AUTHORS
James Soderholm took his PhD in English Literature from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Soderholm has published four books, including Platonic Occasions: Dialogues on Art, Literature and Culture (with Richard Begam, Stockholm University Press, 2015).

Dr Soderholm and Janeen Barker co-founded Langton Press, which has so far published three books, including two collections of students' essays (Recently Conceived: Essays from the Langton & Hideous Progeny: Bicentenary Essays on Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin's Frankenstein).
Cal Hewitt is a recent student of the Langton and the author of this website. Having led the LUCID experiment for two years, he is obsessed with beauty in the universe and the interconnectedness of scientific endeavour, language, and thought that his first dialogue explores. Since leaving school, he is reading Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Drishti Rai is an 18 year old with a passion for economics and academia. She plans to study the former at university, having completed A levels in maths, further maths, physics, and economics. She also runs a blog: thedismalstudy.wordpress.com
Moses May Hobbs is a Langton student intending to study the history of art and has a consuming love of philosophy and the arts. Enamoured with absurdist literature and surrealism, Mo’s Socratic contributions hail from his preoccupations with aesthetics, truth, and philosophical freedom.
Bruno Lindan is a part-time hypocrite with a penchant for most things less useful than chemistry; in particular, he is possessed by the charms of the worlds of mathematics and philosophy and wishes to continue pursuing his interest in the former into academia.
Melissa Orr studied A-levels in Philosophy, Fine Art, and Mathematics at the Langton. After completing a gap year of work experience and travelling she hopes to read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at university.
Adam Nell-Millard is 18, and currently studying History, Philosophy, and Mathematics. He hopes to continue studying Philosophy in the future. He is particularly interested in topics relating to human nature and concerned with the human relationship to death and religious belief.
Rose Pettengell is studying Paramedic Science but has a deep interest in English literature and history. She believes that Webster's Bosola is far more darkly interesting than Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Lily Begg is a student of French and Italian who spends a lot of her time wondering whether the world is a good place or a bad place. She spends the rest of her free time doing things like growing plants and smashing the patriarchy.
Daniel Appiah is an old Langtonian currently reading History and Politics at the University of Exeter. Dan's contemplation of speech acts and the philosophy of language yields no consolation, but the free and frank exchange of ideas is consolation enough. He continues to strive to achieve a Stoic ideal, and knows he will not.
Thomas Newton is a passionate physicist -- following in the footsteps of fellow dialogue author, Cal Hewitt, with regards to command of the LUCID project -- who has a persistent interest in the theatrical arts. A desire to bridge the culture gap between the arts and sciences inspired his approach to his dialogue and is something he hope to preserve when pursuing physics studies at university.
Kyle Blaus-Plissner enjoys wordplay in all forms, spoken or written. A student of The Great Silence, he resides in Colorado, United States, where he often veers off of the established trails of mountains and conversations.
M.E. Rolle is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Surrey. When she isn't staring hopelessly at a computer screen, she takes the train into London and wanders the city, taking photos.
Ken Moffat is Head of School at The Langton and has taught English for 30 years.
Ali-Reza Omidvar is a Langton student who is obsessed with poetry, mysticism and Philosophy. After his migration to the UK and his later conversion to Christianity, he wrote a book comprising an analysis on the religio-political differences between eastern and western countries and some mystical poems. His plan is to first study Philosophy and then continue his further study in law.
Josie Orr is 17 and currently studies A-Level Politics, Maths, and Fine Art at the Langton. After finding an interest in post-truth she completed an EPQ on the topic, and followed up by writing this dialogue.
Grace Clover is a current Langton student studying History, English, Maths, and German. She spends the majority of her free time waiting around in odd places and has developed a knack for reading where one really ought not to read. She also wishes she could write poetry, but for now must be satisfied with discussing I Capture the Castle at great length with whoever will listen.
Ophelia Gregory is a writer of dialogues that are so outrageous they cannot be published. A controversial figure since pre-school she now studies the Classics, German and English. In her spare time, she also has a love for playing the Double Bass (badly) and generally being regarded as the devil incarnate.