Kate Maltby is an Associate Fellow at Bright Blue and former Editor of the Bright Blue's magazine. She has previously worked for Standpoint magazine, and was for two years the theatre critic for The Spectator's Arts Blog. Her contributions have appeared in, amongst others, The Spectator, Standpoint, The Financial Times, The Times, The Times Literary Supplement and The Huffington Post. After studying at Oxford and Yale, she is now at University College London, researching a PhD on the literary life of Queen Elizabeth I. She has particular policy interests in education and universities, Tory engagement with feminism, America, Germany and the arts.
Ben Caldecott is an Associate Fellow at Bright Blue and Director of the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He is concurrently an Adviser to The Prince of Wales’s Accounting for Sustainability Project, an Academic Visitor at the Bank of England, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He is a regular peer reviewer and has a number of board and advisory panel appointments, including with the Green Alliance, Conservative Environment Network, Carbon Tracker Initiative, Natural Capital Declaration, and the University of Oxford’s Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee.
Ben has previously worked as Head of Policy at investment bank Climate Change Capital, as Research Director for Environment and Energy at the think tank Policy Exchange, as Head of Government Advisory at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, as a Deputy Director in the Strategy Directorate of the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, and as Sherpa to the UK Green Investment Bank Commission.
Helen is working with Bright Blue on projects relating to integration in Britain. She is completing a PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London, researching Muslims and the British state education system in the late twentieth century. After reading modern history at St Andrews, she worked as a teacher for a number of years, completing an MEd researching the teaching of the Holocaust in the Middle East.
She continues to work as a freelance educator, running workshops in schools and as an examiner. She has also carried out some research for the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism. Her areas of interest include minorities in Britain, education policy, religion and the development of Britain as a multicultural, multi-faith society.
Rupert Myers is an Associate Fellow at Bright Blue and a practising barrister called to the bar in 2008. He is also political correspondent for British GQ and also writes about society, politics and law for the Telegraph and the Guardian.
Will Humphries is an Associate Fellow at Bright Blue. He is currently undertaking a DPhil at the University of Oxford, where he is researching the construction of domestic and imperial British identity in early modern English literature. While studying he also teaches at the university, tutoring undergraduates for papers on Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature.