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Charlotte Crofts (Digital Cultures Research Centre)

Dr. Charlotte Crofts is a creative producer and Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking and Creative Media at University of the West of England, Bristol. Charlotte has developed the Curzon Memories App which uses digital technologies to explore cinema exhibition spaces.

Ann Gray (European Journal of Cultural Studies)

Professor Ann Gray has written on the forms, functions, introduction, and uses of moving image technologies. She is the co-editor of the European Journal of Cultural Studies, and her most recent book, with Erin Bell, is History on Television (2012).

Allan Eyles (Cinema Theatre Association)

The Cinema Theatre Association is a cinema heritage organisation dedicated to the history of cinema buildings. Allen Eyles is a historian of British cinema and his books include studies of the Odeon, Granada, Gaumont and ABC cinema chains and London's West End Cinemas.

Ken Worpole (writer and public policy researcher)

Ken Worpole is Professor Emeritus at The Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and the author of books on architecture, landscape and public policy, including, Last Landscapes: the architecture of the cemetery in the West (2003), Modern Hospice Design: the architecture of palliative care (2009), and Contemporary Library Architecture (2013). He has also collaborated with photographer Jason Orton on two books exploring the coastal landscape of the Thames Estuary and East Anglia: 350 Miles (2005) & The New English Landscape (2013).

Peter J Knight (Projected Picture Trust)

Peter Knight is currently the chairman of The Projected Picture Trust which is an organisation dedicated to locating, preserving, renovating and exhibiting the equipment of still and moving images.

Lawrence Napper (Kings College London)

Dr Lawrence Napper is a scholar of British film history and author of British Cinema and Middle-brow Culture (2009). He was senior researcher on the University of East Anglia’s British Cinema History Project (2001-5), and in this time worked on cataloguing the BECTU project (interviews with workers in the cinema industry conducted under the aegis of the amalgamated trade union, BECTU).

Roger Shannon (Swish Birmingham)

Roger Shannon is the director of Swish films, Birmingham. Swish films develops and produces films as well as organizing film events and festivals. Roger is former head of the BFI Production Board, and a Professor of Film and Television at the Edge Hill University