Eileen Hogan MA(RCA)
Artist, Professor of Fine Art at the University of the Arts London, Trustee of the Royal Drawing School
“The Salvesen Mindroom Centre is fresh-thinking, imaginative and inclusive. It draws together science and the arts to bring an energetic and effective approach to the serious problem of learning difficulties.”
Dr Loretta Giorcelli OAM
Professor of Special Education, Director of Giorcelli Educational Consultancy Services, Sydney, Australia. Visiting Professor to San Francisco State University.
“The Salvesen Mindroom Centre charity is a remarkable force for change and growth, especially for individuals with vulnerabilities and their families. The work and dedication of Sophie Dow and her team has already brought enormous change to the way people think, the way services are delivered and the way inclusive practices can be extended to each and every member of society. The Salvesen Mindroom Centre exemplifies the best that international networks, strong local advocacy and individual vision can achieve.”
Impressionist and Comedian
Widely regarded as Britain’s top satirical impressionist with a TV career of over 30 years, Rory has won numerous awards including 3 BAFTAs for his long-running Channel 4 series Bremner Bird & Fortune, featuring Rory and the two Johns. In his spare time, he translates operas and plays from French and German. Rory is a Patron of wildlife charity Tusk and the ADHD Foundation – he was diagnosed with the condition in 2016, and in 2017 completed a BBC Horizon Documentary about it (ADHD and Me).