UK born Brian Foster has a strong commitment to the popularisation of physics, including the Superstrings and Einstein’s Universe lectures, which he presents with the virtuoso violinist Jack Liebeck and the Accelerate! lecture, intended for younger children. He led the particle physics group at Bristol University from 1992-2003, subsequently becoming Professor of Experimental Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Balliol College, positions that he still holds. He was head of Particle Physics in Oxford from 2004-2011. He is also Humboldt Professor at the University of Hamburg & DESY and currently European Director of the Linear Collider Consortium.