Who’s who

Honorary President

The Right Hon. Lady Arden of Heswall DBE, Justice of the Supreme Court

Advisory Board

The competition is administered by Eric Baskind and is advised by an Advisory Board whose members are:

  • Eric Baskind, Liverpool John Moores University, Chair
  • Marc Howe, Oxford Brookes University, National Adjudicator
  • Susan Krepsova, Essex Court Chambers
  • David Bender, English-Speaking Union
  • Professor Gary Watt, University of Warwick
  • Dr Scarlett McArdle, University of Lincoln
  • Dr Sarah Cooper, Birmingham City University
  • Jeffrey Hill, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Tracey Elliott, University of Leicester
  • Barrie Goldstone, London Metropolitan University
  • Richard Benson QC, Queen’s Counsel and Master of the Bench at The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Jonathan Schaffer-Goddard, Barrister, 4 Pump Court Chambers, London