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The Baghdaddies

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”685″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] The Baghdaddies @baghdaddies baghdaddies.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Founded in 1996, the Baghdaddies’ are one of the more remarkable world music mashups we have seen in some time. They are an exuberant marriage of Balkan melodies, ska, punk, jazz, Latin grooves and plenty of brass. Based in North East England, the Baghdaddies’ like…

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Jennifer Rogers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”618″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Jennifer Rogers @StatsJen jenniferrogers.co.uk [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Prof Jennifer Rogers is Head of Statistical Research at PHASTAR, a global research organisation based in London. She directs research strategy and provides leadership to their statistical consultancy practice. Previously, Jen was an Associate Professor and Director of Statistical Consultancy Service at the University of…

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Lizzy Hodcroft

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”622″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Lizzy Hodcroft @Myndruk myndr.co.uk [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Lizzy Hodcroft was born in Scotland, spent her youth in Texas and more recently relocated to North East England. Despite her relatively short time in Newcastle she has quickly made her mark. Earlier this year she was named to the Journal’s 35 under 35 list…

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Lara Maiklem

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”616″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Lara Maiklem @london.mudlark facebook.com/LondonMudlark/ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Mudlarking is the practice of scavenging river banks looking for treasures hidden in the mud and Lara Maiklem has spent nearly 20 years doing exactly this mostly along the River Thames. She started river walking as a way to relax and over time started to…

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Paul Irwin

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”614″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Paul Irwin @TryLife_tv trylife.tv [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Paul Irwin has a background in working with disadvantaged young people from around the world. He created an interactive film series “TryLife” aimed at educating young people about the consequences of their actions. If you remember the old choice-based adventure books, TryLife is interactive digital…

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Phil James

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”682″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Phil James @geoanorak urbanobservatory.ac.uk/ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Phil James is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at Newcastle University, director of the Newcastle Urban Observatory, the UK’s largest urban environmental monitoring programme and leads the UK National UK Urban Observatory Programme. His research is at the intersection of Engineering and Computer Science with…

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Jonathan O’Halloran

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”495″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Jonathan O’Halloran @BiotechRockstar www.quantumdx.com  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Jonathan is the co-founder of QuantuMDx, a Newcastle-based biotech startup looking to revolutionise medical diagnostics around the world. Jonathan’s professional journey began at Lewes Old Grammar School in Sussex where he discovered a passion for genomics. Eventually this led to he and co-founder, Elaine Warburton,…

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Hannah Underwood

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”493″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Hannah Underwood @HannahUnderwd www.thekey.org [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Hannah is a self-confessed charity and data geek with an unquenchable desire to improve as many young lives as possible. In her early career Hannah learned how to measure performance and use data to improve organisations. At the age of 25, Hannah became CEO of…

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Wilfrid Wood

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”490″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Wilfrid Wood @wilfridwoodsculptor www.wilfridwood.com [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] After dumping a career in graphics, Wilfrid plunged into prop making at cult classic British television show, Spitting Image. Here he learnt his trade as an ‘apprentice headbuilder’, starting in the Eyeballs and Blinks department and moving on to Dogs and Sheep. 25 years later…

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Gary Turk

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”420″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] Gary Turk @Gary_Turk garyturk.com/ [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Gary Turk is an award-winning poet, storyteller and filmmaker who became an Internet sensation following the success of his viral video ‘Look Up’. The video is a five minute spoken word poetry performance mixed with a filmed narrative which looks at how the overuse of…

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