Prajnaketu is a Buddhist teacher and member of a Buddhist Order with a Masters in Mathematics and Philosophy from New College, Oxford. He has some really interesting ideas and I think you could have some interesting discussions. Themes on ethical living; meditation; personal/psychological/ emotional/spiritual development; solitude; and also elements of more traditional Buddhist lifestyles and values.
Born in and growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Studied at School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, tutors included Lebbeus Woods, David Turnbull, Hayley Eber, Pep Aviles, David Gersten, Diane Lewis, Michael Young
Research into the technology of a space elevator, occupying the Earth’s atmosphere as an orbiting satellite and messenger - a connection and neural network between Earth and the cosmos - always sending, receiving, and storing information.
Interests in science fiction, spaces/architecture for extreme locations such as the polar regions, the Moon and other places in outer space.
After graduating worked in the NYC office of Rafael Viñoly Architects.
Now works at Hugh Broughton Architects on the extreme environment and remote location architecture.
Jackie Watson MA (Hons) Jurisprudence Oxon; MSc Applied Positive Psychology University of East London
Jackie graduated in Law from Oxford University and, following a successful career as a solicitor and tax consultant in London, Paris and Oxford, went back to University in 2010 to take a Masters in positive psychology. She now enjoys teaching International pre-University students Law and also Life skills. She is particularly fascinated by what makes people thrive and flourish, by the resilience and by personal strengths as an indicator for career choices. In her leisure time, she likes to adapt industrial and domestic design ideas to her home and is actively trying to reduce its carbon footprint. She became a type 1 diabetic at age 15, has two adult children who have left the nest and been (just a little) replaced by two cats.
Harleen graduated from the University of Southampton in July 2017, with a distinction in her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree. Since then, she has worked as a junior doctor in the Oxford University Hospitals Trust; rotating through ‘Emergency Surgery’, ‘Adult Psychiatry’ and ‘Acute General Medicine’ jobs. During a break from her undergraduate studies, she completed a Masters degree sponsored by the Institute of Medical Ethics, focusing on medical ethics and the changing landscape of healthcare law. She also has a significant interest in global health; particularly the fair provision of healthcare in regions where gender inequality prevails. With as much inclination to the arts as the sciences, she has also previously competed and performed on an international platform as a professional dancer. Her current creative pursuits are wedding photography and poetry. Who’s interested to gauge numbers?