The Iconoclast: Professor David Marsland
Emeritus Scholar of Sociology and Health Sciences at Brunel University, London and Professional Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Buckingham. Distinguished writer, broadcaster and academic commentator.
Niamh Eastwood is a non-practising barrister and is Head of Legal Services and Deputy Director at the UK charity Release. The organisation provides legal assistance to drug users in London seeing over 1500 clients a year in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the city. The organisation also campaigns vigorously against laws that have a disproportionate impact on this group arguing that drug users should be treated with equality and respect. Niamh also contributes to a number of journals and is regularly asked to comment on drug policy in the media.
Ruth Stark is a Social Worker & Manager at the British Association Social Workers, Scotland. She has written various articles and conference presentations nationally and internationally on the theme of Balancing Need, Risk and Human Rights.
Professor Janet Radcliffe Richards
Janet Radcliffe Richards is Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Her work on the practical applications of philosophy has extended to a wide range of subjects such as feminism (The Sceptical Feminist, 1980), discrimination and inequality (Philosophical Problems of Equality, 1996) and the implications of Darwinian theory (Human Nature after Darwin, 2000) and biomedical ethics. She is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press on controversies about organ transplantation.