This week's panel
Dame Wendy Hall DBE is Professor of Computer Science and Dean of the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton. One of the first scientists to undertake serious research into multimedia, her work has been significant in many areas, including digital libraries and the discipline of Web Science. She became a Dame Commander in 2009, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society that year.
Jude Kelly OBE is an award-winning theatre director who is currently Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre, Britain’s largest cultural institution. Regularly cited as one of the most influential figures in theatre, in 2007 Jude was awarded an OBE. She is also a member of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Board.
Jehangir Malik OBE is the UK Director of Islamic Relief, an international aid and development charity. He joined Islamic Relief as a volunteer fundraiser and spent the next twenty years working his way up to his current position in the organisation. Jehangir was awarded an OBE for services to humanity in the 2010 Honours List.
Margaret Doyle is a financial services columnist for Reuters Breakingviews who, for many years, covered business and City stories for The Economist and the Daily Telegraph. She has become internationally known as an expert on macroeconomics, corporate strategy and leadership. In 2006, she became a Conservative Member of Westminster City Council.
This week's questions
1. Does the panel believe that Libya and Syria can realistically become truly democratic countries?
2. Is a tax on junk food likely to be effective in tackling obesity?
3. This week in Edinburgh, young British science graduates were urged to seek work abroad due to decreased science funding in the UK. Are the panel satisfied with this situation, and if not what action should be taken?
4. What are your views on social networking sites closing or limiting usage in times of riots or other national disruption?
5. If you were the Speaker of the House, would you be happy for your partner to go into the Big Brother house?
6. Is it justified to spend £32 billion on HS2?
7. Can David Cameron's pledge to reduce immigration by 2015 be fulfilled?
Any Questions is the topical discussion programme chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby in which a panel of…