Jimmy Choo discusses his rise from son of a shoe-making family in Malaysia, through the doors of London College of Fashion, to becoming one of the most iconic names in the shoe industry.
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Thomas Heatherwick, designer and founder of Heatherwick Studio, discusses his latest designs, greatest works and the role of inspiration and creativity in the design and architecture.
Michael Dobson, Director of the UK’s Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, shares his views on Shakespeare’s originality and creativity.
Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government Office for Science, discusses his career and the current developments in the science and technology industry.
Jonathan Cheung, Head of Design for Levi Strauss & Co, discusses his UK education and formula for forging a successful career in the fashion industry.
Lord Bates, Minister of State at the Home Office, discusses global leadership, his walk for peace, and expectations for a young generation in the UK and China.
David Heyman, Producer, and Paul King, Co-writer and Director, of British comedy film 'Paddington' discuss their latest film, the UK film industry and advice for students.
Dr Maureen O'Neill, Senior Lecturer in Illustration at the University of Portsmouth, brings a large collection of artists' books to China to discuss image centred learning.
Maria Hanson, Reader in Jewellery & Metalwork and Programme Leader for MA Design at Sheffield Hallam University, discusses material, making and the study of design.
Greg Foot, leading science communicator, tells his story of how a UK science degree led him to write and present both live and recorded science shows to huge audiences on stages and screens.
Paul Stein, Chief Scientific Officer at Rolls-Royce, discusses innovation in technology, talent for the future and a career in the engineering and technology industry.