Roll of Honour

PAST WINNERS

Dr. Riadh Bensaoucha – for services to Memory – Algeria

Edward de Bono – Regarded as one of the leading authorities in the world in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill – Malta

Chionofuji – Sumo grand champion who used brain rather than brawn to triumph – Japan

Professor Michael A Crawford – for his contribution to improving mental health by better nutrition – UK

Leif Edvinsson – Educator and author of the book Intellectual Capital – Sweden

Wang Feng – History student at Wuhan University, achieved the highest ever score in a World Memory Championship – China

Michael Gelb – Author of ‘How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci and many other best selling books on developing mind and body. Internationally renowned as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, the martial art of Aikido and as a professional juggler. See http://michaelgelb.com/ – USA

Lorraine Gill – Artist – Australia

John Glenn – Pioneering astronaut, US Senator, athlete and fighter pilot.

Professor Stephen Hawking – Astro Physicist Extraordinaire and holder of Sir Isaac Newton’s Professorship at Cambridge – UK

Demis Hassabis – co founder of DeepMind, a pioneering machine learning company – Hassabis was born to a Greek Cypriot father and a Chinese Singaporean mother and grew up in North London

Ted Hughes – Poet Laureate – UK

Lana Israel – Rhodes Scholar, teenage polymath and world promoter of the ideal of Mental Literacy – USA/South Africa

Prince Mohsin Ali Khan of Hyderabad – for his lifelong commitment to charity, world peace and understanding – India

Garry Kasparov – World chess champion (highest rated player of all time), linguist, athlete and campaigner for improved global education – Russia

HSH Prince Marek Kasperski and HSH Princess Petrina Mikayla Kasperski – Services to Global Mental Literacy – Poland

Dominic O’Brien – Eight times World Memory Champion – UK

Steve Redgrave – Five times Olympic Gold Medalist in rowing and proponent and living example of the belief that brain power can be the determinant for success in an ostensibly physical activity – UK

Gene Roddenberry – Engineer, philanthropist, the originator of and mastermind behind Star Trek – USA

Dr Manahel Thabet – Scientist – Yemen

Dr Marion Tinsley – Legendary mind sports champion and the first human ever to win an official thinking sport world championship against a computer – USA

LIVING BRAIN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Baroness Susan Greenfield  -Scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. Her speciality is the physiology of the brain and she has worked to research and bring attention to Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Baroness Greenfield is Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford and Director of the Royal Institution. She is noted for her endeavours to bring scientific understanding to the public – UK

AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Dr. M.A.R. Habib, Rutgers University/Gulf University