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.

On Twitter @manifestoclub.com
Related Sessions
Saturday 17 October 2015, 14.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Saturday 17 October 2015, 16.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Sunday 18 October 2015, 12.00 Garden Room
Sunday 18 October 2015, 13.10 Hammerson Room

Publications

Leafleting: a liberty lost? 2011

In conversation: Israel

"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student

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