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Lady Elizabeth Ashcombe

Lady Elizabeth Ashcombe was the first patron of the Trust. Her home Sudeley Castle was known as the residence of Queen Katherine Parr following her marriage to Sir Thomas Seymour after the death of Henry VIII. The Trust had an office on the Sudeley estate during the first year of its development.
Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D.

Ervin Laszlo, holder of the highest degree of the Sorbonne (the State Doctorate), is recipient of four Honorary Ph.D.s and numerous awards and distinctions, including the 2001 Goi Award (the Japan Peace Prize) and a nomination for the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. He is a former professor of philosophy, systems theory, and futures studies in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East and founder and president of the international think-tank The Club of Budapest as well as of the General Evolution Research Group. The author of more than 70 books, translated into 20 languages, he lives in Italy.

Ashok K. Gangadean, Ph.D.

Ashok Gangadean is Professor of Global Philosophy at Haverford University. He is Co-Convenor of the World Commision on Global Consciousness, Founder-Director of the Global Dialogue Institute, Co-Chair of the World Wisdom Council and a regular television host

Isabel Hawkins, Ph.D.

As Research Astronomer and Senior Fellow in Science Education, Isabel Hawkins is Director of the Center for Science Education at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL). Dr. Hawkins is principal investigator of several national education initiatives, including NASA Office of Space Science's Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum (in collaboration with Goddard Space Flight Center), and Project FIRST (Fostering Reading Through Science and Technology) funded by Calspace.