David Aaronovitch

David Aaronovitch is a journalist, broadcaster and columnist. He started his media career as a television researcher, working on programmes such as Weekend World and On The Record. Moving over to print journalism in 1995, David has worked for The Independent, Independent on Sunday, New Statesman, Guardian and Observer. Since 2005 he has been a regular contributor to The Times and the Jewish Chronicle. He is chair of Index on Censorship.  He is a regular chair on BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze and is currently working on a series of interviews with former Prime Minister Tony Blair, to be shown on BBC1.

He won the George Orwell Prize for political journalism in 1998 and again in 2001. David published a book on conspiracy theory entitled Voodoo Histories; His latest book Party Animals: my family and other communists will be published in January. He is the son of the late economist and communist Sam Aaronovitch.

Related Sessions
Saturday 19 October 2013, 10.30am Cinema 1

Publications

Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History (Jonathan Cape, 2009)
Paddling to Jerusalem: An Aquatic Tour of Our Small Country (Fourth Estate, 2001)

Free schools: myth and reality

"Who would choose to go to a session on free will at 10:30 on a Sunday morning? A few hundred of the most engaged, passionate and discursive participants I have encountered. As a neuroscientist on the panel I felt my science was aired and challenged in exemplary fashion. As a passionate believer in engagement I couldn’t have been more delighted."
Daniel Glaser, head, special projects, public engagement, Wellcome Trust

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