George Walden is a former diplomat and Conservative Minister, now a writer. His books include Who's a Dandy, God Won't Save America, Time To Emigrate, and China: A Wolf in the World?

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Celia Walden is a feature writer for the Daily Telegraph. She is the author of Harm’s Way and Babysitting George (Bloomsbury). Read more

Guy Walters is the author of Berlin Games - How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream, and Hunting Evil, a history of how the Nazis escaped and were tracked down (or not).

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Keith Ward is a British cleric and scholar, and the author of many books, including The God Conclusion.

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Bryan Ward-Perkins is a lecturer in History at Oxford University and Fellow of Trinity College. He is the author of The Fall of Rome and The End of Civilisation. Read more
John Ware is a freelance broadcaster and writer. A former senior correspondent for the BBC’s Panorama, he was a Royal Television Society Television Journalist of the Year and winner of the James Cameron Prize. Read more

David Wark holds the Chair in High Energy Physics at Imperial College, London.

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Jeremy Warner is the former Business Editor of the Independent. He now works for the Daily Telegraph

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Ibn Warraq (a pseudonym) wrote his first book, Why I am not a Muslim, in 1995 in response to the Rushdie Affair. He is the author of Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism.

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Anne Marie Waters is spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign and council member of the National Secular Society.  She is a writer and speaker on democracy and human rights, and campaigns for gender equality and to end cultural and religious relativism. 

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David Watkin is Professor of the History of Architecture Cambridge University. He is the author of Sir John Soane and A History of Western Architecture. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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As a student Terry was told he would fail if he continued to submit any more classical designs Read more
Lucy Watson is an editorial assistant on Advances in Eating Disorders. Read more

 

Daisy Waugh’s novel, Melting the Snow on Hester Street, was published in April 2013 by HarperCollins. 

 

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Frances Weaver is a former web editor and columnist of Standpoint.

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Alister Wedderburn is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and King's College London. Read more
Lord Weidenfeld is the co-founder and chairman of Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Andrew Roberts is an historian. His latest book is The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. Read more

George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of Roman Pilgrimage and Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic).

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Michael Weiss is Researrch Director of The Henry Jackson Society. His work has appeared in Slate, The Weekly Standard and The New Criterion.

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Ed West is the author of The Diversity Illusion: What We Got Wrong about Immigration and How to Set It Right (Gibson Square). 

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James Wharton served in the Household Cavalry for ten years until April 2013. His first book, Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier, is published by Biteback in June.  Read more

Peter Whittle is director of the New Culture Forum and author of Look at Me: Celebrating the Self in Modern Britain, Private Views: Voices from the Front Line of British Culture, Monarchy Matters and, most recently, Being British: What's Wrong With It? (Biteback). He is UKIP's prospective parliamentary candidate for Eltham.

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In the run-up to the Oscars, the doyen of British film criticism, the Observer's film critic Philip French, discusses the demise of cinema as an art form with Standpoint's critic Peter Whittle.

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Jamie Whyte is the head of research at Oliver Wyman, a former philosophy lecturer and the author of Quack Policy: Abusing Science in the Cause of Paternalism (Institute of Economic Affairs). He is the former leader of ACT, a free-market political party in New Zealand.

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Jacob Willer is a figurative painter from London. He is writing a book about how to enjoy looking at paintings. Read more
David Willetts MP is the Minister for Universities and Science. His latest book, The Pinch, is published by Atlantic Books. Frank Field MP is a former Minister for Welfare Reform and chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust. Read more
Tom Wilson is a doctoral student researching Middle Eastern politics at University College London Read more
Patrick Wilz is a history graduate of the London School of Economics, Read more
Simon Winder's most recent book Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe (Picador) was shortlisted for last year's Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. Read more
Keith Windschuttle is a historian and the editor of Quadrant, the leading Australian literary and cultural magazine Read more
Oliver Wiseman is Standpoint's Assistant Editor. Read more

Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Her books include Jews and Power (Jewish Encounters).  Jack Wertheimer is the Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His books include A People Divided: Judaism in Contemporary America (Basic Books) and Imagining the American Jewish Community (Brandeis University Press).

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Robert Solomon Wistrich is the Neuburger Professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of anti-Semitism.

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Judith Wolfe is a Lecturer in Theology at the University of St Andrews and a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. She is the author of Heidegger's Eschatology (OUP) and Heidegger and Theology (Continuum). Read more
Paul Wolfowitz is a visiting scholar in foreign and defense policy studies at AEI, where he studies development issues. He has spent more than three decades in public service and higher education. Most recently, he served as president of the World Bank and deputy Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Read more
Philip Womack is a contributing editor of the Literary Review. His second novel, The Liberators, is published by Bloomsbury. Read more

David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. He has edited Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson. His edition of Gulliver's Travels was recently published by CUP. 

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Sir Chris Woodhead is the former Chief Inspector for Schools. His latest book is A Desolation of Learning: Is This the Education our Children Deserve?

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Alexander Woolfson is a London-based defence analyst. He holds a doctorate from the London School of Economics in the development of American grand strategy. Read more

Blair Worden is a writer and historian, and is Research Professor of History at Royal Holloway College London. He is the author of many books, including Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England.

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Peregrine Worsthorne is a writer, newspaper columnist and former Editor of the Sunday Telegraph.

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H.R. Woudhuysen is Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, and the co-editor with Michael F. Suarez SJ of The Book: A Global History (OUP). Read more

Michela Wrong is a freelance writer on Africa. Her most recent book is It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower.

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