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 notesonfreedom.com. Her book, Officious: Rise of the Busybody State, will be published in the autumn.

Related Sessions
Saturday 19 October 2013, 3.30pm Cinema 3
Sunday 20 October 2013, 9.30am Frobisher 1-3
Sunday 20 October 2013, 12.15pm Garden Room

Publications

Leafleting: a liberty lost? 2011

Lobbyists: the new hidden persuaders?

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Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting

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