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Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

Take a Look at This Year's Line-Up

Featuring some of the most influential and entertaining icons from all aspects of life, sharing their stories, knowledge and Life Lessons. Be prepared to be enlightened and entertained.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

CAITLIN MORAN

Journalist, broadcaster and author of multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman, Moranifesto and number one bestselling novels published by Penguin; How to Build a Girl and How to be Famous.

LOUIS THEROUX

Immersive documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster, podcaster and author, exploring the often controversial and complex aspects of the human condition.

DAISY BUCHANAN

An award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster who has written for every major newspaper and magazine in the UK. A TEDx speaker and host of the chart-topping podcast You’re Booked.

Steven Bartlett

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Investor, Sunday Times Bestselling Author of Happy Sexy Millionaire and the host of one of Europe’s biggest podcasts, The Diary of a CEO’.

Jay Blades MBE

The nation’s favourite furniture up-cycler, restorer and eco-designer devoted to sustainability, social enterprise and inclusion.

Anya Hindmarch CBE

One of the world’s foremost accessories designers thanks to her eponymous label. Anya Hindmarch is renowned for her combination of modern craftsmanship, creativity, personalisation and ground-breaking work in sustainability.

James Smith

The no-nonsense online PT and influencer known for the ‘outing’ of false influencers, fad diets and unhelpful headlines in the diet and fitness industry.

Ella Mills

Founder of deliciously ella, Ella Mills is an award-winning cookery author and entrepreneur and a champion of plant-based living.

Mariella Frostrup

Times Radio journalist and straight-talking broadcaster, Mariella Frostrup. Mariella is well-known for her campaigning and her mission to Crack the Menopause.

Lemn Sissay OBE

Poet, playwright, memoirist performer and broadcaster, Lemn has read on stage throughout the world, from The Library of Congress in The United States to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, from the Opera House of Dubai to London Palladium.

Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh

The first ever same sex married couple to win Olympic gold on the same team, Helen and Kate show how to create a winning culture in any environment, in any industry, so that you and your teammates can thrive.

David Gandy

A British supermodel, businessman and founder of eponymous fashion and lifestyle brand David Gandy Wellwear.

Adrienne Herbert

Adrienne is a leading wellness professional, international TEDx speaker, the ‘Power Hour’ Podcast Host, and Author.

Jake Humphrey & Prof. Damian Hughes

Sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Professor Damian Hughes are co-hosts of the chart-topping High Performance Podcast and authors providing an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving and successful individuals.

Oliver Burkeman

Author of the bestselling Penguin title Four Thousand Weeks and The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking; Oliver writes on productivity, mortality, the power of limits and building a meaningful life in an age of bewilderment.

Rankin

Best known as a British photographer, publisher and film director, alongside being head of the eponymous agency RANKIN, best known for work that is on the cultural cusp and leading future trends: producing rule-breaking campaigns for brands such as Rolls Royce, Unilever, L’Oreal and Samsonite.

Suzi Godson

Sex and relationships columnist for The Times and author of The Body Bible, Sex Counsel and the award-winning, The Sex Book, which has now been translated into fifteen languages.

Jonny Benjamin MBE

Jonny Benjamin MBE is an award-winning mental health campaigner, author, filmmaker, and public speaker.. Jonny’s second paperback, The Book of Hope, is published in April 2022.

Dr Rangan ChatterJee

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is regarded as one of the most influential doctors in the UK. A practising GP for the last two decades, Dr Chatterjee wants to inspire people to transform their health and happiness through making small sustainable changes to their lifestyles. His latest book Happy Mind, Happy Life, is a Penguin publication.

Emilie Bellet

Emilie Bellet is the founder and CEO of Vestpod, the author of Amazon bestseller You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich columnist for iNews and host of The Wallet podcast.

Hussain Manawer

Globally acclaimed Poet, Mental Health Advocate and Producer, Hussain Manawer’s work has been inspired by his own experiences and intense grief at the sudden loss of his mother, struggles he now shares to inspire others.

Chef Tee

Inspired by his own upbringing in care, Chef Tee has committed to hiring care leavers as employees at his restaurant Sugarcane in Battersea.

Sathnam Sanghera

British journalist and Author of Empire Land: How Modern Britain is Shaped by its Imperial Past, memoir The Boy With The Topknot: Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton and novel Marriage Material.

Dr Alex George

TV doctor, best-selling author and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. Alex is on a mission to improve mental health support for young people, prolific throughout the UK in his campaigning for Early Support Hubs.

Robert Montgomery

Internationally renowned conceptual artist and poet Robert Montgomery, an expert at bringing a poetic voice to public space, will be creating a new light work for Life Lessons Festival 2022. Musing on ideas of living without limits, of human connection and of uncovering the magic hidden within the everyday.

Kirsty Capes

Kirsty Capes is a care leaver and advocate for better representation for care-experienced people in the media. Her Women’s Prize long listed novel Careless is a searing and unforgettable account of a young woman in foster care.

Owen O'Kane

Psychotherapist with 25 years’ experience in physical and mental health, author of three books including Sunday Times bestseller Ten to Zen and How To Be Your Own Therapist, publishing in June 2022.

Elizabeth Day

English journalist, broadcaster and author of five novels and Sunday Times bestselling memoir, How to Fail, and her acclaimed debut Scissors, Paper, Stone. Elizabeth is also creator and host of the iTunes chart-topping podcast, How To Fail.

Roger Frampton

Roger Frampton is a Movement Coach specialising in functional performance and the creator of The Frampton Method. His revolutionary training techniques place emphasis on conscious movement.

Emma Reed Turrell

Psychotherapist and author, Emma Reed Turrell’s ground-breaking, reassuring and essential book, Please Yourself, presents an alternative to people-pleasing.

Stuart Sandeman

Breathing expert, judo black belt and peak performance coach Stuart Sandeman has changed the lives of thousands through his signature breathwork practices guaranteed to charge you up, chill you out and improve your performance in any field.

Katrina Burroughs

The Times & The Sunday Times interiors editor, Katrina has written a design trends column for the Home section for over a decade and she firmly believes that the first steps on the path to a happy home are sending off for wallpaper samples and colour charts.

Joe Swift

Joe Swift, renowned garden designer and household name synonymous with contemporary gardens. He is a presenter and garden designer for BBC’s Gardeners’ World, co presenter on the RHS Chelsea Flower show and columnist for The Times & The Sunday Times.

HOPE VIRGO

Hope Virgo is an author and multi award winning campaigner for people with eating disorders. Through her talks, Hope helps young people, schools and employers deal with the rising tide of mental health issues, eating disorders and body image.

PATRICK HUTCHINSON

Patrick Hutchinson is a writer and campaigner whose photo became the defining image of the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 and is now striving to help those who need to improve their physical well being and find mental tranquillity.

DR. JENNA MACCIOCHI

Immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi specialises in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in health and disease.

JOHANNA NOBLE

Editor, Times Money Mentor Johanna has been a personal finance journalist and editor for nearly 20 years. A multi-award winning journalist, she is passionate about helping people feel more confident about their finances.

DAN SNOW MBE

Dan Snow MBE is a widely acclaimed historian and television presenter of award-winning documentaries across the BBC, Channel 5, and the History Channel. He also brings stories that shaped the world to life on his online History Hit broadcast channel and podcasts.

Lady Edwina Grosvenor

Lady Edwina Grosvenor, a criminologist and prison philanthropist who founded the charity One Small Thing to redesign the justice system for women and their children.

Maddy Anholt

Maddy Anholt is a comedian, actor, Women’s Aid Ambassador, and the author of How to Leave Your Psychopath. She has appeared in sitcoms for BBC Three, BBC One, ITV and Channel 4. She’s had four sell-out solo comedies at Underbelly, Gilded Balloon, Latitude Festival Main Stage and the Soho Theatre.

GEORGIE FROST

Senior broadcaster and writer, Times Money Mentor, Georgie spent a decade as an award-winning sports reporter before moving to money in 2014, presenting her own daily finance talk show and winning financial broadcast journalist of the year shortly after.

KAT FARMER

Kat Farmer is a fashion stylist and digital first talent, known for her role in BBC1 styling show ‘You Are What You Wear’. With a following of over 200k across her digital platforms, Kat documents her journey as a UK based fashion stylist, offering an honest, no holds barred opinion on fashion trends, interiors and beauty products.

ANNA WHITEHOUSE

Anna Whitehouse is the trailblazing The Sunday Times best-selling author of Parenting the Sh*t out of Life, Where’s My Happy Ending?, and Underbelly. She is a mother and the campaigner behind the Flex Appeal movement.

MICHELLE OGUNDEHIN

Michelle Ogundehin is internationally renowned as a thought-leader on interiors, wellbeing, trends and style. Dubbed ‘the interiors guru’ by The Sunday Times, she defines herself as a writer, author and brand consultant and is Head Judge on BBC’s interior Design Masters.

CHRIS SWEENEY

An International Emmy-nominated Director/Producer and Podcast Host. His directing credits include acclaimed BBC shows The Tourist and Back To Life and his podcast Homo Sapiens, which talks about the world from a queer perspective. He has won Best Interview at the British Podcast Awards twice.

ANNA MATHUR

Psychotherapist, parenting specialist and The Sunday Times bestselling author Anna Mathur is passionate about taking therapy out of the therapy room and is widely celebrated for her accessible mental health advice and the light-bulb moments she offers across her platforms.

KIMBERLEY WILSON

A Chartered Psychologist and author of How to Build a Healthy Brain, Kimberley has a private practice in central London, is a former Governor of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Mental Health Trust, and led the therapy service at HMP & YOI Holloway, which at the time was Europe’s largest women’s prison.

ALICE LIVEING

Alice Liveing is a personal trainer, best-selling author, podcast host and influencer. Alice has amassed a following of over 700k across all platforms and released three books; The Body Bible, Eat Well Every Day and Everyday Fitness.

ALL ON THE BOARD

Transport for London employees and dynamic masked duo, All on the Board (aka Jeremy and Ian), made it their mission to bring smiles to the faces of London commuters through writing creative messages, quotes and poems on the underground.

BELINDA RAPHAEL

Wim Hof Instructor and breathwork coach, Belinda has worked in medicine for over 20 years on the frontline in critical care. Belinda knows first hand the limitations of conventional medicine and has undertaken her own personal journey of recovery and discovery after suffering a debilitating spinal injury.

DIJA AYODELE

A fully qualified and insured Aesthetician and the founder of West Room Aesthetics,  a skincare destination for women of colour. Dija is also the founder of the award-winning Black Skin Directory, which connects people of colour to skincare brands and experts.

DR. EMEKA OKOROCHA

TikTok star and A&E Doctor Emeka Okorocha fast became a go-to source for healthcare advice during the pandemic. Your Health in Your Hands is his handbook for preventative medicine, for mind/body health that can be harnessed in the short term with huge long-term benefits.

JAMES DAVIES

A world-renowned osteopath, performance coach and recovery specialist, James has worked throughout the UK, USA, Europe and Jamaica with professional athletes. James developed the ethos of relieve, restore and perform based on his own personal experience as a young athlete.

MADELEINE SHAW

Madeleine Shaw is a leading voice in UK wellness. A nutritional therapist, The Sunday Times best selling cookery writer and qualified Yoga instructor, Madeleine’s content aims to demonstrate how to ‘Get The Glow’ – by taking an holistic approach to wellness.

TIWALOLA OGUNLESI

A globally recognised coach specialising in positive psychology, international speaker, author and the founder of Confident and Killing It, a purpose driven organisation and community that wakes women up to their worth so they can be confident, unstoppable and dare to live the life they truly desire.

JO TUTCHENER-SHARP

Jo Tutchener-Sharp, founder and CEO of Scamp & Dude has a long history in the world of fashion and beauty. Prior to founding Scamp & Dude, Jo was founder and CEO of Beauty Seen PR and Head of Communications for Estée Lauder and Tom Ford Beauty.

MATTHEW SYED

Award-winning journalist for The Times & The Sunday Times, author, and highly acclaimed speaker in the field of high performance. Matthew has written six best-selling books – Bounce, Black Box Thinking, Rebel Ideas, The Greatest, You Are Awesome and Dare To Be You.

PROFESSOR NICOLA ROLLOCK

Nicola Rollock is Professor of Social Policy and Race at King’s College London. She is a member of the Wellcome Trust’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group and Specialist Adviser to the Home Affairs’ Select Committee’s ‘Macpherson 22 Years On’ Inquiry.

REBECCA ANDERTON-DAVIES

A senior investment banker, yoga practitioner, author, and mother of two young sons. She is a firm believer in loving both your career and life, but a firm sceptic that the way to do that is through “work/life balance”, the subject of her upcoming book.

The Sunday Times Culture Show

The Sunday Times Culture Show, presented by Miquita Oliver and Grant Tucker gives you a front row seat to the best of the arts, from cinema to books, theatre to music.

KATE ADIE CBE

The author and broadcaster, Kate Adie CBE, is one of the first British women to courageously send despatches from danger zones around the world and she is well known for her long service as the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent.

NATALIE LEE

Natalie Lee is the author of Feeling Myself, an honest and revealing memoir which empowers women to prioritise their own pleasure. Natalie began her career as a midwife before starting her popular blog, Style Me Sunday.

CATHY ADAMS

Cathy Adams is senior content editor for Times Travel  and was previously travel editor at The Independent and Evening Standard. Before that, she lived in Hong Kong for four years, editing an inflight magazine.

LAURA JACKSON

Laura Jackson is commissioning editor for Times Travel. A travel writer and editor with nearly two decades of experience, Laura specialises in city breaks, solo travel and cruise.

VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE

Victoria Derbyshire is a BAFTA multi award-winning journalist and broadcaster.  Victoria presents current affairs on both TV and radio as well as the uplifiting podcast, And Then Came Breast Cancer.

ANDREA BALBONI

Andrea Balboni is a Sex, Love and Relationships Coach and founder of Lush Coaching. She guides smart, successful, purpose-driven people to experience confidence, connection, pleasure and fulfillment in their personal intimate lives. 

Anoushé Husain

SoulKind ambassador, Anoushé Husain, was born missing her right arm below the elbow, living with multiple health conditions, a cancer survivor, a Muslim and coming from an ethnic minority, Anoushé has never let what society or culture thinks she should do limit her or dictate the direction of her life.

Joshua Coombes

BecomingX ambassador, Joshua Coombes, is the author of Do Something for Nothing.  His social movement #dosomethingfornothing, has reached over 100 million people around the world, inspiring people to support their local communities. 

Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

BecomingX ambassador, Dr. Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, is a British firefighter, psychologist and writer. Her powerful story details how she went from living on the streets at 15 to Chief Fire Officer and one of the most senior female firefighters in the UK.

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