Will Hutton is Principal of Hertford College, co-founder of the Big Innovation Centre and a columnist for the Observer, where he was Editor, then Editor-in-Chief for four years. Will’s best-known book is probably The State We’re In, one of the top-selling books on political economy since 1945. Since then he has published prominently on a wide range of topics, with titles including The State to Come; On the Edge: Essays on a Runaway World (with Anthony Giddens), an analysis of globalisation; and The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century. His next book Them and Us – an examination of fairness and due desert in driving vigorous market economies – was published in 2010, and the forward-looking How Good We Can Be in 2015. His latest book Saving Britain: How We Can Prosper in a New European Future (with Andrew Adonis) is due to be released in June 2018.