Ian Adams is an experienced drumming teacher. He has also toured with bands throughout Europe, and regularly plays in studio recording sessions for a number of groups.
Julia Adams is an author and editor of children's books. She has an MA in Children's Literature.
Dr Hakim Adi is Reader in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester.
Joan Aiken (4 September 1924 - 4 January 2004) is the author of over a hundred books for adults and children, many of them classics. She worked on the magazine, Argosy, and wrote hundreds of short stories before her first novel, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, was published in the early '60s. It was highly praised in Time magazine and its success allowed Joan to write full-time thereafter. She has said, "I would never want to do anything but write stories. It is inventing your own world, using all the bits of the real one that you like best. And that is something you can do anywhere, at any time."
Matt Anniss has edited and written for some of the most prestigious DJ magazines out there, including Mixmag and IDJ. He also DJs regularly in clubs around the world and has even released his own singles.
Joe Archer works at Kew Gardens as Head Horticulturalist in the kitchen garden. He appeared in the 'Kew on a Plate' television programme with Raymond Blanc.