Events

Saturday-Sunday March 17-18 – Guardian Investigative Journalism Masterclass
Time: 10:00-5:00pm

Paul Lewis and I are back to teach journalists, lawyers, campaigners, authors and others the tricks of the investigative journalism trade. We’ve added a beefed up section on understanding company accounts and tracking assets as well as a section on keeping sources safe from online and other forms of surveillance. Our previous courses sold out quickly so if you want to attend sign up soon.

Location: Guardian offices, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
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Saturday 10 March 2012 – TEDxWarwick 2012
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

I’ll be speaking in the morning half of this all-day event at Warwick University. TEDx is a spin-off of the prestigious TED talks, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The theme of the conference is Global Challenges and I’ll be giving a talk entitled. ‘The beginning of the end of the free internet.

Location: The Arts Centre’s Butterworth Hall
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Thursday 08 March – Bath Literary Festival
Time: 6.15pm – 7.15pm
Everything is Digital

This is my second year at this book festival in the beautiful city of Bath. I’ll be talking about The Revolution Will Be Digitised, taking questions from the audience and signing book afterwards.
Location: Bath Guildhall
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Date: Wednesday 29 February 2012 – LSE Literary Festival
Time: 6.30-8:00pm
Censorship in an Age of Freedom

I’ll be at the London School of Economics Literary Festival speaking on censorship with author Nick Cohen (You Can’t Read This Book) and director of POLIS Charlie Beckett. We’ll be talking about the censorship and secrecy that abounds in an age of information overload. With a multitude of online voices do we know more than before? Are we closer to the truth? Or are we becoming more susceptible to propaganda and spin?

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Book tickets & more information here
This event is now fully booked but there may be returns and I will certainly be happy to sign books afterwards.

Wednesday 29 February 2012 – Open Justice
Time: 09:00am – 2:00pm
Justice Wide Open: Open justice in the digital age

I’ll be speaking at this Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism seminar. This is a free, half-day event accredited with 3 CPD points and will discuss issues around access to courts and judicial information in the 21st century. More information on the event here. The event is currently full but you can go on the waiting list.

Location: College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 0HB, UK

Monday 13 September – 7:00-8:30pm – Westminster Skeptics, London
Come along to the Westminster Skeptics where I’ll be talking about a radical new concept of making political policy based on publicly available facts. This is the antithesis of policy-making through secret lobbying or public relations propaganda. Currently, the UK public exist in a state of information apartheid where one’s access to facts is directly determined by one’s wealth, power or privilege. There is a move to open up huge tracts of official data to the people but there is much resistance and it is a great struggle to get even the most basic civic data. Come and join me for some pontification and a pint.

Location Old Monk Exchange (Corner of Strutton Ground and Victoria Street), London

Reserve a place on the Skeptics Facebook page.

Saturday 21 August – 12:00-1:00pm – Edinburgh International Book Festival
I’ll be speaking about The Silent State in the ScottishPower Studio Theatre and doing a book signing afterwards.

Book tickets and more info here. Woohoo! I’ve already sold out – but you can still come along afterwards for the signing.

Thursday 12 August – 7.00pm – Frontline Club
The publication by Wikileaks of more than 70,000 classified US military documents on the Afghan war is forcing journalists to confront their antipathy to electronic data. Increasingly, stories will come not only not only from paper documents and human sources but electronic sets of data. I’ll be speaking on a panel to discuss all these issues of data journalism with: Julian Assange, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief (via online link up); media lawyer Mark Stephens of Finers, Stephens Innocent and the Guardian’s legal editor Afua Hirsch.

Book tickets and more info here.

Sat 29th May 2010 – 7.00pm – Hay Literary Festival
I’ll be speaking at the Hay Festival (Event Number 67) on The Silent State with writer and lawyer Philippe Sands. The event is being held in the Guardian Stage and I’ll be vying to pack it out despite competition from Alain de Botton, Jerry Hall (eh?), David Mitchell and Grayson Perry.

Book tickets here. There will be a book signing afterwards.

13th April – 7.45pm – Southbank Centre

I’ll be in conversation with historian Tristram Hunt on Tuesday 13th April at 7.45pm. The event is part of the Southbank Centre’s Election 2010 series and I’ll be discussing The Silent State.

Book tickets and more info here.

15th April – 1pm – Royal Society of Arts
I’ll be speaking at the RSA about Secrets, Surveillance and the State of British Democracy. The event is chaired by
Matthew Taylor the RSA’s chief executive. This event is already FULLY BOOKED but you join the waiting list.
More information here.