DRINKS, DINNER, TALK.
Meet Toby Young, author, Spectator columnist and founder of the recently formed Free Speech Union.
Enjoy an evening with Toby Young, author of the renowned (and very funny) How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Associate Editor of the Spectator and co-founder of the successful West London Free School. His latest project is the newly launched Free Speech Union. This will help protect high (and not so high) profile people from being persecuted on social media and asked to resign from their jobs, simply for challenging the prevailing orthodoxy, or inadvertently giving offense. (The latest example being newscaster Alastair Stewart's resigning over tweeting a Shakespeare quote.) Toby will explain to Revellers how it will work and what Revellers can do to help. It should be an enlightening evening with one of the UK's funniest, sharpest and most passionate commentators.
Revised Date: Tuesday, 20th October 2020.
DRINKS (cash bar) - 7.00pm - 7.30pm. (Complimentary wine or soft for first 10 guests before 7.15pm.)
TALK - 7.30PM - 8.15PM
DRINKS WITH TOBY/QUESTIONS (Cash Bar) 8.15PM - 9.00PM (Dinner follows for those that want to stay on.)
VENUE: The Prince Albert, 85 Albert Bridge Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4PF
* Rare chance to meet one of the UK's most interesting and entertaining writers * gain a fresh perspective on the importance of free speech * appreciate how "no-platforming" is being used to control how we think * learn how we can fight back via the Free Speech Union * be entertained by stories of Toby Young's run-ins with sanctimonious do-gooders and scolds *
Toby Young is the author of How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2001), The Sound of No Hands Clapping (2006) and What Every Parent Needs to Know (2014). In addition to being an associate editor of The Spectator, he is an associate editor of the online magazine , Quillette and an associate editor of The Critic. He is also a co-founder of several free schools. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with James Delingpole, London Calling, primarily for a US audience. He is currently launching the Free Speech Union. Visit his website at www.nosacredcows.co.uk.
Toby Young being interviewed in a car...