Tom Slater
deputy editor, spiked; coordinator, Down With Campus Censorship!

Tom is deputy editor of the online magazine spiked, and a regular contributor to the Spectator and the Telegraph. He has written about politics, film and music for publications including the Independent, The Times, Time Out and Total Film. He also edits spiked’s arts and culture section.

He is a coordinator for Invoke Article 50 NOW!, spiked’s campaign calling on the government to uphold the Brexit vote. He also leads on spiked’s free-speech projects Down With Campus Censorship!, a student-run campaign for free speech on campus, and the Free Speech University Rankings, the UK’s first university league table for free speech.

Tom is the editor of Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He is an alumnus of the Young Journalists’ Academy.


Saturday 22 October, 14.00 Conservatory
From Bowie to Bieber: what makes a music icon?

Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Cinema 3
From Black Panthers to #blacklivesmatter: race in America