Baroness Shirley Williams – The Biography by Mark Peel
Books

During a discussion marking the death of Margaret Thatcher in April 2012, the journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil turned to Shirley Williams, the Liberal Democrat peer and former Labour Cabinet minister, and asked her why Thatcher had beaten her in the race to become Britain’s first female prime minister. It was a pertinent question because…

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Richard Ovenden – Curator, Bodleian Library in Oxford
Culture

The position of Bodley’s Librarian is one of the top librarian jobs in the world. Richard Ovenden took the job in 2014, becoming the twenty-fifth curator of the legendary Bodleian Library in Oxford.  As such, he is responsible for the largest university library in the UK and one of the major research libraries in the…

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Peter Speake-Marin – The Luxury Watch Industry

The watch industry as we see it today is a constantly adapting animal. Born essentially from an innovation one century ago and forever adapting to its place in the world. An explosion of creativity in the first half of the 20th century in design and mechanics surrounding this innovation of the wristwatch gave birth to…

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Fiona Dunlop – In Cáceres with José Pizarro
Food

Sometimes even the best-made plans unspool alarmingly – but when they involve the gregarious chef, José Pizarro, that seems almost par for the course. Fiona Dunlop embarks on a voyage of Extremaduran discovery with the London-based chef. Hyperactive, he moves at lightning speed between his three London restaurants, his home city of Cáceres and finally…

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Robert Lacey – Model Woman
Culture

Between 1947 and 2007 Eileen Ford created the largest and longest lasting model agency the world has ever seen, famed for its blonde and slinky beauties whose thighs would stretch for miles. If you booked a Ford model, you got Ferrari and Porsche glamour—with Rolls-Royce prestige and prices: Jerry Hall, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley, Christie…

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D.L Osborne – The Grand Tour, Geneva Region, Switzerland

Orson Welles said Switzerland’s accolades amount to 500 years of peace, brotherly love and the invention of the cuckoo clock. He was a cynic. What Switzerland symbolizes for the 21st century traveller is remarkable. Within this landlocked nation, her incredible natural beauty and peace allow you to be yourself because her prosperity and cleverly developed…

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Tej Kholi – The Business of Philanthropy

There is a great difference between charity and philanthropy, but it is a difference that is too often ignored. Charity is the act of giving money, any amount, but not actively engaging in the cause. Philanthropy involves giving money, certainly, but also requires personal and proactive involvement. The traditional image of the billionaire philanthropist is…

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Interview With The President of The USA, Donald J. Trump
Culture

As Chairman and President of the enormously successful Trump Organization, how do you see the business evolving over the next ten years or so? For example will you be branching out into other industries to seek growth or stick to your current mainstays? That’s hard to determine. I’m always open to possibilities, and we have…

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Ben Derbyshire, President, RIBA

What exactly does RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) do? The Royal Institute of British Architects is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. We serve our members and society to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Being inclusive, ethical, environmentally aware and collaborative underpins all that…

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Taylor Morris & I-MAGAZINE Competition

I-MAGAZINE has teamed up with eyewear manufacturer Taylor Morris to give away three pairs or Raleigh sunglasses, in order to enter, answer the following question and send the answer to info@imagazineuk.com. Question – ”Which British Monarch granted Walter Raleigh his royal charter in the 16th century”. It would help your chances if you also followed…

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The Impact of Longevity and Technology on Employment

By Baroness Greengross, For many years I have been heavily engaged in the lifetime learning debate, but the impact of longevity and technology on employment, particularly of older people, means that we must make a renewed effort to shine some light on this neglected issue. Increasing longevity is a global phenomenon that, rather than being…

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Tateossian & I-MAGAZINE Competition

I-MAGAZINE has team up with Tateossian to give three of our readers a bracelet from their collection, to enter follow @IMAGAZINE_UK on Twitter between the 18/07/2019 and the 31/07/2019. About Tateossian Tateossian London was founded by Robert Tateossian in 1990 with the aspiration ofoffering men and women a distinctive way to express their personality and…

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Dan Cruickshank – The First Cities

I’ve pursued it around the world. There’s an alchemy about brick – about all building materials made from fired clay – where the elements of earth and water are transformed by fire into a material that can be more durable than stone. Through fire, a soft, ephemeral and ‘base’ material – mud – is transmuted…

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Jonathan Ashmore, Founder – Anarchitect

You have been quickly rising to prominence in the Middle East – what has the journey been from prestigious London education to designing hotels and private residences worldwide? I set up ANARCHITECT in Dubai five years ago, following a career at both boutiqueand design-led corporate architectural practices in London and my studies atthe renowned Bartlett…

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Christoper Ward & I-MAGAZINE Competition

I-MAGAZINE has teamed up with Christopher Ward to give away a C3 Morgan Chronograph, worth £450. To enter, email info@imagazineuk.com with ‘Christopher Ward’, in the subject heading, extra points for following @IMAGAZINE_UK on Twitter, simple. On 9thAugust 2018, Christopher Ward and Morgan Motor Company unveiled the latest time piece in their unique partnership, the C3…

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Christopher Ward’s – C5 Malvern 595

Premium British watch brand, Christopher Ward, launches its slimmest watch to date, the C5 Malvern 595. The new ultra-slim mechanical watch will sit within the brand’s Malvern collection, a range that is renowned for its quality, remarkable value and quintessentially English design values. Over recent years there has been a growing consumer demand for slim…

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The Bremont – Supersonic Watch

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of an aircraft both brilliant and beautiful, Bremont launches its eighth historical limited edition timepiece, the Bremont Supersonic, incorporating parts of one of the most famous and iconic planes in history – Concorde. Ahead of her time in more ways than one, Concorde flew faster than a rifle bullet and…

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Iran Modern – by Assouline

Iran Modern, The Empress of Art. Foreword by HIH Empress Farah Pahlavi Text by Viola Raikhel-Bolot and Miranda Darling During her reign as the rst crowned Empress in Iranian history, Empress Farah Pahlavi dedicated her life to serving the Iranian people, creating and curating museums and festivals across the country. With a keen eye—and working…

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Campbell Macpherson – The Change Catalyst
Books

By Campbell Macpherson, author of The Change Catalyst: Secrets to Successful and Sustainable Business Change. Change has never been more prevalent or more relevant than it is today. Voters across the globe are voting for change, any change; seemingly at any cost. Entire industries have been disrupted and transformed by globalisation and a new breed…

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Kevin Gaskell
Books

According to the Office of National Statistics, Londoners work 100 hours a year more than the rest of the country. This wouldn’t be a bad thing if we all liked our work. But when the psychologist Daniel Kahneman researched how happy we feel by asking hundreds of employees to capture their experience during each day,…

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Michael Nicholas – The Little Black Book of Decision Making
Books

There is no doubt that the quality of our decisions impacts practically every aspect of our lives. Professionally, it is arguably the factor that makes the greatest difference to the level of success that we will achieve, because it determines how well every other talent or capability we have can be applied. Our proficiency in…

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Alan Weiss, PhD – Taking Life by Storm
Books

By Alan Weiss, co-author of Lifestorming: Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life. One of the greatest expenses for organizations is, of course, people. And one of the greatest people expenses is absenteeism. And, in my 30 years of consulting, I’ve found that one of the greatest causes of absenteeism is stress. And…

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Dubai Design Week

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week is the largest creative festival in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. The six-day programme is made up of +200…

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Cathy Newman, ‘Bloody Brilliant Women’

What made you get into broadcast journalism? I’d been a newspaper journalist for about a decade and I’d started doing bits of telly on the side, commentating on politics mainly. The more I did the more fun I had, and when Channel 4 News came knocking it occurred to me I could combine what I…

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Jesse Norman MP – Edmund Burke
Books

There are typically two poles of conservative thought regarding civilisation, best characterised as deteminist (Spengler) and non-determinist (A J Toynbee), where do you reckon Burke sits on that spectrum? Historically there has been a tension here. On the one hand you have people who regard civilisation in the manner of Katherine Hepburn in The African…

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Lord Soley – The Story of a Statue
Culture

A little over a year ago Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of the Arts Council, made an important plea for fair funding of diversity in the arts. I believe he is right and my experience as Chair of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal tends to confirm it. Until we unveiled the statue of Mary Seacole…

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Robert Lacey – Model Woman
Books

Between 1947 and 2007 Eileen Ford created the largest and longest lasting model agency the world has ever seen, famed for its blonde and slinky beauties whose thighs would stretch for miles. If you booked a Ford model, you got Ferrari and Porsche glamour—with Rolls-Royce prestige and prices: Jerry Hall, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley, Christie…

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Jim Thompson, Chairman, Crown Worldwide

Entrepreneur Jim Thompson founded Crown Worldwide in 1965 with an initial investment of just 1,000 USD and took it to a turnover of 840m USD in 50 years. Launched in Yokohama, Japan, it is now one of the world’s largest privately-owned companies in the field of international logistics and related services with 265 offices in…

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Lord Hylton – Turkish Invasion of Syria, The Background

To understand this, it helps to know the origins of the Kurdish people and some recent history in Turkey, Syria and nearby. The Kurds are an ancient national and cultural group, not Arab and not Turkish.  They claim descent from the Medes, who were well-known to the classical Greeks and Israelites as allies of the…

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Baroness Perry of Southwark – Free Speech

Free Speech? In 1791, the Congress of the United States ratified ten amendments to the US constitution. These amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, stand today as a clear definition of the foundations of a free society. In the long history of the slow development of human rights, from Magna Carta in 1215, through…

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Bing Luo, Chef – Hutong
Food

I-MAGAZINE speaks to the Head Chef at city of London restaurant Hutong. What attracted you to the hospitality industry and what were you doing beforehand? My whole career I have been a chef, it’s all that I have wanted to do. At 17 I went to culinary college in my home town, Chengdu – capital…

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Baroness Ros Altmann

Our population is getting older. In the next 10 years the number of people aged between 50 and State Pension age will rise by 3.2 million, while the numbers aged 16 to 49 will fall – and amazingly, one in three babies born today is expected to live to 100.

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