Dr Scilla Elworthy Founder of the Oxford Research Group

Dr Scilla Elworthy founded Oxford Research Group in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, and Peace Direct in 2002 to support local peacebuilders in conflict areas. Awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003; three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Adviser to Peter Gabriel, Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’; Councillor of the World Future Council, director of programmes World Peace Festival Berlin August 2011.