David Benjamin James is an English professional goalkeeper who currently plays for the England national team and is captain of English Premier League club Portsmouth. As of 14 February 2009, he achieved the all-time Premier League record of 536 appearances, having overtaken Gary Speed with 535. He has also been capped 49 times by England, having made his first appearance in 1997.
Brian Redhead (28 December 1929 - 23 January 1994) was a British author, journalist and broadcaster. He was probably best known as a co-presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 which he worked on from 1975 until 1993, shortly before his death. He was a great lover and promoter of the city of Manchester and the North West in general, where he lived and worked for many years.
Simon Winchester, OBE (born 28 September 1944), is a British author and journalist who lives in the United States and Scotland. Winchester studied geology at St Catherine's College, Oxford before working in Africa and on offshore oil rigs. He then spent a twenty-year career as a foreign correspondent for The Guardian, winning several awards. While at The Guardian, he was a witness to the events of Bloody Sunday.
Peter Preston (born 23 May 1938 in Leicestershire) is a British journalist and author. He was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and St John's College, Oxford, where he edited the student paper Cherwell. He has received honorary degrees from the City University, London and the University of Leicester (2003). He joined The Guardian in 1963 and was editor for twenty years, from 1975 to 1995.
John Edward Poynder Grigg (April 15, 1924 – December 31, 2001) was a British writer, historian and politician. He was the 2nd Baron Altrincham from 1955 until he disclaimed that title under the Peerage Act on the day it received the Royal Assent in 1963.
Rosemary Elizabeth "Posy" Simmonds MBE (born 9 August 1945) is a British newspaper cartoonist and writer and illustrator of children's books. She is best known for her long association with The Guardian, for which she has drawn the cartoons Gemma Bovery (2000) and Tamara Drewe (2005-2006), both later published as books. Her style gently satirises the English middle classes and in particular those of a literary bent.
Alan Charles Rusbridger (born 29 December 1953 in Northern Rhodesia) is the son of the late G H Rusbridger, the Director of Education of Northern Rhodesia. He has been editor of The Guardian since 1995. Previously he was a reporter, columnist, features editor and the deputy editor of The Guardian. Briefly, he worked for The Observer as a critic and was Washington Editor of the ill-fated London Daily News before returning to The Guardian in 1987.
David McKie (born 1935) is a British journalist and historian. He was deputy editor of The Guardian and continued to write a weekly column for that paper until 4 October 2007, with the byline "Elsewhere". Until 10 September 2005, he also wrote a second weekly column, under the pseudonym "Smallweed" (and occasionally under anagrams, such as "Dame Wells", and "Lee Laws MD").
Gary Younge is a British journalist and author, born to immigrant parents from Barbados. Younge read French and Russian at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He went on to study at City University, London where he gained a Post-graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism in 1993. Younge is a columnist for The Guardian and is currently the newspaper's New York City correspondent. He also has a monthly column for The Nation called "Beneath the Radar.
Timothy Garton Ash CMG, (born 12 July 1955 in London) is a British historian and author. His focus is the late modern and contemporary history of Central and Eastern Europe. He has specifically worked on the Communist dictatorships of that region, the origins of the Revolutions of 1989 in that region and their immediate aftermath, i.e. the transformation of the former Eastern Bloc states from their totalitarian past towards their integration into the Western capitalist order.
Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus CBE (3 April 1888 – 28 February 1975) was an English writer and critic, best known for his writing on music and cricket. For many years, he wrote for The Manchester Guardian. He was untrained in music, and his style of criticism was subjective, romantic and personal, in contrast with his critical contemporary Ernest Newman. Before becoming a cricket writer he had been a cricket coach at a boys' school.
Jonathan Saul Freedland (born February 25, 1967) is a British journalist, who writes a weekly column for The Guardian and a monthly piece for the Jewish Chronicle. Freedland has previously written for The Daily Mirror and as of September 2005, he writes each Thursday for the London Evening Standard. Born into a Jewish family, he is the son of Michael Freedland, the biographer and journalist.
Alexander Chancellor (born 4 January 1940) is a British journalist. He was the editor of the conservative Spectator magazine from 1975 to 1984, and now contributes a weekly column in The Guardian, published in the "Weekend" supplement each Saturday. In 1993 he spent a year in America working as an editor at The New Yorker magazine, where he oversaw the "Talk of the town" section. This experience was the basis of a memoir, Some Times in America, which was published in both the UK and the US.
Charlton "Charlie" Brooker (born 3 March 1971 in Reading, Berkshire) is a British journalist, comic writer and broadcaster. His style of humour is savage and profane, with surreal elements and a consistent satirical pessimism. He presents TV shows Screenwipe, Gameswipe and Newswipe, writes review columns for The Guardian newspaper, and is one of four creative directors of comedy production company Zeppotron.
Edward Taylor "Ted" Scott (15 November 1883 - 22 April 1932) was a British journalist, who was editor and briefly co-owner of the Manchester Guardian, and the younger son of its legendary editor-owner C. P. Scott. After a brief spell at the University of Oxford, Ted Scott attended the London School of Economics, and eventually took a University of London external degree, having left the LSE to work as private secretary to Sidney Olivier, the governor of Jamaica.
Linda Colley, Lady Cannadine, CBE (born 1949) is a British historian, widely known for her 1992 study Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707–1837, which explored the development of Britishness following the 1707 Acts of Union. She is currently Shelby M. C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton University in the United States.
Jonathan Glancey is an architectural critic and writer who is the architecture and design editor at The Guardian, a position he has held since 1997. He previously held the same post at The Independent. He has also been involved with the architecture magazines Architectural Review, The Architect and Blueprint. He is an honorary fellow of RIBA.
Sir Max Hugh Macdonald Hastings, FRSL (born 28 December 1945) is a British journalist, editor, historian and author. He is the son of Macdonald Hastings, the noted British journalist and war correspondent, and Anne Scott-James, sometime editor of Harper's Bazaar.
Ian Mayes is a British journalist and editor. He was the readers' editor for The Guardian newspaper (November 1997 - March 2007), and was president of the international Organization of News Ombudsmen (May 2005 - May 2007), serving as a board member since May 2002 after joining in April 2001.
Martin James Kettle (born 7 September 1949) is a British journalist and author. The son of two prominent communist activists Arnold Kettle (best remembered as a literary critic) (1916-86) and Margot Kettle (née Gale) (1916-95), Martin Kettle was educated at Leeds Modern School and Balliol College, Oxford University. Kettle worked for the National Council for Civil Liberties as a research officer from 1973.
Larry Elliott is a British journalist and author focusing on economic issues. He is currently Economics editor at The Guardian, and has published four books on related issues, often in partnership with Dan Atkinson. His areas of particular interest are globalisation, trade, Europe, development and the interface between economics and the environment.