Professor Umbach was a guest speaker for one of the discussions we convened but she 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.

Maiken Umbach is Professor of Modern History at the University of Nottingham, and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Research in the Faculty of Arts. 

Born in Germany, she was educated at the University of Cambridge, and taught for 15 years at the University of Manchester before taking up the chair at Nottingham, during which time she also held visiting appointments at Harvard, UCL, Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, the Australian National University, the Free University of Berlin, and the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich. 

At the University of Nottingham, Maiken directs the Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies, and she has published widely on identity politics and the cultural history of space in modern Europe, from 1700 to 1945. 

Her current research is concerned with ideology and private life in Nazi Germany, and she works with museums and other public organisations throughout the UK and Europe on the role of photography in commemorating and learning about the Holocaust.