Professor Barling was a guest speaker for one of the discussions we convened but he does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share guest speakers' contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries.
Helena Kennedy QC has practised at the Bar for 40 years in the field of criminal law and human rights. She has chaired the British Council for six years and the UK Human Genetics Commission for eight years. She has also been a member of the House of Lords for 19 years, where she sat on the Joint Committee of Human Rights but now chairs the Sub Committee on Justice within the European Union.
Kurt Barling is Professor Journalism at Middlesex University London, and author of the foreword to Darkness of Germany: A Warning from History by E. Amy Buller (Arcadia Books 2017).
He is an award-winning BBC investigative journalist and documentary-maker who, since 2014, has also taught at Middlesex University London. He began his career at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), after completing his doctorate there in international relations.
Professor Barling rediscovered Amy Buller’s book on a lecturing visit to Cumberland Lodge. His foreword outlines the background to the writing of Darkness over Germany and highlights its resonance in current times. He is the author of three previous books, including the well-received The R Word: Racism (2015) and Abu Hamza: Guilty (2014). His current book project looks at the importance of machine intelligence for the future of journalism and for democracy.