Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Attending the Alternative Families Show as part of his brief for MT's probe into the fertility industry held few surprises for Purvis. Twice married, he has three children aged eight to 22, one of whom is gay. A former Independent and Observer staffer, he calls himself 'a method journalist, like a method actor'.


Bloomberg columnist Lynn has just written a book on the Greek crisis and the fate of the euro: Bust: Greece, the Euro and the Sovereign Debt Crisis. For MT, he looks at the single currency's likely fate as Ireland joins Greece in bankruptcy. When he isn't deep in serious economics, Lynn pens action thrillers.


MT's new editorial assistant spent three years in TV and radio. She's also a newbie to the Big Smoke, having trained in the relative tranquillity of Exeter and Cardiff. 'At least I don't have to worry about Welsh pronunciation any more,' she says.


Bonner, responsible for the industrial sperm illustration gracing the pages of our fertility feature, spends most of his time illustrating book covers. But the Scotland-based artist may have found a more fertile line of work - this is his second conception commission in as many months. Quite a niche.


Taylor took time off from editing MT's website to write this month's feature on Britain's high-level skills gap. It made him think that he should have spent less time at university watching Quincy and more time working on his commercial awareness. That way, he might have ended up with a proper job.

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