Category "Speaking"


Media, Ethics, & Dementia

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This week, I took part in a dinner debate about media, ethics, and dementia. The conversation was run by the Dementia Festival of ideas, a year-long programme of events designed...


One teacher per student

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This week, I was in Seoul presenting at the Global Education Dialogue run by the British Council and co-hosted by hte Korean Council for University Education. The conference focused on...


Digital Utopias

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Tomorrow, I am compèring the Digital Utopias conference, an event curated by @ANDfestival and produced by @GoogleUK @ACE_NAtional @Hull2017 @theSpaceArts and @BritishCouncil It’s an extraordinary programme. Here’s the brief: Digital Utopias is a one-day...


Salford International Media Festival #SIMF14

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This week saw some of the UK’s best media pros come to Salford – many of them are already here of course! The phenomenal venue of Media City was a...


TEDx Warwick

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On Saturday 9th March, I’ll give a talk as part of TEDx Warwick. This will be the second time I’ve spoken at Warwick, the first being at the Virtual Futures...


From London 2012 to Rio 2016 #Olympics

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I’m delighted to be giving a keynote at this @BritishLibrary event on 5th Nov. It’s especially nice to focus on Rio 2016, just after the London 2012 Games, and to...


Are the Olympic Games Good for humanity?

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Just before the London 2012 Games began, I gave a talk for South Place Ethical Society, whose Wikipedia entry says it is ‘the oldest surviving freethought organisation in the world, and is...


Future Sport

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Talk given at the Royal College of Art for their Design Interactions programme....


Social Media Week Glasgow

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On 25th Sept, I’ll be giving a talk at the Glasgow Science Centre as part of Social Media Week Glasgow. The talk focuses on the London 2012 Olympic Games, dubbed...


London 2012: The First Social Media Olympics?

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I’ve given a lot of interviews over the Olympic Games about social media, also writing a few pieces, including this one for the BBC. Here’s a glimpse of some of...


Debating Matters

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Last week, I took part as a judge in the Debating Matters programme, part of the Institute of Ideas work, funded by Wellcome Trust. It was one of the most...