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Newspeak House

The London College of Political Technology

133-135 Bethnal Green Road[email protected]@nwspk

Newspeak House Fellowship

Those who successfully complete the residential programme become Fellows of Newspeak House. We now have over 80 fellows in our network and they can be found in significant positions across many prominent institutions. As fellows of the college, they have the right to attend college ceremonies and access certain special fellowship activities.

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Imeh Akpan

Head of Design Research, FutureGov/TPXimpact, prev GOV.UK User Research Lead, Government Digital Service

Will Muirhead

Neurovascular Fellow at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Joseph McArthur

Director / Co-founder OA.Works, Assistant Director, Right to Research Coalition, Organiser, OpenCon

Rufus Pollock

Founder, Open Knowledge

Stephen Fortune

Code Fellow, Open Data Institute

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Dr Jonathan Penn

Historian of AI; Affiliate, Berkman Klein Centre Harvard, Research Fellow, St. Edmund’s College & Department of History and Philosophy of Science (Cambridge), Associate Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence

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Brandon Jackson

Design & Neuroscience, Lingumi

James Knight

Climate Tech Investor

Scott Craig

Ford-Mozilla Fellow, Center for Democracy & Technology

Josh Russell

Founder, Forward Democracy

Dr Aleksi Knuutila

Postdoctoral Researcher, Computational Propaganda, Oxford Internet Institute

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Carl Miller

Research Director, Centre for Analysis of Social Media

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Ben Pollard

Co-founder, Local Welcome

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Tamara Borine

Senior Technology Advisor, Competition Markets Authority

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Sophie Chesney

PhD, NLP and news

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Andreas Kirsch

Research Engineer / Machine Learning

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Alex Parsons

Senior Researcher, mySociety

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Areeq Chowdhury

Head of Policy, Royal Society, Councillor for Canning Town North

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Josie Fraser

Head of Digital Policy, National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Ekin Can Genc

Consultant & Writer on Web3,

Jacob Coxon

Applying mathematics and data science to inefficient markets

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Dan Kwiatkowski

Charity Funding / Web Apps / Data Science

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Anouk Ruhaak

Mozilla Senior Fellow, AlgorithmWatch, Data Governance Models

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Nathan Young

Head of Forecasting, Zeitgeist

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Lisa Murphy

Senior Policy Manager, NHSX Centre for Improving Data Collaboration

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Phoebe Tickell

Systems designer, participatory and horizontal forms of governance, community catalyst and facilitator. Working on new forms of governance for a better world. Currently: DGOV Foundation, Enspiral, Edmund Hillary Fellow, RSA Fellow, Associate Lecturer Schumacher College. @solarpunk_girl

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Jo Kerr

Digital and organisational change consultant to the charity sector. Intersticia Fellow, trustee of Turn2us and chair of Trajectory Theatre. Former agency MD, board of Sadler’s Wells. #1 woman in digital under 30, The Drum 2014. Immersive digital art enthusiast. Yoga teacher. @jokerrconsults, linkedin/jokerrconsults,

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John Bryden

Executive Director & Senior Research Scientist, Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University

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Lucy King

Co-Founder, InFact Digital Co-op

Lydia Farnham

Applying data science and machine learning to the root causes of environmental issues.

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John Sandall

Founder & Principal Data Scientist @ Coefficient

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Fiona Apps

Community Manager/Developer, WT.Social, looking for ways to decrease toxicity online, Wikipedia Administrator

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Abe Baldry

Head of Strategy and International, UK Government Office for Artificial Intelligence

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Joshua Balfour

Full stack engineer

Lewis Jones

Systems, software and bioengineer; technologist; environmentalist - currently working as Head of Software at Litho to redefine the paradigm of education using AR EdTech. @la_jones21

Yonca Braeckman

Founder of Impact Shakers; passionate about the potential of entrepreneurship to change systems; humanist & technologist; zebra

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Sabrina Kavanagh

Reach out if you’re interested in the future of work, food systems, platforms & communities, housing projects, adult education, ethical consumerism, representation, protest, parliament. @sabkava,

Dee Harding

Open Tech Lead, NHS England

Lewis Westbury

Senior developer and tech lead with substantive experience in digital identity from my time at Government Digital Service. I founded Police Rewired - a volunteer community for technologists working on problems in public safety and crime.

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Jim Williams

Founder & CEO of Hatch, a start-up to connect people with ways to take action on social causes. Background in international development (especially Pakistan), conflict management, and liberal politics. Research interests: institutional information ecologies, distributed agency and user-centred design in communities and organisations.

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Derek Alton

Studying systems change at the intersection of tech, society and government. Currently working as a consultant on strategy and partnerships for Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada. @DerekAlton, LinkedIN.

Paweł Krupiński

Connection and intimacy activist, software engineer, technologist, community builder. @pawel_krupinski

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Borja Blanco Méndez


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James Moulding

Director, Centre for Democracy

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Shad Jahangir

Designer. Building Vouch, a new way to get hired.

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Lucie-Aimée Kaffee

Computer science researcher, with a focus on low-resource languages in Wikipedia and Wikidata. Affiliated to University of Southampton and intern at Bloomberg. Working on the Scribe project. @frimelle

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Joe Reeve

Improving journalism and publishing with and

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Agata Sumowska

Software developer, intersectional feminist, community builder
Finding systemic solutions to bringing more representation in technology and exploring matriarchy

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Adam Shorland

Software developer, open data & knowledge enthusiast - Tech Lead for Wikidata, a CC0 licenced structured data repository sistered with Wikipedia.
Also working on a side project called WBStack, lowering the barrier to entry for the Wikibase software stack for all.
Blog, GitHub, @Twitter, LinkedIn, Email

John Cummings

I currently working as Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO, helping UN agencies share their knowledge on Wikipedia. Previously I worked at the Natural History Museum and Science Museum in London, I helped run Wikimania 2014, and started MonmouthpediA, a community Wikipedia project in my home town.

Isla Suddek

Coach and Facilitator. Main points of focus: the climate emergency, miscommunication both online and offline, and loneliness in cities.

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Stephen Bediako

Social Entrepreneur, Innovator, Collector, Advisor
The Social Innovation Partnership, Turning Basin Labs

Manon Jones

Geospatial analysis and information management at UN International Organization for Migration, and researching protracted refugee settlements using Space Syntax methodologies at the Bartlett, UCL.

Amber Rignell

Product Manager at Open Function, bringing open source process automation to governments and social-impact organizations, @a_rignell

Irina Bolychevsky

Director of Standards and Interoperability, NHSX, Founder,

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Paul Powlesland

Barrister, Garden Court Chambers, Founder, Lawyers for Nature

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Awais Hussain

Software Engineer, Wave Mobile Money

Rula Awad

Technical Project Manager,, using AI and OSINT to tackle disinformation at scale

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Clément Briens

Cyber, misinfosec, OSINT
War Studies BA @ KCL & Data and Society @ LSE
@clementbriens, @misinfosecUK

Ekaterina Stambolieva

CEO, Cosmos Pics

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Clem von Stengel

History of AI, Reinforcement Learning, Complexity Science, Political Theory