Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Lewis achieved national recognition when she won the third series of The X Factor in 2006, winning a £1 million recording contract with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music. Her winner's single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This", peaked at number one for four weeks on the UK Singles Chart and it broke a world record for having 50,000 digital downloads within 30 minutes. In February 2007, Lewis signed a five-album contract in the United States with Clive Davis's record label, J Records.
Marcus Peter Francis du Sautoy OBE FRS /dʊˈsoʊtɔɪ/, is a British mathematician, author, and populariser of science and mathematics. In 2008, he was appointed to the Simonyi Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford where he is also a Professor of Mathematics. Formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Wadham College, Oxford, he is now a Fellow of New College, Oxford. He was previously President of the Mathematical Association, an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Senior Media Fellow, and a Royal Society University Research Fellow.
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, KG, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, TD, PC , styled Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and Viscount Halifax from 1934 until 1944, was one of the most senior British Conservative politicians of the 1930s. He held several senior ministerial posts during this time, most notably those of Viceroy of India from 1925 to 1931 and of Foreign Secretary between 1938 and 1940. He was one of the architects of the policy of appeasement of Hitler In 1936-38, working closely with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. However, after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in March 1939 he was one of those who pushed for a new policy of attempting to deter further German aggression by promising to go to war to defend Poland.