Andy Bliss

Andy Bliss, QPM is the formerHigh Sheriff of West Sussex (2023-24).  He's the former Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Constabulary and National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Heritage Crime. In 2018 he graduated with a Master’s degree with distinction in Archaeology from York University and now undertakes consultancy and research including advisory work for Historic England on crime risks to the historic environment. As High Sheriff he had a central role in supporting the Crown, the Judiciary and the maintenance of law and order, but he is also particularly keen to promote the diversity and heritage of West Sussex.

John Higgs

John Higgs is a distinguished writer, novelist and cultural historian who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture.   He is the author of the acclaimed books William Blake Now: Why He Matters More Than Ever (2019) and William Blake vs the World (2021), of which Terry Gilliam said: “Absolutely wonderful! This book managed to make Blake’s mind and mythology understandable to me at last – for that I am truly grateful.”.  

Gawain Little

Gawain Little is General Secretary of the General Federation of Trade Unions, a democratic organisation responsive to the needs of affiliated trade unions. It aims to improve the lives of working people and their communities.

He has written widely on education and trade unionism, and co-authored a number of books including Global Education Reform: Building resistance and solidarity and Beyond the Blockade: Education in Cuba and Lessons in Organising: What Trade Unionists Can Learn from the War on Teachers.