Deborah Bull is Assistant Principal (Culture & Engagement) at King’s College London. She danced with The Royal Ballet for 20 years, becoming Creative Director of the Royal Opera House in 2008. She writes and presents for television and radio, is the author of four books and was awarded a CBE in 1998. She served on Arts Council England and as a Governor of the BBC, and currently serves on the Arts and Humanities Research Council and as Vice President of the British Science Association.