On December 19th 2020 WORLDwrite ran this inspiring all day event. 100 lovers of liberty shared their message on why freedom and free speech are essential for humanity to thrive. Below is the line-up with links to watch their inspiring contributions.

We’d love you to join everyone who supported the Freedom Babbleon here.

10.00 Ceri Dingle & Ekanem Robertson

Ceri Dingle is the Director of WORLDwrite

Ekanem Robertson is a Coach, Presenter, Writer and Model

Welcome to the Freedom Babbleon

10.05 Brendan O’Neill

Editor spiked

The Fight for Freedom   Watch Video


10.10 Linda Murdoch

Director of careers, University of Glasgow

Scots Wha Hae   Watch Video


10.15 James Owens

Trainee Videographer

Censorship & South Park   Watch Video


10.20 Graham Barnfield

Chair of the trustees, WORLDwrite

The Free-Born Englishman  


10.25 Hilary Salt

Actuarial Director at First Actuarial plc

My Top Banned Songs  Watch Video


10.30 Richard Woolfenden

Head of Sixth Form and English Teacher, East London Science School

Bring back tragedy!


10.35 Viv Regan

Managing editor spiked; WORLDwrite management committee media advisor

Trust Us  Watch Video


10.40 Justin Smyth

Librarian and co-founder of the Dublin Salon

Why Technocrats Hate Pubs   Watch Video

10.45 Ava Majumdar

Media student at Goldsmith’s University, specialising in film and digital communications

Hong Kong protests & mass surveillance in China Watch Video

10.50 Rob Bashforth

Consultant at CBMDC Building Schools for the future Ltd

The human impulse for freedom can be discovered in the most unexpected places  Watch Video

10.55 Sabine Beppler-Spahl

Director Sprachkunst36, ChairFreiblickinstitut e.V, German Correspondent spiked

To Whoever Stays At Home (Bertolt Brecht)  Watch Video


 11.00 Tom Slater

Deputy editor spiked; Presenter, Last Orders podcast

Why cancel culture is a threat to us all  Watch Video


11.05 Dr Wendy Earle

Convenor, Academy of Ideas, Arts and Society Forum

Poems on Liberty 

11.10 Leo Kearse

Scottish right-wing liberal comedian

Freedom of speech in comedy


11.15 Alan Miller

Co-founder Recovery, Co-founder, Night Time Industries Association (NTIA)



11.20 Steve Roberts

Entrepeneur, former mine worker, West Yorkshire

Border controls and Santa  Watch Video

11.25 Rachel Jordan

English language trainer, art educator & artist

Freedom – some definitions and examples


11.30 Fraser Myers

Staff writer, spiked; producer, spiked podcast

Lockdown and Dissent  Watch Video


11.35 Rosie Cuckston

Organiser, Birmingham Salon

Freedom and the increase of mastery over nature 

11.40 Alex Cameron

Art Director, Graphic Designer, Design Writer based in Madrid, Spain

Un doble, por favor   Watch Video


11.45 Daniel Ben-Ami

Journalist; author, Ferraris for All

The green taboo   Watch Video

11.50 Andy Hirst

Art restorer; WORLDwrite camera tutor

A Lockdown spoof  


11.55 Caspar Hewett

Director, The Great Debate; Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Newcastle University

Ode to Freedom


12.00 Jane Sandeman

Convenor AOI Parents forum

Freedom and flight-two poems  Watch Video


12.05 Tessa Clarke

Journalist, Author and Documentary film director

Media freedom: why we need journalists to hold power to account in democracy

12.10 Kalila Noa

19 year old singer-songwriter from East London

Concrete carpet: the alienated man


12.15 Dr Carlton Brick

Lecturer in sociology, University of the West of Scotland

Dear Humza, love from Patti  Watch Video

12.20 Rachael Pinder


Freedom Fighters Then and Now


12.25 Ian Abley

Technical designer and construction trouble-shooter

Freedom to build on your own land


12.30 HorseThieves

Rock Band

Dark Days  Watch Video


12.35 Rob Harris

Editor, WORLDwrite Camera tutor & Management Committee member

He who destroys a good book, kills reason: 17th century lessons on freedom  Watch Video


12.40 Josephine Hussey

A school teacher with a passion for theatre and freedom

Freedom in the theatre  Watch Video


12.45 Dolan Cummings

Freelance writer and editor, Author

A reading on existential freedom Watch Video

12.50 Jacob A

Volunteer film trainee

My fight for freedom


12.55 Dave Clements

Writer & Chair, AOI Social Policy Forum

Freedom from community?


13.00 Professor Frank Furedi

Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Kent, Author, Democracy Under Siege: Don’t Let Them Lock It Down!

Why Freedom is Not just another Word  Watch Video

13.05 Sally Millard

Head of Finance, charity sector; WORLDwrite Management Committee member

Without freedom we cannot take responsibility


13.10 Kate Abley

Teacher; Volunteer Production Coordinator, WORLDwrite; Author Changing the Subject

Freedom or Death   Watch Video

13.15 Alison Small

UK Production Training Manager, Netflix

Film and Censorship


13.20 Dominic Frisby

Comedian and writer

You won’t fix anything until you fix money


13.25 Virginia Hume

NE London social care bid-writer

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants   Watch Video


13.30 Alastair Donald

Associate Director, Academy of Ideas; Co-founder Living Freedom

The Scottish Martyrs  Watch Video


13.35 Abi Burgess

TV Runner & Trainee Researcher ; MAMA Youth Project Alumni

Freelancer freedom and the hospitality sector   Watch Video

13.40 Matthias Heitmann

Zeitgeist critic; author & comedian

De-coronalize! Smash the mental lockdown  Watch Video


13.45 Austin Williams

Director, Future Cities Project; Senior lecturer, Architecture, Kingston School of Art; Author

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night… Watch Video

13.50 Johny Morris

Data Guru

An Elegy To Freedom Watch Video

13.55 Yaron Brook

Former CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute; host of The Yaron Brook Show; Author

Capitalism is the Ideal


14.00 Mick Hume

Columnist, spiked; author, Revolting!

No, Silence Isn’t Violence  Watch Video

14.05 Karen Harvey

Marketing Communications Specialist

Erdoğan and Macron: Vive la Différence?


14.10 Andrew Thomas

Politically confused baker

An Answer to Modern Pessimism


14.15 Para Mullan

Operations Director EY-Seren

Freedom – what Freedom? for South East Asia   Watch Video

14.20 Dr Terri Murray

Director of studies, Hampstead Fine Arts College; writer; Author: Islam, Identity and the Twilight of Liberal Values

Myth-Busting objections to free expression  Watch Video

14.25 Gareth Sturdy

Science teacher; Organiser, AoI Education Forum

Mind-forg’d Manacles  Watch Video

14.30 Alka Sehgal Cuthbert

Educator, writer & researcher

The Freedom of Useless Knowledge 

14.35 Dennis Hayes

Professor of education, University of Derby; Director, Academics For Academic Freedom

Je suis Samuel   Watch Video

14.40 Ella Whelan

Co-convenor, Battle of Ideas Festival; journalist; Author

Women’s Freedom  Watch Video

14.45 Shirley Lawes

WORLDwrite trustee; Researcher; University lecturer; Modern languages specialist

On Tolerance


14.50 Jon Bryan

Poker Player & Gambling Writer

Gambling with our freedoms  Watch Video


14.55 James Woudhuysen

Visiting Professor at London South Bank University

At the doorstep, Election 2019

15.00 Simon Evans

Comedian, writer and presenter for radio Four’s “Simon Evans Goes to Market”

Eccentricity, Root of Genius?


15.05 Elisabetta Gasparoni

Teacher of Italian language and literature

Bella Ciao: canto popolare di resistenza e di libertà  Watch Video


15.10 Chris Sharp

Independent Photography Professional

The Last Decade of Freedom of Speech in pictures Watch Video

15.15 Julian Dyer

Writer; Director; Mental Artist; Domestic Extremist

Why Mi5 Follow Me On Twitter.


15.20 Eleanor Veness

TV & Media Researcher; Screenwriter; Documentary Filmmaker

Lockdown and the Creative Voice


15.25 David Perks

Principal, East London Science School

Samuel Paty   Watch Video

15.30 Neil Davenport

Cultural critic; Head of faculty of social sciences, JFS Sixth Form Centre

The Freedom to be judgemental  

15.35 Toby Marshall

Film teacher

Oscar Wilde’s The Soul of Man. 


15.40 Dr Andrew Calcutt

Veteran journalist and academic

Whose story is it, anyway? Identity Politics and the Right to Report


15.45 James Hirst


I Dream of Freedom  Watch Video

15.50 Marcus Gilchrist

 University Manager and Edinburgh Citizen

The Tron  Watch Video


15.55 Robert Tombs

Emeritus professor of French history, Cambridge University; author

Is the Enlightenment over?  Watch Video


16.00 Kevin Rooney

Retired teacher, Author

A poem by Bobby Sands Watch Video


16.05 Dominik Cromack

Film Studies & English Student, University of Leicester

Poland, abortion & women’s right to choose   Watch Video

16.10 Joan Hoey

Editor, The Democracy Index, The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Freedom Fighter   Watch Video

16.15 Lee Jones

Associate Professor, International Politics, Queen Mary, University of London

Why free speech is essential for universities   Watch Video

16.20 Norman Lewis

Director, Futures-Diagnosis Ltd, Writer & Commentator

Real freedom and the realm of necessity   Watch Video

16.25 Millicent Kumeni

Market trader, Ghana

Freedom & Global  equality  Watch Video

16.30 Brid Hehir

Writer, Researcher & Social Activist on Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision (FGM/C) Former NHS worker

Women should be free to choose circumcision   Watch Video

16.35 Manick Govinda

Independent Arts Consultant & Writer

A Plea For Free Speech by Frederick Douglass  

16.40 Klaus Alfs

Sociologist, author & editor

Viva la liberta from Mozart’s Don Giovanni  Watch Video

16.45 Niall Crowley

Designer, marketing and publishing specialist 

Road Closures  Watch Video

16.50 Rick Moore

Business Owner and Freedom-loving political activist

With freedom comes responsibility Watch Video


16.55 Penny Lewis

Lecturer at University of Dundee and Wuhan University

1984-Newspeak  Watch Video

17.00 Dr Ashley Frawley

Senior lecturer in sociology & social policy, Swansea University; Author

Safety & wellbeing vs freedom & reason  Watch Video


17.05 Vivita Sequeira

Technology consultant, Head of Computer Science Department

Indian writers on Freedom  Watch Video

17.10 Justine Brian

Director of Civitas Schools, former director of A.O.I. Debating Matters sixth form debating competition

Beer and Freedom Watch Video

17.15 Dr Vanessa Pupavac

Associate professor; co-director, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham

Anton Chekhov’s Letter of 9 March 1890  Watch Video


17.20 Saara Alicia

Spanish and International Relations student at the University of Reading

What does it mean to be free?


17.25 Dr Christine Louis Dit Sully

Researcher; writer; author ‘Transcending Racial Divisions: will you stand by me’ (forthcoming)

Non-domination: aiming for human freedom


17.30 David Axe

Brexiteer, Brexit Party GE2019 candidate and Director of Invoke Democracy Now

An Englishman’s Home……..Privacy under siege  Watch Video


17.35 Lesley Katon

Creative director, strategist and producer at Lesley Katon

Fourth World


17.40 Chris Bowsher

Poet & frontman of the band Radical Dance Faction



17.45 Darryl Bickler

Lawyer and drug policy reform advocate

The language of freedom


17.50 Alan Hudson

Emeritus Fellow Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Fear of Freedom  Watch Video

17.55 Maeve Fitzpatrick


A song for the Babbleon  Watch Video

18.00 Dr Jan Macvarish

Education and Events Director, The Free Speech Union

The casual brutality of cancel culture


18.05 Eve Kay

Executive TV Producer

Censorship and Harm Under Lockdown Watch Video

18.10 Andrew Doyle

Writer and satirist

Self-Censorship and the Arts  Watch Video

18.15 Ceri Dingle

WORLDwrite Director

Thank you for a great day