JJ Chalmers is an ex-marine who suffered life-changing injuries after being blown up by an IED in Afghanistan. After months of rehabilitation, JJ went on to complete in the Invictus Games as a Gold Medalist in 2014. In July 2016 he returned as an Ambassador to the Invictus Games as well as covering the games for the BBC.
Forging ahead with a broadcast career, JJ currently presents for the BBC and also hosted the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro for Channel 4. The 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast featured Chalmers presenting live coverage of BBC Sport on BBC One.
Invictus Games competitor and Royal Marine JJ Chalmers is #Ready
Mariella Frostrup is a UK based broadcaster, journalist and mother of two. Born in Norway in 1962, Frostrup grew up in Ireland and has lived in London since 1978. She worked in music PR in the 80s and 90s promoting bands from Dire Straits to UB40, Bananarama to the Boomtown Rats, working on Band Aid and Live Aid with Bob Geldof and Bono. This experience led to a TV career debuting on Channel 4’s Big World.
Mariella is a renowned film and arts critic, presenting TV shows on books, film, arts and current affairs. She has performed cameo appearances on Absolutely Fabulous and Coupling, presented BBC Panorama on Reality TV and the housing crisis, and has hosted Open Book on BBC Radio 4 for many years in addition to the recurring series, Bringing Up Britain. She is an advocate for equality and women’s causes, Save the Children’s Gender Ambassador, patron of the Shark Trust and long time supporter of Comic Relief.
As a Journalist, Mariella has written for mainstream UK newspapers and magazines from The Times to the Mail, to Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, the Observer’s erstwhile Agony Aunt and a regular contributor to Family Traveller magazine.
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Michael Pawlyn established Exploration Architecture in 2007 and has built a reputation as a thought leader in biomimicry.
He has lectured internationally on biomimicry and innovative approaches to sustainability. In 2007 Michael Pawlyn delivered a talk at Google’s annual ‘Zeitgeist’ conference and, in 2011, became one of only a small handful of architects to have a talk posted on TED.com.
In the same year, his book Biomimicry in Architecture was published by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Prior to setting up the company Michael Pawlyn worked with Grimshaw for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project. He was responsible for leading the design of the Warm Temperate and Humid Tropics Biomes and the subsequent phases.
Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture