Mike Harris

Mike is the publisher of Little Atoms and the Director of 89up. He has run high profile campaigns on Belarus and Azerbaijan, works with the Don't Spy On Us campaign and documentary film company BRITDOC on the Oscar-nominated film CITIZENFOUR. He has written for The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and Index on Censorship.

Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms. He is Director of Editorial at 89up and has written and ghostwritten for The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, The Daily Telegraph, The New Statesman, The Sun, and The Irish Post.

Neil Denny

Neil Denny is the Interviews Editor of Little Atoms magazine, and for over ten years the producer and presenter of the Little Atoms Radio Show and podcast, in which capacity he has interviewed hundreds of people from astronauts to zoologists, hosted numerous live events at science and literary festivals, co-created an art installation about space travel, attempted stand-up comedy, and in 2012 drove 6000 miles across America interviewing scientists as part of a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travelling fellowship.

Caroline Christie

Caroline is the section editor of Art & Design at Little Atoms. She has written for The Guardian, Vice and Dazed & Confused.

Charlene Badibanga

Charlene is the commissioning editor, World for Little Atoms.


Maruxa Ruiz del Árbol

Maruxa is a Spanish journalist, working in London since 2009. She reports for Spanish newspapers El Pais and Cinco Días and on projects for Wired Magazine. Maruxa also works for BBC Mundo, the BBC’s Spanish language service.

Rosa Ellis

Rosa is a journalist from London. She primarily writes for U mag, a magazine that goes out to the 1.3 million members of UNISON, the public services union. She has also been published on the Guardian, The Independent, the New Humanist, the New Internationalist and others.

Adam Barnett

Adam Barnett is a freelance journalist and former staff writer at Left Foot Forward. He has written for Private Eye, New Statesman, Prospect, Dissent, Progress, and the Independent.

Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford is a recovering geneticist, now science writer and broadcaster. He presents BBC Radio 4's Inside Science, and his most recent book, Creation (Viking 2013), concerned the origin of life, genetic engineering and synthetic biology.

Ade Adepitan

Ade Adepitan is a Paralympic athlete, TV presenter and actor.

Alessio Colonnelli

Alessio Colonnelli is an Italian freelance journalist who has written for Open Democracy, The Independent, Foreign Policy, International Business Times and Politico Europe

Alex Masters

Alex Masters is the founding editor of BookSmoke (www.booksmoke.co.uk).She has written reviews, articles and author interviews for a range of publications, including The Guardian, Observer, newbooks and English PEN and she was a judge for The Guardian‘s Not the Booker Prize 2015.

Alex Mik

Alex Mik is Campaigns and Communications Manager for Fair Trials, a London- and Brussels-based nongovernmental organisation campaigning for the right to a fair trial globally. It’s currently campaigning for better defence rights standards in Europe and is also leading research into the use (and abuse) of plea bargaining across the globe.

Aliaksandr Klaskouski

Aliaksandr Klaskouski is head of analytical projects at the BelaPAN News Agency

Alison Rooper

Alison Rooper is a documentary filmmaker and executive producer who makes films for broadcasters and organisations around the world. She got to know Central America during the 1980s when she authored the book Fragile Victory: a Nicaraguan Community at War. She recently completed a short film about the work of the UNDP in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8hQz4YpCA

Andrew Copson

Andrew Copson is Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association. His writing on humanist and secularist issues has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and New Statesman as well as in various journals and he has represented the BHA and Humanism extensively on television news on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky

Andrew Holding

Dr Andrew Holding is a Fellow in Biochemistry of Downing College, University of Cambridge and a Senior Research Associate at the CRUK Cambridge Institute researching the mechanisms behind breast cancer. Andrew has worked with many organisations, including The Guardian and the BBC, to engage the public on science as well as feminism, education and religion.

Andrew Mueller

Andrew Mueller is a Contributing Editor at Monocle, and broadcasts regularly on its radio arm, Monocle 24. He also writes for The Guardian, Uncut and New Humanist, among other titles, and has reported from more than 80 countries. He is the author of three books of arguably somewhat self-aggrandising non-fiction: "Rock & Hard Places”, "I Wouldn't Start From Here” and “It’s Too Late To Die Young Now”. He was also partially responsible, in cahoots with Luke Haines and Cathal Coughlan, for the acclaimed musical historiography "The North Sea Scrolls". His country band, The Blazing Zoos, will release their second album in 2015. (image (C) Andy Vella / Foruli Ltd 2012. All rights reserved)

Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with blood cancer who need a blood stem cell transplant.

Benjamin Wakefield

Benjamin Wakefield is an editor at Mark Allen Healthcare and occasionally writes about politics, society and health

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson is a well-known technology journalist and advisor to arts and cultural organisations on matters related to digital technologies. He appears weekly on Click on BBC World Service radio and writes a monthly column for Focus magazine. He is Head of Partnership Development for the BBC Archive, a member of the boards of Writers’ Centre Norwich, Britten Sinfonia and The Collections Trust, and a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art.

Brendan Maton

Brendan specialises in explaining public and private welfare systems. He writes about how people save and the business of saving, for the Financial Times and Investments & Pensions Europe among other publications. He is currently investigating the commercialisation of Intellectual Property within universities. He began his journalist career with the FT Group.

Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez is a freelance journalist, feminist campaigner and co-founder of The Women's Room.

Chris Blohm

Chris Blohm is a freelance film writer based in London. He is a regular contributor to Little White Lies, Virgin Movies and VODzilla, and his collected work can be found at www.chrisblohm.com.


CISTA is a new political party. In the General Election we will campaign for a Royal Commission to review the UK's drug laws relating to cannabis.

Clare Dowdy

Clare specialises in design and architecture journalism. She has written for, among others, Wallpaper, Monocle, Wired and the Financial Times, where she wrote a column on product design called Design Space for two and a half years. Clare is the author of a book on independent retail design, One Offs. Copywriting clients include Peabody and the White Chapel Mission.

Conor Purcell

Conor Purcell is a science writer with a PhD in Earth Science. You can read some of his other articles at cppurcell.tumblr.com

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of many books. http://craphound.com/

Cristina Marconi

Cristina Marconi is a freelance writer, journalist and researcher based in London. After six years in Brussels as a correspondent for Italian media, and a fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalist in Oxford, she co-wrote Reporting the EU: News, Media and the European Institutions (IB Tauris 2014) with John Lloyd of the Financial Times, and worked as the head of research on a documentary about the European Union commissioned by the BBC.

Daniel Duquenal

Daniel Duquenal is editor of Venezuela News and Views

Daniella Peled

Daniella Peled is an editor at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and writes widely on foreign affairs

Danuta Kean

Danuta Kean is a writer and publishing analyst. She edited Writing the Future, about diversity in book publishing, and is currently working on Centre Stage, a report on diversity in the UK theatre for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, due out later this year. She is also books editor of Mslexia, the feminist magazine for women writers.

Dave Rich

Dave Rich is deputy director of communications at the Community Security Trust, associate research fellow at the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, and author of The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Antisemitism

David Patrikarakos

David Patrikarakos's Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State was shortlisted for International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book awards, and selected as a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Sunday Times Must Read

David Swift

David Swift is a historian and writer based in London. His new book, A Left for Itself, criticises the insularity and performative radicalism of the contemporary Left.

Dawn Foster

Dawn Foster is a London-based freelance journalist, writing on politics, social affairs, education and economics. Dawn writes a monthly column for the Guardian

Digby O'Neal

Digby O'Neal has a lifelong affinity for Ireland and a summer home in west Cork.

Dominic Lutyens

Dominic writes for the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, Elle Decoration, Vogue, House & Garden and Harper's Bazaar, and for the websites Architonic and How to Spend It (FT). He has co-authored two books: 70s Style & Design and Celia Birtwell. His third book is Living with Mid-Century Collectibles.

Dr Fergal Davis

Dr Fergal Davis is a Reader in Public Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. He tweets about law and politics

Ece Temelkuran

Ece Temelkuran is one of the Turkey’s best known novelists and political commentators. She has also who been published in The Guardian, New Statesman, New Left Review, Le Monde Diplomatique, Frankfurter Rundschau, Der Spiegel and Berliner Zeitung. She was previously a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Her novels have been published in several languages. She divides her time between Istanbul and Zagreb

Eleanor Turney

Eleanor Turney is a freelance journalist, editor and arts consultant, and co-Director INCOMING Festival

Elle Hardy

Elle Hardy is an Australian freelance writer with an interest in international affairs, politics, culture, and literature.

Ellie Mae O'Hagan

Ellie Mae O'Hagan is a journalist writing mainly for the Guardian and Independent. She also works for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class), a think tank focusing on the labour market and inequality.

Emily Reynolds

Emily Reynolds is a journalist who has written on mental health, technology and culture for WIRED, Buzzfeed, Vice, The Observer and more. Her first book, A Beginner's Guide To Losing Your Mind, is out with Hodder & Stoughton in 2017

Fergal Keane

Fergal Keane is a foreign correspondent for the BBC and a writer. His books include Road of Bones, All These People, Season of Blood and Letter to Daniel.

Frank Turner

Frank Turner is a British singer-songwriter

Gabrielle Guillemin

Gabrielle Guillemin is Senior Legal Officer at freedom of expression organisation ARTICLE 19. Her work focuses on platform regulation and Internet users' rights. She previously worked as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights.

Gaby Charing

Having lived with it for seven years, Gaby is now preparing for bowel cancer to kill her, which she will bear with varying degrees of grit and grumpiness. Many years ago, she studied Philosophy, Politics & Economics at Oxford, then worked as a solicitor. She is a Jewish Zionist, Labour Party member (no more), long-standing LGBTQi activist, and cat lover. She writes intermittently about whatever grabs her, and is co-author with Liz Day of “Living with dying and bereavement”. http://murmurations.cloud/ojs/index.php/murmurations/article/view/55

Garvan Walshe

Garvan Walshe grew up in Argentina. He has been National and International Security Adviser to the Conservative Party and writes a regular column for Conservative Home. He now runs Brexit Analytica.

Gary Oak

Glenn Patterson

Glenn Patterson is a Belfast-born novelist and essayist

Helen Parton

Helen is a writer on workplace design and furniture design for various business to business and consumer publications including onoffice, FX, Crafts and Kitchens Bedrooms Bathrooms. She is programme manager of Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 and 2014. Helen also provides copywriting for professional bodies including the Design Council and the Professional Planning Forum.

Houman Barekat

Houman Barekat is a book critic based in London. His reviews have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Spectator, Literary Review, the Irish Times and elsewhere. He is co-editor (with Robert Barry and David Winters) of The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online, forthcoming from O/R Books. 

Hugo Cox

Hugo specialises in business and financial themes, writing and/or editing for a number of publications including Asian investor magazine, Global Investor Magazine and Institutional Investor.

Ian Dunt

Ian Dunt is editor of Politics.co.uk, political editor of the Erotic Review and a commentator on various TV channels, radio stations and newspapers

Ian Lewis

Ian is a writer and editor, specialising in economics, business, agriculture and energy for various magazines and organizations, including Sasakawa Africa Association, the African Development Bank, Energy Future, Petroleum Economist and Cleantech.

Institute For War & Peace Reporting

The Institute for War & Peace Reporting gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict and transition to help them drive change.

Ioan Marc Jones

Ioan Marc Jones is a writer and editor. His work has featured in The Independent, Total Politics, openDemocracy and more.

Jack pOp

Jack pOp is the co-founder of AIM Small UK Label of The Year 2013 Alcopop! Records, a label very much dedicated to the joy of buying physical records, and a firm believer in creativity, personality and genuine love for music over big budget spending. Over the years they have released stuff of on bicycles, frisbees and wrestling masks working with the likes of established heroes johnny foreigner, Fight Like Apes, Anamanaguchi and Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly as well as some brutally exciting new bands like Waylayers, Brawlers and Get Inuit. Jack rates Jurassic Park as by far the greatest film of all time.

Jake Richards

Jake is a barrister based in London. He specialises in public law but has a particular interest in international family law having appeared in cases with jurisdictional issues involving cross-border abductions, human trafficking and forced marriage protection orders. Before coming to the bar, Jake worked in politics and campaigning.

James Ball

James Ball is a special correspondent at BuzzFeed, having previously worked at the Guardian, TBIJ and WikiLeaks. He has reported on multiple major investigations, including the Snowden Files, the Iraq War Logs, Cablegate and the HSBC Files

James Bloodworth

James Bloodworth is a journalist and the former editor of the political blog Left Foot Forward. He writes a regular column for the International Business Times and can be read in various publications, including the Daily Beast, Politico and the Wall Street Journal. He is currently writing a book for Atlantic about living on the breadline in Tory Britain.

James Gavin

James is a specialist in Middle East North Africa region, covering politics and economics. He works for a number of organisations, including Transparency International, African Development Bank, Sasakawa Africa Association, Interpal, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Gulf States Newsletter and Middle East Economic Digest (MEED).

James Hawes

James Hawes predicted Brexit in his 2005 comic novel Speak for England. His latest book is The Shortest History of Germany

James Kirchick

James Kirchick is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, a correspondent for The Daily Beast and a columnist for Tablet. His first book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age, is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

James O'Malley

James O’Malley is Interim Editor of Gizmodo UK

James Trevelyan

James Trevelyan grew up in the Midlands and now lives in South London. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway. His poems have appeared in various print and online magazines, and anthologies including Eyewear's Best New British & Irish Poets 2017. He works for the Poetry School and for independent publisher, Penned in the Margins. His debut pamphlet, DISSOLVE to: L.A., was published by the Emma Press in March 2016.

James Wilsdon & David Walker

James Wilsdon is chair of the Campaign for Social Science and professor of science and democracy at the University of Sussex. David Walker is head of policy for the Academy of Social Sciences and formerly chair of methods and infrastructure at the Economic & Social Research Council.

Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett is Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, which is a collaboration between Demos and the University of Sussex. The Centre combines computer and social sciences for policy research. Jamie’s work focuses on the ways in which social media and modern communications and technology are changing political and social movements, with a special emphasis on terrorism and radical politics. Jamie is author of The Dark Net, (William Heinemann, 2013), and Radicals (Penguin, 2017)

Jan Carson

Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in East Belfast. Her novel The Fire Starters won the EU Prize for Literature in 2019

Jason Walsh

Jason Walsh is the Ireland correspondent of the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor newspaper and a researcher at the school of philosophy at University College Dublin

Jennifer Debie

Jennifer deBie was born in northeast Texas. She studied English and Spanish at Angelo State University, graduating in 2015 and crossing the pond to pursue an MA in Creative Writing at University College Cork. She has since begun a PhD at the same university, specializing in Mary Shelley and the historical context of Frankenstein. She has presented at multiple conferences across the United States and Europe, and put forth both academic and creative work in publications such as Sound Historian, Manawaker Studios’ Starward Tales Anthology, and Pact Press’ We Refugees charity anthology. Her novel, The Adventures of Dogg Girl and Sidekick, is forthcoming from Dreaming Big Publications.

Jess McCabe

Jess McCabe is a journalist, most commonly found writing about social housing for Inside Housing magazine, where she's features editor. Past crimes include editing the feminist site The F-Word (www.thefword.org.uk)

Jo Glanville

Jo Glanville is a visiting fellow at Giessen University and a longtime campaigner for freedom of expression. She was previously director of English PEN and editor of Index on Censorship Magazine

Jo Marchant

Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist based in London. She has a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College in London, and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and at Nature and her articles have appeared in publications including The Guardian, Wired, and The Observer Review. She’s the author of Decoding the Heavens, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books, and The Shadow King. Her latest book is Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body.

Joe Parkin Daniels

Joe Parkin Daniels is a British journalist and photographer based in Bogotá, Colombia, where he covers human rights, the country's internal conflict, and health. His work has appeared at VICE News, The Lancet, and the Christian Science Monitor.

Joe Sandler Clarke

Joe Sandler Clarke is a journalist based in London who works for Greenpeace's investigations unit, as well as writing for the Guardian and Vice.

John Higgs

John Higgs is the author of I Have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary, The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds, and the novel The Brandy of the Damned. His latest book is Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense of the Twentieth Century.

John Osborne

John writes books, poems and stories for Radio 4 including Radio Head and John Peel's Shed.

Jonathan Tanner

Jonathan Tanner is the host of the Government vs The Robots podcast

Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen is a writer, psychoanalyst and Professor of Literary Theory at Goldsmiths University of London. He is the author of many books and articles, most recently The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark.

Josh Feldberg

Josh Feldberg is associate director of social media at 89up

Josh Neicho

Josh Neicho is a freelance writer and subeditor at The World Weekly

JP O’ Malley

JP O' Malley is a freelance journalist based in London. He writes on arts, culture, politics and social issues. His work has appeared in numerous publications including: The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Chicago Tribune, The Spectator, The Observer, The Sunday Times and many others. JP also runs regular live culture nights in North London.

JS Rafaeli

JS Rafaeli is a writer and musician based in London. He is the author of Live at the Brixton Academy, and a frequent contributor to Vice

Kat Arney

Kat Arney is a science writer and broadcaster. She has just published her first book, Herding Hemingway's Cats, about how our genes work.

Katy Evans-Bush

Katy Evans-Bush is a poet, blogger and freelance writer. Her blog, Baroque in Hackney, was shortlisted for the 2012 George Orwell Prize for political writing, and she writes reviews and features for a number of magazines. Her book of essays, Forgive the Language: Essays on Poetry and Poets, will be published in December by Penned in the Margins. She lives in London, where she also teaches poetry.

Kaya Genç

Kaya Genç is a novelist and essayist from Istanbul. L'Avventura (Macera), his first novel, was published in 2008. He has a PhD in English literature. He is currently working on his second novel. He blogs at www.kayagenc.net

Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris’s books include Denial: The Unspeakable Truth (2018) and Strange Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and the Limits of Diversity (2019).

Keith Kahn-Harris

Keith Kahn-Harris’s books include Denial: The Unspeakable Truth (2018) and Strange Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and the Limits of Diversity (2019).

Lesley Robinson

Lesley Robinson is a Senior Research Assistant at Northumbria University, working on the ESRC funded project "European, Ethnic and Expatriate", which looks at British and German expat life in Asia

Liam Hoare

Liam Hoare is a freelance writer on politics and literature based in Vienna, where he is the Europe Editor for Moment and a contributor to Metropole

Little Atoms

In the particle of me that cares for this, I betrayed those little atoms with a kiss

Luke W Moody

Luke W Moody is a curator at the weekly documentary recommendation service somethingreal.today, an initiative of BRITDOC Britdoc.org

Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins brings the pain - of laughter! She is a comedian standing at 6”4 or thereabouts. She is working on her second book and living in America, for the smiles and portion sizes.

Manuel Cebrian & José Balsa-Barreiro

Manuel Cebrián is Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Human Development, in Berlin (Germany). José Balsa-Barreiro is a research affiliate at MIT Media Lab, in Cambridge (United States) and at NASA JPL, in Pasadena (United States) Find out more at https://www.spam.church/

Marie Le Conte

Marie Le Conte is a French freelance journalist living in London. Her latest book is Haven't You Heard: Gossip, Power and how Politics Really Works.

Mark Lynas

Mark Lynas is an environmental writer and pro-science campaigner. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Cornell Alliance for Science at Cornell University, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His books on the environment include High Tide, Six Degrees and The God Species. He has appeared frequently on international broadcast media, and written for the New York Times, the Guardian, Washington Post, Daily Nation (Kenya) and the Inquirer (Philippines), among many others. www.marklynas.org

Martin Robbins

Martin Robbins is a writer and talker at the messy border of science and culture. He is a columnist at VICE, and blogs for The Guardian and the New Statesman.

Mazin Saleem

Mazin Saleem is a writer based in London. He has had fiction published in Litro Magazine, The Literateur, Open Pen Magazine, The Mays, and non-fiction published at Big Other. His work can be found at www.maybethatsthepoint.tumblr.com

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes is originally from the town of Keady, near the border in Northern Ireland. His first novel The Countenance Divine was published by John Murray in 2016, followed in 2018 by Country, a retelling of the Iliad set during the Northern Ireland conflict, which won the London Hellenic Prize, and was shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature. He teaches Creative Writing at Queen Mary, University of London.

Milana Knežević

Milana Knezevic is a journalist based in London. She is Assistant Editor, Online and News at Index on Censorship, and social media officer for The Offside Rule podcast


Mimsy is an artist who wishes to remain anonymous

Natalia Antonova

Natalia Antonova is a journalist and playwright. She has written for The Guardian, Mashable, openDemocracy, Newsweek, The Moscow Times and others. She was the last editor of The Moscow News, Russia's oldest English language newspaper, before it was shut down after the Kremlin liquidated its parent news agency, RIA Novosti.

Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She writes for the Guardian, and the Independent. Her first novel, The Amber Fury, has been published to great acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, as was The Ancient Guide to Modern Life, her previous book. She has spoken on the modern relevance of the classical world on three continents, from Cambridge to Chicago to Auckland. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4: reviewing for Front Row and Saturday Review, appearing as a team captain on three seasons of Wordaholics, and banging on about Juvenal whenever she gets the chance. A second series of her show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics, will be broadcast on Radio 4 next year. Her documentary on the Defining Beauty exhibition at the British Museum, Secret Knowledge: The Body Beautiful aired in 2015 on BBC4 in the UK and on BBC World News everywhere else. She was a judge for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction, the 2013 Man Booker Prize, and the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Nathalie Nahai

Nathalie Nahai is a web psychologist, international speaker and author of the best-selling book, Webs of Influence: The Psychology of Online Persuasion (Pearson).  The foremost expert in web psychology, Nathalie helps businesses apply scientific rigour to their website design, content marketing and products. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, design agencies and SMEs, including Google, eBay, Unilever and Harvard Business Review, to name a few. Nathalie lectures internationally on the digital application of behavioural sciences, co-hosts the Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast, and contributes to national publications, TV and radio on the subject of online behaviour. She is also the founder of Humanise The Web (a conference that explores both how the internet influences our behaviours, and how businesses can harness persuasive technologies for good), and sits on the Social Media Week advisory board and Ogilvy Change experts’ panel.

Niamh Mulvey

Niamh Mulvey is a London-based Irish writer. Her first book, a short story collection called Hearts and Bones, will be published by Picador in June 2022; her novel, The Amendments will publish in 2023. Her work has been featured in The Stinging Fly, Banshee, Southword, the Irish Times and Unherd. Image: Kate Elliott

Niamh Mulvey

Niamh Mulvey is a London-based Irish writer. Her first book, a short story collection called Hearts and Bones, will be published by Picador in June 2022; her novel, The Amendments will publish in 2023. Her work has been featured in The Stinging Fly, Banshee, Southword, the Irish Times and Unherd. Image: Kate Elliott

Nick Cohen

Nick Cohen is a journalist, author and political commentator. He is a columnist for the Observer, a blogger for the Spectator and TV critic for Standpoint magazine. His books include You Can't Read This Book, What's Left? and Pretty Straight Guys

Nina Feldman

Nina Feldman is a multi-disciplinary artist trained in performance making, physical theatre and stage design. In her native South Africa she developed an enthusiasm for performance that is driven by the body in space and has political and social weight. She has experience in diverse fields such as music and lighting and brings these skills into her performance making. In 2012 she developed the project Hands Across The Sea (The Yard Theatre, July 2012), through which she continues to explore communication with audiences in time and space and using performance to bring people together to think in new ways.

Nisha Damji

Nisha Damji is a co-founder of Dulwich2Dunkirk, a grassroots network of non-league football fans in solidarity with refugees. She is also a Dulwich Hamlet fan.

Orlando Crowcroft

Orlando Crowcroft is a journalist and life-long heavy metal fan and has interviewed bands throughout the Middle East for Rolling Stone, Atlantic and Esquire. He is the co-author of the Lonely Planet Guide to Israel and the Palestinian Territories (2015) and has reported from a dozen countries including Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. In 2014, he reported from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza for The Guardian and The National. He now lives in London.

Oz Katerji

Oz Katerji is a journalist, writer and filmmaker with a focus on the Middle East.

Pádraig Belton

Pádraig Belton is a journalist based in Dublin, and contributor to the BBC, Spectator, Prospect, and New Statesman. He is completing a doctorate in politics at Oxford.

Pam Cowburn

Pam Cowburn is Communications Director of Open Rights Group

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson is a journalist, author and academic. He was reviews editor and editor of Tribune (1986-93) and deputy editor of the New Statesman (1993-96), and has freelanced and worked as a journalism lecturer (currently at the University of Essex) since the late 1990s. His books include Safety First: The Making of New Labour (with Nyta Mann, 1997), Orwell in Tribune: As I Please and Other Writings (2006) and Moscow Gold? The Soviet Union and the British Left (with Kevin Davey, 2014). He is now working on a book on British enthusiasts for Chinese communism.

Paul Anderson and Kevin Davey

Paul Evans

Paul Evans is a trade union official. He writes in a personal capacity

Paul Mason

Economics editor, Channel 4 News. Exec Producer: “Greece: Dreams Take Revenge”

Paul Melly

Paul is an Associate Fellow of the Africa programme at Chatham House. He has expertise in French and EU Africa policy, development policy, grassroots development, development finance, and project and trade finance. He writes for, among others, the Economist intelligence Unit, Middle East Economic Digest, Africa Confidential, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and Sasakawa Africa Association.

Péter Nádori

Péter Nádori is a journalist and editor, former editor-in-chief of Origo, current chief content officer of Lapcom, a Hungarian media company. In 2015/2016, he spent a few months as a so-called pre-doctoral resident fellow at CEU’s Center for Media and Communication Studies. He does not recall having been brainwashed during his time there. But he would say that, wouldn’t he?

Peter Warren

Peter Warren is editor of Future Intelligence

Phil Ormrod

Phil Ormrod is a writer, theatre maker and teacher of various things. He’s co-director of the performance company Switchback. He’s made and performed in work all over the country, at theatres of all sizes and sorts, but his favourite venue so far has been Preston Bus Station. Google it and you’ll see what he means. Phil’s especially interested in ethics, language and food. At some point he’d like to turn all the road signs on the A1 into a "choose your own adventure" story.


Popbitch is a website, weekly newsletter and monthly magazine.

Rachel Buchanan

Rachel Buchanan is a freelance arts manager. In her own creative practice she won one of Knit Now magazine's inaugural Knitters of the Year awards in 2016 and was Vice Chair of the Camden Poetry Group for several years, including editing two of their anthologies. In her spare time amongst other things she is currently a trustee of Artspace Lifespace, a Bristol-based charity that turns derelict spaces into artist studios, galleries and performance spaces, and offers mentoring and support to a variety of small arts organisations.

Ralph Jones

Ralph Jones is a staff writer for ShortList magazine. He has written for titles including The New Yorker, The Guardian, Vice, and New Statesman

Rashad Ali

Rashad Ali is a Fellow at Institute of Strategic Dialogue and author of "Blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, Freedom of Belief and Expression" and "Political Participation - Refuting Extremist Separatism". He is a former member of Hizb ut-Tahrir and currently works in deradicalisation in the UK

Rebecca Vincent

Rebecca Vincent is a writer, human rights activist and former diplomat

Richard O’Brien

Richard O'Brien writes poems, plays and academic criticism

Robert Jackman

Robert Jackman writes on culture, society and unusual goings on in London and elsewhere. Having adventured in the American South and Eastern Europe, he has spent time with gun enthusiasts, gutter-punks, anti-government militias, and the Insane Clown Posse. He is currently writing a travel book on American freedoms and the relevance of the Constitution to today’s America.

Rohan Jayasekera

Rohan Jayasekera is a journalist and online producer, developing investigative journalism and creative advocacy projects in conflict zones and repressive states. Formerly the deputy CEO of Index on Censorship and before that, managing editor of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting, he has reported from conflicts in Bosnia, Palestine, Afghanistan & Iraq.

Ruth Michaelson

Ruth Michaelson is a journalist based in Cairo. She contributes regularly to the Guardian, as well as Newsweek, Foreign Policy and The Daily Beast among others.

Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz s a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. She was awarded the 2014 Fringe First Award for her play Chef and her play Clean transferred to New York in 2014. Her poetry has been performed and produced for TV, radio and film, including in the recent Railway Nation: A Journey in Verse on BBC2. Mahfouz has an essay in the award-winning The Good Immigrant and has published eight works of drama with Bloomsbury. How You Might Know Me is her debut collection of poetry with Out-Spoken Press. She lives in London.

Sally Howard

Sally Howard writes about women and travel for The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Ms. and The British Medical Journal. She is the author of The Kama Sutra Diaries (Nicholas Brealey, 2014) an investigative travelogue that looks at Indian sexuality and the Delhi rape uprisings

Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed is a journalist. She presents Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and Newswatch on the BBC News Channel. Her documentary I Dressed Ziggy Stardust was first broadcast in 2013

Sara Yasin

Sara Yasin is a Palestinian-American writer and journalist. She is Director of News Curation at BuzzFeed News. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sarah Ditum

Sarah Ditum is a journalist, feminist and critic. She's written for the New Statesman, the Guardian, the Spectator, Cosmopolitan and Grazia. She produces a podcast with her husband and serves on the executive committee of Abortion Rights, the UK's pro-choice campaign

Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale is a poet and translator, editor of Modern Poetry in Translation magazine & co-director of Winchester Poetry Festival

Sashy Nathan

Sashy Nathan is the co-founder lawyer of Commons, the not-for-profit criminal law firm and Director of Advocacy at 89up

Scott Wood

Scott Wood writes regularly for Londonist, Fortean Times and The Skeptic (UK). He has contributed to the encyclopaedia Ghosts, Spirits, and Psychics: The Paranormal from Alchemy to Zombies and Antony Clayton’s book Folkore of London. He is the author of London Urban Legends: The Corpse on the Tube and the host and co-organiser of the London Fortean Society.

Shiv Malik

Shiv Malik is an investigative correspondent for the Guardian, and author of The Messenger, published March 2016.

Sian Norris

Sian Norris is a novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. In 2017 she was the writer in residence at Spike Island. Her short fiction has appeared in 3am Magazine, the Wales Arts Review, Halcyon Lit Mag and others. She writes regularly for the New Statesman, Guardian, Open Democracy, politics.co.uk. In 2016, her forthcoming novel about the women of the 1920s Left Bank, The Red Deeps, was long-listed for the prestigious Lucy Cavendish prize.

Sid Rodrigues

Sid Rodrigues is a scientist who currently works at Conway Hall Ethical Society in London. He worked in applied research in the life-sciences and forensics for one of Europe's largest independent science providers for ten years before jumping shark. He spent some of his previous life as a magician, musician, bar-tender and a collector of obscure novelty hits, but now spends time helping out the odd charity, researching obscure facts and breaking the internet.

Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer is the author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema and The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love. Her most recent poetry collections are (O) (2015) and kaolin, or How Did a Girl Like You Get to Be a Girl Like You (2015). She writes regularly about gender, sexuality and culture for Sight & Sound, The F-Word, Literal, the Verso blog, and elsewhere.

Srdjan Cvijic

Srdjan Cvijic is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Open Society European Policy Institute

Stephen Armstrong

Writes on culture and society for the Sunday Times, Evening Standard, Wired and The Guardian. Steve is author of four books on topics as diverse as bohemian Europe, the rise of oligarchs and the private security industry, and poverty in northwest England. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Orwell Youth Prize.

Stephen Jorgenson-Murray

Stephen Jorgenson-Murray is based in Frankfurt and has appeared in publications including CityMetric and Gizmodo UK. He writes about birds, science, space, maths, transport, Germany, food chemistry, and any combination of the above.

Syria Notes

Syria Notes is published by the Secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Friends of Syria. Syria Notes is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords, and it has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in Syria Notes are those of the group or of individual contributors. www.appgfriendsofsyria.org

The Guyliner

The Guyliner is a writer from London who talks about dating, relationships, LGBT issues and popular culture. He writes regular columns for Gay Times and GQ, and has also appeared in the Guardian, Irish Times, BuzzFeed and more.

Theodora Danek

Theodora Danek is the Co-Publisher at Tilted Axis Press. She previously managed the translation programme at English PEN

Theopi Skarlatos

Theopi Skarlatos is a reporter, documentary film-maker, and founder of Kallithea Films. Her documentary #ThisIsACoup tells the story of the showdown between Greece and the global financial elite in 2015. Love in the Time Of Crisis (2014) covers the social disintegration of Greece under austerity. She has worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and numerous independent production companies, As well as covering the economic crisis in both Greece and Cyprus, she has reported from destinations as varied as Rwanda, Iraqi Kurdistan and Jamaica. Follow Theopi on Twitter, and her writing via Medium.

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper has written for most national newspapers and many magazines on every subject from politics to pop culture. His first published work was in his own punk fanzine, Cliché, and his last (before this) was online at Unrecorded.mu. He lives in north London with his wife, two children and a dog, indulging his passions of writing, reading, cinema, music, football, cricket and vegetable gardening.

Tom Copley

Tom Copley was elected to the London Assembly in 2012, prior to which he worked for an anti-racism charity. He is City Hall Labour’s Housing Spokesperson and Chair of the Housing Committee. Tom is a trustee of the British Humanist Association and New Diorama Theatre and a patron of LGBT Labour.

Tomiwa Owolade

Tomiwa Owolade is a writer based in London

Tracy King

Tracy King is a producer and writer. She runs an animation and videogame studio in London and writes a column on gaming culture in Custom PC. She owns three cats and has a world record for spoonbending.

Vidhya Ramalingam

Vidhya Ramalingam leads research, advocacy and campaigns on intolerance, migration and ​diversity. She has worked for the Institute for Public Policy Research, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Runnymede Trust. She is currently setting up a new social enterprise that pilots innovative responses to extremism and community violence.

Wessie du Toit

Wessie du Toit is a freelance writer living in London. He writes about art, design, culture, politics, and history. You can find more of his work at wessiedutoit.com.

Will Hodgkinson

Chief rock and pop critic of The Times, Will Hodgkinson is a music journalist. He is the author of the music books Guitar Man, Song Man and The Ballad Of Britain and the memoir The House Is Full Of Yogis. He also writes for Mojo and Vogue and is the presenter of the Sky Arts series Songbook.

Yiannis Baboulias

Yiannis Baboulias is a journalist whose work has appeared in Politico, the LRB, Al Jazeera, Newsweek, the New Statesman and others. He has spent too long covering the Greek crisis.