Baroness Jean Corston

Baroness Jean Corston

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Her Honour Judge Zoe Smith

Her Honour Judge Zoe Smith

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Sir Christopher Ball

Sir Christopher Ball

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Sir Christopher's career has comprised three phases: university teacher in London and Oxford (Fellow and Bursar of Lincoln College, Warden of Keble College, Chancellor of the University of Derby), consultant and advisor on human learning and educational provision - ranging from personal coaching to strategic planning (author of More Means Different – on the expansion of higher education, Start Right – on the importance of early learning), and more recently fund-raiser for numerous charities (including Music for Autism, SJE Arts – and EFC), marathon-runner (founder of the Lakeland ’10 in 10 Challenge’), and poet (as John Elinger, author of That Sweet City, Visions of Oxford, That Mighty Heart, Visions of London and That Strange Necessity, Visions of Portmeirion – with more to come). The heart of his life has been his marriage to Wendy (1958), their family (of six children, eight grandchildren and three great-granddaughters – and counting!), colleagues and friends – old and new.