Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels) has worked for many years as a prison doctor. His books, include In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas and The Pleasure of Thinking: A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas.Read more
Dr Christie Davies is the author of The Mirth of Nations, co-author of Esuniku Joku and author of the academic study of humour, Jokes and Targets. He also wrote the collection of humorous magical science fiction stories Dewi the Dragon.
Alain de Botton is a writer and philosopher. He is the author of A Song for Occupations, The Architecture of Happiness, and How Proust Can Change your Life. He wrote a monthly column, Utopia, for Standpoint until the end of 2008.
James Delingpole writes for the Times, the Daily Telegraph, and the Spectator. His most recent book is Watermelons: How the Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing your Children's Future.
Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.