Glyn Williams is Professor Emeritus of History at Queen Mary & Westfield College, the University of London, & specializes in the history of exploration. He is the author of "The Voyages of Captain Cook," "The Great South Sea: English Voyages & Encounters 1570-1750," & "Ruling Britannia: A Political History of Britain 1688-1988." He lives in Kent, England.
Adrian Smith is Professor of Human Geography and Head of the Department of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. Alison Stenning is Reader in Economic and Social Geography in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University. Katie Willis is Reader in Development Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.