Josie Appleton

Josie Appleton founded and is director of the Manifesto Club. She coordinates the club’s campaigns for freedom in everyday civic life - including campaigns against vetting, on-the-spot fines, booze bans and photo bans - and writes many of the club’s reports and documents. As a journalist and essayist, she comments frequently on contemporary freedom issues, from the French burqa ban to smoking bans, from free speech to common Law liberties. She writes about the history and philosophy of freedom at Her book, Officious: Rise of the Busybody State, will be published in the autumn.

Related Sessions
Sunday 3 May 2009, 12.30pm Apollo Piccadilly Circus, 19 Lower Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR
Saturday 16 May 2009, 12.55pm Churchill Room
Saturday 31 October 2009, 1.30pm Student Union
Monday 30 November 2009, 10.45am Civitas

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