Meet the team

 Antony Cooke 2

Antony Cooke

Editor. Graduated from Durham University in Russian & French. Taught English at St. Petersburg State University. Previously worked at Michelin as a European project manager, and at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an associate in Investment Management. Fluent in Russian and French.

 Sam Morris 2

Sam Morris

Deputy editor. Graduated from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands with a BA in Politics in 2008 and from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Comparative Politics in 2009. In his spare time he enjoys going for country walks and writing about politics. Speaks Dutch and German.

 Paul Rance 2

Paul Rance

Deputy editor. Graduated from Exeter University with a BA in English Literature and also spent a year abroad at the University of Toronto to read Canadian literature. He completed his MA in English at UCL in 2010. Paul is a keen amateur photographer and film maker.


 Tom Lewis 2

Tom Lewis

Deputy editor. Graduated in 2015 with a BA in History from the University of Sheffield. Tom runs a regular music and visual arts event in his spare time.

 Michael Bird

Michael Bird

Assistant editor. Graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA in History. Prior to working at Chambers wrote for US-based entertainment websites and continues to review music in his spare time.

 Natalie Bertram

Natalie Bertram

Senior researcher. Graduated in 2016 from the University of Exeter with a BA in English Literature. Freelances as a proofreader in her free time.

 Laura Bishop

Laura Bishop

Senior researcher. Graduated in 2017 from the University of Sussex with an MA in Creative and Critical Writing following a BA in English.

 Alex Radford

Alex Radford

Senior researcher. Graduated from the University of York with a BA in Philosophy. Previously worked as an English teacher in China and as a project manager for an engineering firm.

 Leah Henderson

Leah Henderson

Senior researcher. Graduated from the University of the West of England with an MA in Journalism in 2015, after completing an undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature in 2014 at the University of Glasgow. Previously worked as a business English teacher in Madrid. 

 Sal-Francis Morton

Sal Francis Morton

Senior researcher. Graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a BA in Drama, receiving the Sylvia Perry Prize for Outstanding Contribution.






Joel Poultney

Graduated from Exeter University in 2016 with a BA in History and Politics. Following this, received an MA in Creative Writing from the same institution. Avid film watcher who enjoys writing film critiques in his spare time.










Ayesha Hayat

Graduated with a BA in History and Hispanic Studies from the University of Birmingham. Previously worked as an English tutor during a year abroad in Seville and was a student ambassador for the University of Birmingham's College of Arts and Law. Fluent in Spanish.