Festival team

Festival Chief Executive and Director: Sally Dunsmore

Festival Board Directors: Bruce Thew (Chairman), John Harris (President), Graham Benson (Deputy Chairman)

Special Advisor: Tony Byrne

Director of Children’s and Young People’s Programme: Andrea Reece andrea.reece@zen.co.uk

Executive Consultant – Film, Television and Theatre: Graham Benson

Website and content editor: Derek Holmes

Festival Manager: Louise Croft

Director of Academic Programmes: Jem Poster

PR and Assistant to the Director: Katie Read

Marketing: Rachel Byrne

Green Room Managers: Rachel Byrne and Jill Dunsmore

Programme printers: Oxford University Press

Programme Designer: Simon Stafford

Website design: Bear Ram Elk

Consultant Chef: Paul Bloomfield

Sheldonian Theatre events manager: Ben Truesdale

Photography: KT Bruce

Festival stewards: We also thank all the voluntary festival stewards for their time and generous support throughout the festival.

Patrons:  Dame Joan Bakewell, Professor Colin Blakemore, Eileen and Dr Munir Majid, Professor John Carey, Professor Richard Dawkins, Daisy Goodwin, Joanne Harris, Peter Kemp, Mark Lawson, The Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten of Barnes, CH, PC, Dr David Starkey, Sir Peter Stothard, Ian and Carol Sellars