

Evan Davies – Newsnight Presenter and author of ‘Post Truth’
Jeremy Bailenson – Founding Director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Laboratory
Christiane Amanpour – Chief international correspondent for CNN
Helena Morrissey – Co-founder of the 30% Club and author of ‘A Good Time to be A Girl.’
Marcus du Sautoy – Mathematician, broadcaster, author and Professor for the Public Understanding of Science on ‘What We Cannot Know’
Misha Glenny –  Journalist and writer, on Organised Crime Networks
Grayson Perry CBE  – Artist, on Masculinity and being a ‘Typical Man in a Dress.’
Leo Johnson – Author, broadcaster and sustainability expert on ‘The City of the Future’
Panellists: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Underwear: History. Fantasy. Reality….
Edwina Ehrman – Curator of the V&A exhibition ‘Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear’
Samantha Roddick – Founder of Coco de Mer, the British lingerie brand
Soozie Jenkinson – Head of Lingerie Design, Marks & Spencer
Matthew Syed –  Times journalist, broadcaster, table tennis international,and author of ‘Black Box Thinking’
Solange Azagury-Partridge – Jewellery designer
Nick Jones – Founder, the Soho House Group
Christina Lamb – Leading Foreign Correspondent & Bestselling Author
Simon Schama – On his landmark TV series and NPG Exhibition, ‘The Face of Britain’
Jamie Bartlett – Author of ‘The Dark Net’ & Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos.
Rita Clifton CBE – Chair, BrandCap & Former Chair , Interbrand
Peter Williams – Founder & CEO of Jack Wills on ‘Building a Cult Brand’
Nick Davies – Author of ‘Hack Attack’ on ‘Have we got the Press we deserve?’
Dana Thomas – Journalist & New York Times bestselling author on Alexander McQueen & John Galliano
Julia Hobsbawm – Founder, Editorial Intelligence on ‘The 21st Century Woman’s Guide to Networking’
Jamie Byng – Publisher on ‘The Way We Read Now’
Earl Spencer – Historian, author of ‘Killers of the King’, on regicides
Olivia Williams – Journalist and author of ‘Gin Glorious Gin’ on the new ‘Ginaissance’
Hugo Burnand – Photographer
Paul Dolan – Professor of Behavioural Science, LSE, and author of ‘Happiness by Design’
Tom Standage –Digital Editor, The Economist, and author of ‘Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years’
Carl Honoré – Writer, broadcaster ‘In Praise of Slow’
Kate Hobhouse – Chairman, Fortnum & Mason, on three hundred years of retail
Heather McGregor – Author of ‘Careers Advice for Ambitious Women’ and the FT’s ‘Mrs Moneypenny’ Columnist
Will Gompertz – BBC ARTS Editor, Author of ‘What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye
Ruby Wax – Writer, comedian, campaigner on ‘How to Tame your Mind’
Sir David Tang – FT Columnist, Entrepreneur and Founder of Shanghai Tang
John Rushworth – Partner, Pentagram Design – Insights from the Experts
Tristram Stuart – Author of ‘Waste’, on campaigning to make difference
Lawrence Krauss – Astrophysicist, Author of ‘A Universe from Nothing’, on the Higgs Boson and why we are all stardust
Rory Stewart OBE MP – Author, Politician & Former Executive Chairman, Turquoise Mountain Foundation
Jeremy Vine – BBC Journalist &Presenter, and Author of It’s All News to Me’
Cath Kidston MBE – Designer & Entrepreneur – On turning Nostalgia into Contemporary Success
William Sitwell – Editor & Food Writer on ‘A History of Food in 100 Recipes’
Frances Osborne – Author – On Feisty Women in Fact and Fiction
Simon Schama – Historian, writer and broadcaster
Rory Sutherland – Vice Chairman Ogilvy & Mather UK, Spectator columnist
Amanda Foreman – British/American biographer and historian
Paul Rose – TV presenter, Antarctic Base commander, professional diver, mountain and polar guide
Richard Rogers (Baron Rogers of Riverside CH Kt FRIBA) – Leading British Architect
Theo Fennell – Internationally renowned Jewellery Designer
Johnnie Boden – Founder of clothing catalogue Boden
David Abraham – Chief Executive, Channel 4
Philip Mould OBE – Art Dealer specialising in historic portraits, author and broadcaster
Will Hutton – Author of the Fair Pay Review, Chief Executive of The Work Foundation on ‘Fairness’
Kirsty Young – Television and Radio Presenter
Tracy Worcester – Environmental Campaigner, Producer of the documentary Pig Business
Ian Kelly – Actor, Biographer on Casanova
Kinvara Balfour – Style Expert, Contributing Editor on ‘Coolhunting
Willie Harcourt-Cooze Entrepreneur, Chocolatier, broadcaster and author of ‘Willie’s Chocolate Revolution’
Arabella Weir – Author, Actress and Comedien
Baroness Susan Greenfield – Neuroscientist; ‘Is computer and screen culture changing our brains?’
Alastair Fothergill – Award-winning Producer, Director and Presenter of Nature Documentaries
Andrew Rawnsley – Political Commentator, Author & Broadcaster
Brian Eno – Musician, Producer, Campaigner
John Mullan – Academic & Author; ‘Insider Tales from a Booker Prize Judge’
Sir Stuart Rose – Executive Chairman, Marks & Spencer
Camila Batmanghelidjh – Founder and Director of Kids Company
Nicholas Haslam – Interior designer
Nick Clegg – MP for Sheffield Hallam and leader of the Liberal Democrats
Toby YoungJournalist, author of “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” and Free School founder
Sir Tim Rice – Award-winning lyricist
Anya Hindmarch MBE – Award winning Fashion Designer & BFA Designer Brand of the year 2007
Nick Davies – Journalist, Reporter and Feature Writer of the Year and Author of ‘Flat Earth News’
Pilar Ordovas – Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s
A C Grayling – Professor of Philosophy, on what the ‘good’ as in ‘the good life’ really means
Cristina Odone – Editor & writer of The Telegraph’s popular column, “Posh but Poor”
Carol Thatcher – Writer and ‘I’m a Celebrity….’ winner
Geordie Greig – Editor, Tatler on Journalism – from crime reporting to the catwalk’
Dr Olivia Judson – evolutionary biologist and award-winning science journalist, author of ‘Dr Tatiana’s sex advice to all creation’
Alex Brummer – City Editor of the Daily Mail, author of The Crunch: The Scandal of Northern Rock and the Escalating Credit Crisis
Kate ReardonVanity Fair contributing editor, on internet business success and her Top Tips for Girls.
Ophelia Field – Author of The Kit-Cat Club; The fascinating history of the male-only 18th century club that was an unofficial centre of political power
John Micklethwait – Author and Editor of The Economist newspaper
Sahar Hashemi – Coffee Republic co-founder, entrepreneur, best-selling author
Kate Blewett – Documentary filmmaker.  Producer of The Dying Rooms and Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children
Prue Leith OBE – Founder of Leith’s catering, restaurants and cookery school
Nina Grunfeld – Founder of Life Clubs, author of ‘The Big Book of Us’
Simon Woodroffe – Entrepreneur, visionary and founder of Yo! Sushi Restaurants
Ben Fogle – Television presenter and trans-Atlantic rower
Peter York Cultural Commentator, author of the original Sloane Ranger Handbook
Amanda Wakeley – International designer of luxurious, elegant women’s wear
Dylan Jones – Editor of GQ
Dominic Lawson – Columnist, former Editor, Spectator & Sunday Telegraph
Joanna Hardy – Director of Jewellery, Sotheby’s
Bettany Hughes – Historian and Television presenter
Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Collins – made Iraq’s most memorable ‘eve-of-battle’ speech
Charlie Brooks – Broadcaster, ex-jockey and leading trainer
Gavin Pretor-Pinney – Author of cult bestseller ‘Cloudspotting’
Shelly von Strunckel – Astrologer
Richard Young – Photographer/ Paparazzo
Andrea Wulf – Writer on Great Houses and Gardens
Alexandra Shulman – Editor, British Vogue
Sir Peter Hall – Distinguished theatre, opera and film director
Alison Jackson – Artist/Photographer and film-maker
Dr Patrick Dixon Futurist & ‘Global Change Guru’
Peter Oborne – Political Editor, The Spectator, on lies in politics and the press
Zac Goldsmith – Environmentalist & Editor, Ecologist magazine
Ann Widdecombe – MP, broadcaster and writer
Kate Adie – BBC reporter & bestselling author
Octavius Black – Managing Director, The Mind Gym
Santa Montefiore – Bestselling romantic novelist
Sir Simon Jenkins – Editor and writer, author of ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’
Janine di Giovanni – Foreign Correspondent on ‘Women at War’
Ian Marber MBANT Dip ION – Nutritionist, author, broadcaster and health journalist
Tom Parker Bowles – On his ‘Alphabet of Greed’
Simon Sebag Montefiore – Author of ‘Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar’
Jonathan Aitken – Former journalist, businessman, politician & prisoner
Robert McCrum – Literary Editor of The Observer
Libby Purves – Broadcaster, author and presenter of ‘Midweek’
Dr Mo Mowlam – On ‘Lessons learned in Northern Ireland’
John Sweeney – Journalist, on the Sally Clarke & women accused of killing their children
Kate Mosse – Author, broadcaster & co-founder of The Orange Prize for Women’s Fiction.
Lord Brocket – Formerly of Brocket Hall and “I’m a celebrity get me out of here!”
Sally Greene – Owner and Chief Executive of the Old Vic.
Boris Johnson – Editor of The Spectator & Tory MP for Henley.
John Sauven – Director of Campaigns, Greenpeace UK.
Benedict Allen – Author, explorer, TV presenter-filmmaker
Trevor Beattie – Creative Director, TBWA, responsible for ‘Wonderbra’ and ‘fcuk’ campaigns
Deirdre Morgan – On Numerology, Consciousness Reading and the Spiritual Contract;
Sir Bernard Ingham – On ‘The Wages of Spin
Howard Marks – Author, drug smuggler, a.k.a ‘Mr Nice’
Bamber Gascoigne – Author, ‘University Challenge’ host on
Allyson Stewart-Allen – Co-author of ‘Working with Americans’
Julian Fellowes – Actor & Oscar-winner for best original screenplay for ‘Gosford Park’
Brent HobermanCEO and co-founder of
Tracy Edwards MBE – Yachtswoman and skipper of the Maiden
Karen Hale – Image consultant & fashion stylist
Antony Worrall Thompson MOGB, FCHIMA – restaurateur and television chef
Lucia van der Post – Writer and Consultant, on ‘The Meaning of Luxury’
Rosalind Savill – Director, The Wallace Collection
Carole Stone – Author & “Queen of Networking”
Martin Bell OBE – BBC war reporter, author and accidental MP
David Linley – On ‘Design & Detail in the Home’
Professor Lord Robert Winston – Head of Research and Development for Hammersmith Hospital, Labour peer and BBC Science presenter.
Major Ken Hames – Devised & led expedition for Channel 4’s ‘Jungle Janes’ documentary
Pete Cohen – Diet & fitness guru of ‘Lighten Up’
Diana Mawdsley – Freedom campaigner, mother of James Mawdsley (jailed for 415 days in Burma)
Julian Richards – Archaeologist & presenter of BBC’s ‘Meet the Ancestors’
Val Corbett & Joyce Hopkirk – Bestselling novelists who write together as Val Hopkirk
Robert Hardman – Royal correspondent on ‘the British monarchy in the 21st century?’
Kate Carr – Executive Director of Gilda’s Club, London
Celestria Noel – Author, Debrett’s New Guide to the Season, & former Editor of Jennifer’s Diary
Richard Desmond – Founder & Publisher of OK! magazine
Loyd Grossman – On ‘Museums for the New Millennium’
Patrick French – Author of ‘Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer’
Marjorie Wallace – Journalist, campaigner and founder of SANE
Will Hobhouse – Managing Director, Whittard plc
Jancis Robinson – Master of Wine, journalist and broadcaster, on ‘Women and Wine’
Lesley Regan – Professor Obstetrics & Gynaecology, on ‘What every woman needs to know’
Peter Lampl – Entrepreneur turned philanthropist & founder of The Sutton Trust
Gizi Pruthi – Teacher with the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Nigel West – Spy Expert, on ‘Garbo : The most successful double agent ever’
Robin Seiger – Author of ‘Natural Born Winners’
Nicola Horlick Joint Managing Director, Société Générale Asset Management UK
Wally Olins – Co-founder, Wolff Olins, on ‘The future of brands’
Lars Nittve – Director, The Tate Gallery of Modern Art at Bankside
Stephen Bayley – Design Consultant & former Creative Director of the Millennium Dome
Professor Steve Jones – Geneticist, on ‘What sex really means’
Mary Jo Jacobi  – Aide to both Presidents Reagan & Bush on ‘Inside American politics’
Philippa Rose – Founder of The Rose Partnership
Dr Simon Thurley – Director of the Museum of London
Brian Masters – Writer, speaking on Rosemary West; “She must have known”
Michael Palin – Author and actor, speaking on his chosen topic of ‘Indecision’
Tomasz Starzewski – Fashion designer
Andrew Neil – Editor, writer, broadcaster and business consultant on media matters
Patrick Spottiswoode – Artistic Director, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Pierre Wulff – Master Perfumier
Professor Ian Kennedy – Professor of Medical Law and Ethics
Dr Matt Ridley – Author, zoologist
Clive James – TV personality and author
Sir James Goldsmith – Financier and politician
Melvyn Bragg – Author and presenter of the South Bank Show
Tom Stoppard – Playwright
Max Clifford – Publicist to the rich, famous and infamous
Lucy Roberts Member of the first British female expedition to the North Pole
Anita Roddick – Founder of The Body Shop
Ian Shuttleworth – Fund-raiser for The Jubilee Sailing Trust: £2 million raised in a year
Harriet Wait – Solicitor specialising in divorce and family law
Maurizio & Roberto Viel – Twin plastic surgeons who operate together
Lynne Franks – Chairman of Lynne Franks PR
Trevor McDonald – News at Ten anchor, on ‘the moral responsibilities of the media’
Jean Muir – Clothes Designer
Rosie Boycott – Editor of Esquire and founder of Spare Rib
Mark Leech – Ex prisoner and editor of ‘The Prisoners Handbook’
Rob Allen – Director of Policy, Research and Development, NACRO
Andy Tait – Police Training School, Bramshill.  Talk on managing emotion in the workplace
Alyce Faye Eichelberger – Psychotherapist
Dr Elizabeth Bryan – Medical Director, Multiple Births Foundation
Roger Cooper – Longest held hostage in Teheran
John Bird – Editor of The Big Issue
Alan Clark MP – Politician, historian and diarist speaking on “Why are ministers so dreary?”
Mary Asprey – Co-founder of The Missing Persons Bureau
Simon de Pury – Chairman and Chief Auctioneer, Sotheby’s Europe
Mark Constantine – Founder of ‘Cosmetics to Go’
Lynda Chalker – Former minister for Overseas Development
Canon Bernice Broggio – Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Upper Tooting
John Aspinall – Conservationist (talk given on the subject of male dominance)
Charles Blackmore – Banker and explorer (Crossing of the Taklamakan Desert)
Professor Michael Crawford – Researcher for Little Foundation
Charles Glass – Journalist
Jackie Molton – Detective Chief Inspector of Police at Fulham
Sir David Frost – Broadcaster
Nicholas Coleridge – Managing Director, Conde Nast Publications
Fiona Price – Managing Director of Fiona Price & Partners, financial consultants
Sir Clive Sinclair – Inventor
Andrew Roberts – Author and historian
Jim Slater – Financier and author
Alistair Smith – Director, Really Useful Group
Barry Jones – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon; Director of Craniofacial Surgery, Great Ormond St Hospital
Eve Pollard – Journalist, former editor of the Sunday Express
Richard Ingrams – Editor of the Oldie, founder / editor of Private Eye
Anton Mosimann – Chef & owner of Mosimann’s
Michael Poynder – Dowser and diviner. Talk on ‘The Lost Magic of Christianity’
Peter Jay – Former Ambassador to the USA
Peter Palumbo – Chairman of the Arts Council, property developer
Mike Malloy – Former editor-in-chief of the Mirror Group, author
Hugh Whitmore – Playwright
Lord Wolfson – Chairman of Next PLC
Renna Nezos – Head of the Institute of Graphology in London
Virginia Fass – Author
Sir Clement Freud – Former politician, author and food expert
Sir David Puttnam – Film producer
Robert Dick – Former money launderer for the Mafia and author of The Bag Man
Tony Buzan – Creator of the Mind Map Theory
Charles Jonscher – Founder of specialist management consultancy Central European Trust
John Hegarty – Creative Director Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Naim Attallah – Chairman Quartet Books
Auberon Waugh – Author and journalist
Sir Crispin Tickell – Chairman of The Royal Geographic Society
Earl of Haddington – Leading researcher into Corn Circle phenomena
Bill Roedy – Director of MTV, UK
Lord Gowrie – Chairman of Sothebys UK
James Saunders – Son of Ernest Saunders
Michael Shea – Head of Current Affairs, Hanson Trust
Professor David Eayrs – Highest ranking Martial Arts expert in the UK
Artom Tarasov – Russian politician and entrepreneur
Jim Jamieson – American politician and entrepreneur
Ariel Bruce – Independent social worker specialising in tracing birth parents of adopted children
Judge J Pickles – Judge, author
John Julius Norwich – Author, expert on Venice and Byzantine art
Jeffrey Archer – Author, Member of Parliament
Dr Peter Schiller – Jungian Therapist
Dr Andrew Coyle – Governor of Brixton Prison
Tom King – Former Cabinet Minister
Will Travers – Director of The Born Free Foundation
Lord Anthony St. John – Talk on South Africa
Virginia Bottomley – Former Secretary of State for National Heritage
Ian Rowland – Talk on powers of the mind, fact and fiction