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Emma Davies (Food Science MSc 1996, PhD 2000) is a freelance science writer who works for a host of publications, including BBC Focus magazine, Chemistry World and Chemical Watch. With a PhD on ice cream’s physical chemistry, she is at home writing about food but enjoys delving into most topics, from Egyptian mummies to space science.

Kersten Hall is a Visiting Fellow in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds. He is author of ‘The Man in the Monkeynut Coat: William Astbury and the Forgotten Road to the Double-Helix’, which was shortlisted for the 2015 British Society for the History of Science Dingle Prize.

Andrew Harrison (Political Studies 1990) Currently the producer-presenter of Remainiacs, Britain’s biggest independent Brexit podcast Former editor of music magazines Q, Mixmag and Select. Coined the phrase “landfill indie”, which made the Collins English Dictionary. Writes for Esquire, the New Statesman and The Guardian. Leeds Student newspaper editor 1988–1989.

Sheena Hastings (Spanish 1980) has worked in television and print journalism and was previously chief feature writer at The Yorkshire Post. She is now freelance working regionally and nationally.

Marcus Lyon (Political Science 1987) is a British artist. He exhibits globally and his works are held in The Smithsonian Institution, MAM Rio, UK Arts Council Collection and the Art Institute of Chicago. Marcus currently serves on the boards of Leaders’ Quest and Somerset House.

James Urquhart (History & Philosophy of Science with Biology 2003) is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in science, nature and the outdoors. He is also making his debut feature documentary film called Beyond the Mountains comprising interviews and footage that he shot during a seven-month journey across the wilds of Scotland.