The Briefings For Brexit Editors & Contributors

Briefings For Brexit is comprised of professionals from a wide range of academic, business and other backgrounds. Below is a brief introduction to our editors and contributors.


Dr Graham Gudgin Economist, Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School  University of Cambridge. Posts by Dr Graham Gudgin

Professor Robert Tombs  Emeritus Professor of French History, University of Cambridge. Posts by Professor Robert Tombs

Newsletter Editor: An Oxbridge-based PhD Student (who prefers to remain anonymous)

Advisory  Committee



Sir Richard Aikens, QC, is a former member of the Court of Appeal, and has served as Vice President of the Council of Europe’s Consultative Council of European Judges Posts by Sir Richard Aikens

Professor David Collins   Professor of International Economic Law, The City Law School, City University of London

Baroness (Ruth) Deech, former chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and former Principal of St Anne’s College, Oxford Posts by Baroness Deech

Dr. Richard Ekins, Associate Professor in Law, St. Johns College, University of Oxford.  Posts by Richard Ekins

Professor Carol Harlow, QC, FBA, Emeritus Professor of Law at the London School of Economics.

Bryn Harris is an Oxford  Classics graduate, converted to law and recently called to the Bar. He is a director of the Speakers Corner Trust. Posts by Bryn Harris

Professor Peter Ramsey   Professor of Law, London School of Economics

Professor Guglielmo Verdirame, Professor of International Law King’s College, London

Business, Finance and Economics:

Professor David Blake,  Professor of Finance and Director of the Pensions Institute, Cass Business School, City University of London

Mr. Alexander DarwallJupiter Fund Management.

Mr Martin Davison   is a retired tax consultant,now following academic pursuits ins early Christianity, palaeoanthropology, mathematics and Latin.

Mr. Robert Lee,  Former chief Economist  Board of Executors (South Africa, Economic Consultant (UK)and  Private investor .

Sir Paul Marshall, Marshall Wace, Chairman of ARK Schools

Mr Rory Maw, Bursar, Magdalen College, Oxford

Mr John Mills,   Entrepreneur and Economist Chairman of JML and Chair of   Labour Leave and Labour Future.  Posts by John Mills

Dame Helena Morrissey.   Head of Personal Investing. Legal and General Investment Management. Formerly Chief Executive, Newton Investment Management.

Mr Rory Sutherland, Executive Creative Director at OgilvyOne, Ogilvy Group UK

Professor Paul Ormerod, Economist at Volterra Partners, a Visiting Professor at the UCL Centre for Decision Making Uncertainty. posts by Paul Ormerod

Professor Robert Rowthorn, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Fellow of Kings College, University of Cambridge  Posts by Robert Rowthorn

Dr Paul Sheard    Former Vice-Chairman and Chief Economist of S&P Global, which includes the international ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s.

Mr.Edmond Truell,  Disruptive Capital Finance, London

Mr Peter Udale,  CEO Pembridge Analytics.

Mr Harry Western   This is the pen-name of a senior economist working in the private sector who wishes to remain anonymous.


Professor Nigel Biggar, Regius Prof of Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Canon of Christ Church, University of Oxford

Professor Paul Elbourne,   Professor of the Philosophy of Language, Magdalen College, Oxford University

Professor John Gray   Political Philosopher, broadcaster and writer. Formerly Professor of European Thought at the LSE.

Dr James Orr  McDonald Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology, Ethics and Public Life, Christ Church, University of Oxford

Dr. Tom Simpson, philosophy of public policy, Blavatnik School, University of Oxford.   Posts by Tom Simpson

Professor John Tasioulas, Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy, and Law, King’s College, London

Foreign policy/diplomacy/defence:

Dr Philip Cunliffe, Senior Lecturer in International Conflict, University of Kent

Sir Richard Dearloveformer head of the Secret Intelliegence Service, former master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Chair of the Trustees, University of London  Posts by Richard Dearlove

Mr John Forsyth, former member of the Council of the Royal Institute for International Affairs and Centre of International Studies, Cambridge

Mr Adrian Hill former head of Commercial Dept., British Embassy, Seoul and former British Army Officer.  Posts by Adrian Hill

Dr Lee Jones, Reader in International Politics, Queen Mary, University of London

Sir Peter Marshall, retired FCO, former Assistant Sec-Gen of Commonwealth

Dr Thomas Mills   Lecturer in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, University of Lancaster

Professor Gwythian Prins, Emeritus Research Professor, London School of Economics, visiting academic professor, École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr.  Posts by Gwythian Prins

Dr Philip Towle, Emeritus Reader in International Relations, and former Director of the Centre of International Studies, Cambridge

Sir Andrew Wood, former UK Ambassador to Yugoslavia and to Russia, and currently Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House.

Political and Social Sciences:

Dr Robin Dunbar    Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

Lord (Maurice) Glasman is a Labour Peer and political theorist and Director of the Common Good Foundation

Professor Robert J. Jackson is Distinguished Professor at Carleton University  Ottawa and Emeritus Fletcher Jones Professor of International Relations at the  University of Redlands, California.

Michael James  former university lecturer in Politics and assistant editor of Economic Affairs

Professor David Lane.  Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and  Emeritus Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

Dr Tara McCormack  School of History, Politics & International Relations, University of Leicester

Jonathan Rutherford, writer and political adviser, is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, Middlesex University

Professor Richard Tuck, FBA,   Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government at Harvard

George Yarrow is Chair of the Regulatory Policy Institute, a charity dedicated to promoting the study of regulation for the public benefit, and an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford


Professor David Abulafia, FBA, is Professor of Mediterranean History, Cambridge

Professor Robert Colls, Professor of Cultural History at De Montfort University

Sir Noel Malcolm, FBA, is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls’ College, Oxford

Andrew Roberts, Historian and biographer. Lehrman Institute Distinguished Fellow at the New York Historical Society and Visiting professor at the War Studies Department, Kings College London

Dr. Daniel Robinson, international history, Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford, formerly Senior Policy Adviser to the Minister for the Cabinet Office

Professor Jonathan Rutherford, writer, political adviser and Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies, Middlesex University and co-founder of Blue Labour

Dr Peter Sarris  Reader in Late Roman, Medieval and Byzantine History, Cambridge

Professor Michael Vickers,  Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, University of Oxford.

Education Arts and Culture

Pamela Dow formerly director of strategy at the Ministry of Justice, now chief reform officer, Catch22

Munira Mirza    Former Deputy Mayor for Culture and Education in London, arts adviser and writer

Dr Nicholas Shrimpton  Emeritus Fellow in English Literature, Lady Margaret Hall University of Oxford

Demography and Social Policy:

Prof David Coleman, Professor of Demography, University of Oxford Institute of Population Aging.

Dr Ian Moody  Associate Lecturer with the Open University from 1987-1997 and Head of Psychology at Hayesfield Girls’ School in Bath from 1998-2013. Posts by Ian Moody

Dr Joanna Williams, ,author and academic. Education Editor of Spiked magazine. Author of Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity (Palgrave/McMillan)

Natural Sciences:

Dr Ian Winter is a senior lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Cambridge