"Such a wonderful, fizzing chemistry lab of a conference"

Kate Maltby, Writer and critic.


“Take an eclectic group of 200 interesting and interested people hand-picked from the worlds of business, culture, academia, policy, technology and media - approximate to the number of countries in the world. Put them together for 100 hours of curated conversation and connection and you have an intelligent knowledge network of new friends, colleagues, and a way of seeing and understanding the world. This is what Names Not Numbers is about ”

Julia Hobsbawm, OBE, Founder and Curator, Names Not Numbers

Confirmed participants for Oxford 2015 included:

Jake Arnold-Forster, Director, Carradale
Tamer Asfahani, Director, Magdoos Media Limited
James Ashton, Executive Editor, Evening Standard / Independent titles
Arabella Bakker, Corporate Citizenship Manager, Europe, Samsung Electronics
Stephen Barber, Equity Partner and Group Head of Communications, Pictet Group
Oli Barrett MBE, Director, Co-Sponsorship Agency & Make Your Mark with a Tenner
Nigel Barton, Founder, Wyrd
Mallika Basu, Food Writer and Cookbook Author
Stephen Bayley, Author, Critic & Columnist
Rose Beaumont, Senior Vice President, Group Head, Communications, Mastercard
Rosemary Beaver, Head of International Regulatory Affairs, Lloyd's
Mark Bergman, Partner, Paul, Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
Octavius Black, CEO, Mind Gym
Rosie Boycott, Chair, London Food Board
Bill Browder, CEO, Hermitage Capital Management and Human Rights Campaigner
Amy Brown, Head of Events, Google
Charlie Burgess, Editorial Director & Board Member, Editorial Intelligence
Di Burton, Managing Director, Di Burton Ltd
Stephanie Busari, Supervising Producer, Digital Features CNN.com International
Vikkie Buxton-Cope, Business Development and Marketing Director, Robertson Cooper
Grace Campbell, Names Not Numbers Assistant, Editorial Intelligence
James Caplin, Head of Coaching, CIO Development Ltd and Freelance Coach
Cassie Chadderton, Director, Media and Stakeholder Relations, Arts Council England
Stephan Chambers, Chairman, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Director of International Strategy, Oxford Saïd Business School
Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Incoming Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities, University of London
Judith Clegg, CEO Takeout, Founder The Glasshouse and LiveKind
Kathrin Cohen Kadosh, Co-Director, REDD Lab, Department Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone Group Plc
Richard Collins, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys
Chloe Combi, Former school teacher and Founder, Write Club
Charlotte Cool, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, John Lewis Partnership 
Ben Cooper, Controller, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra
Fiona Cornes, Communications Director, Shawbrook Bank
Armand D'Angour, Musician and Associate Professor in Classics and Tutor at Jesus College, Oxford
Tiffanie Darke, Commerical Content Director, News UK
Caroline Daniel, Editor, FT Weekend
Andrew Davidson, Creative Education & Communications Consultant
Charlie Dawson, Founding Partner, The Foundation
Joanna Dempster
Jeremy Dodd, Director, Stratton & Reekie
Olivia Dowd, Producer, Swarm
Alastair Dryburgh, Chief Executive, Akenhurst Consultants
Sarah Dudney, Founder, Ignite Career
Sonali Dutta, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant, Creative Access
Lisa Dwan, Performer, Director & Producer
Jillian Edelstein, Photographer 
Erika Eisele, Violinist and Assistant Headteacher
Bill Emmott, Former Editor, The Economist and European Commentator
Natasha Fairweather, Joint head of the Literary Department, United Agents
Lisa Felton, Global Governance and Strategy Manager, Vodafone
Annette Fergusson, Senior Sustainability Manager, Vodafone
Stephen Fleming, Editor, eiDigest and CEO, FlemingPR
Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, Oxford Internet Institute
Claire Fox, Director, Institute of Ideas
Giles Fraser, Priest and Guardian Columnist
Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London 
Anthony Fry, Chairman, Fry Associates
Susan Gibson, Board Member, International Rescue Committee UK
Ted Gibson, Professor of Cognitive Science, MIT
Sarah Gillard, Head of Strategy, John Lewis
Misha Glenny, Investigative Journalist and Historian
Michael Goldfarb, Author and Broadcaster
Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School, Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford
Harvey Goldsmith CBE, Managing Director, Artist Promotion Management
John Gordon, CEO, How To Academy
Caroline Goyder, Author and Director, The Gravitas Method
Adam Gray, Delivery Director, Balliol Knowldege
Adam Grodecki, Executive Director, Forward Institute
Matthew Gwyther, Editor, Management Today
Kate Hamilton-Baily, Director, Taylor Bennett
Patricia Hamzahee, Founder, Integriti Capital
Charles Handy, Social Philosopher, Writer, Lecturer and Broadcaster
Elizabeth Handy, Portrait Photographer 
Maureen Hansch, Consultant, Editorial Intelligence
Fiona Harris, Director of International Public Relations, Corinthia Hotels
Justine Harris, Senior Communications Manager, Group External Affairs, Vodafone Group Services Limited
Tommy Helsby, Chairman of ei and Kroll
Helga Henry, Director, Creative Shift
Andrew Hill, Management Editor, Financial Times
Jessica Hill, Consultant, Taylor Bennett
Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy, University of Sheffield
Julia Hobsbawm OBE, Founder, Editorial Intelligence & Names Not Numbers
Claire Hoey, Managing Director/Partner, Ion Pacific Limited
Rachel Horigan, Content & Production Co-Ordinator, Editorial Intelligence
Kirsty Hurrell, Special Events Manager, Editorial Intelligence
Iain Hutchison, Professor of Oral and Facial Surgery, Saving Faces, The Facial Surgery Research Foundation
Professor Herminia Ibarra, Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD
Helen Jeffrey, Associate Publisher, London Review of Books
Tiffany Jenkins, Writer and Columnist, The Scotsman
Tim Johns, Partner, Change Agency
Leo Johnson, Co-Presenter of Radio 4 "Futureproofing"
Emily Kasriel, Head of Editorial Partnerships and Special Project, BBC World Service Group
Bridget Kendall MBE, BBC Diplomatic Correspondent
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Principal, Mansfield College
Mark Kennor, General Manager, Commercial Management, John Lewis Partnership
Jolyon Kimble, Director, APCO Worldwide
Baroness Denise Kingsmill, Director, Columnist, Peer
Matthew Kirk, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone
Ariane Koek, Creator and Founding Director, Arts @ CERN, Switzerland
Helena Krawitz, Director, Thundercliff Consulting 
Kirsty Lang, Presenter Front Row BBC Radio 4
Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
Seung-yoon Lee, Co-founder and CEO, Byline Media ltd.
Stephen Lewis, Director, Corporate Communications, Barclays 
Denise Lievesley CBE, Professor of Social Statistics, King's College London
Sophie Lilley, Director, Lansons
Joy Lo Dico, Editor of Londoner's Diary, Evening Standard
Mary Loudon, Author
Justine Lutterodt, Director, Centre for Synchronous Leadership
Matthew Lyons, Head of IT, Pirum Systems
Kate Maltby, Writer and Academic; Head of Publications, Bright Blue
Tammy Marlar, Consultant, Editorial Intelligence
Holly Marriott, Founder and CEO, Eighteen O Four
Andrew Marshall, Managing Director, EMEA, Cognito
Ruth Mastenbroek, Perfumer
Sarah Maynard, Editor in Chief, Majedie Asset Management
Dr Heather McGregor CBE, Director, Taylor Bennett
Jessica Morris, Managing Director, Fishburn New York
Ben Moss, Managing Director, Robertson Cooper
Andrew Mullins, CEO, Knowledge and Networking Division, Informa Plc
Toby Mundy, Founder, TMA Agency, Executive director, The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction
Laura Musins, eiNetwork and Editorial Production Co-Ordinator, Editorial Intelligence
Chanelle Mutawe, External Communications Assistant, Vodafone
Victoria Nash, Deputy Director, Oxford Internet Institute
Dan Newman, Facilitator/ Process Designer, Matter
Bridget Nicholls, Founder, Pestival
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
Paul Noble, Creative Director, Spiritland/Monocle 24
Kirsten Oates, Head of People & Culture, Maxus
Jason O'Mara, Creative Director, ToyasO'mara
Roger Parry CBE, Media Entrepreneur, Visiting Fellow, Saïd Business School
Christina Patterson, Writer, Broadcaster and Consultant
Elizabeth Perry, Communication Executive, Group External Affairs, Vodafone
Catherine Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, Saïd Business School, Oxford University
Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and Member, Oxford Martin Commission
Anne Richards CVO, CBE, Global Chief Investment Officer, Aberdeen Asset Management
Ben Rogers, Director, Centre for London
Hannah Rothschild, Writer, Filmmaker and Chair of the National Gallery
Gina Rowland, Conference programme research and production, Global Water Intelligence
James P. Rubin, Writer, Commentator and Lecturer 
Isabella Sandor, Names Not Numbers Assistant, Editorial Intelligence
Sathnam Sanghera, Writer, Columnist, The Times
Edward Schneider, Former Director of Development at Wellington College
Chris Schuler, Writer & Editor
Habie Schwarz, Photographer and Research Director, Spotlight Research and Consultancy
Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Principal of Jesus College, Oxford
Elif Shafak, Author
Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society
Vanita Sharma, Communications Consultant, Diligenta
Geraldine Sharpe-Newton, President, The Media Society
Alice Sherwood, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, King's Policy Institute, King’s College London
Mary Ann Sieghart, Journalist, Broadcaster and Chair of the Social Market Foundation
Alex Simmons, Director, Smithfield
Emily Spragg, Co-Found, Deeds
Alistair Smith, Managing Director, Corporate Communciations, Barclays
John Smythe, Partner, Engage for Change
Sue Stapely, Solicitor and Strategic Communications Consultant
Frederick Studemann, Comment & Analysis Editor at Financial Times Business
Kim Swan, International Regulatory Affairs, Lloyd's
Marianne Talbot, Director of Studies in Philosophy, Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford
Robert Tate, Head of Engagement, Institute of Business Ethics
Suzanna Taverne, Trustee, BBC and StepChange Debt Charity and Non-Executive Director, FCE Bank
Lalita Taylor, Creative Director, Southwick Media
Fiona Thorne, Director of Corporate Affairs, Gala Coral Group
Nick Toyas, Creative Director, Toyas-O'Mara
Brigitte Trafford, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Virgin Media
Matt Tull, Operations & Partnerships Manager, Kitchenette Foundation
Laura Turkington, Senior Sustainability Manager, Vodafone
Ella Turner, Creative Director, Byrd & Spry
Mark Urban, Diplomatic Editor, Newsnight
Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 
Simon Walker, Director General, Institute of Directors
Rachael Ward, Consultant and Development Coach
Simon Warr, Communications Director, NATS
Dean Webster, Television Researcher
Sarah Weir OBE, Chief Executive, Waddesdon Manor
Geoff White, Technology Journalist, Channel 4 News
Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Singer/Songwriter
Rosie Wolfenden MBE, Co-Founder, Tatty Devine
Conrad Wolfram, Co-Founder/CEO, Wolfram Group
Charles Wookey, CEO, Blueprint for Better Business
James Woudhuysen, Visiting Professor, London South Bank University
Peter York, Cultural Commentator & Associate, Editorial Intelligence