Matthew D'Ancona

Matthew d’Ancona is an award-winning journalist and author. He is an Editor and Partner at Tortoise Media, and was previously Editor of the Spectator, lifting the magazine to record circulation. He has written columns for the Evening Standard, Guardian, Daily and Sunday Telegraph, GQ, and the International New York Times. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, and was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1989. His new book, Identity, Ignorance, Innovation will be published on 18th March. He has two sons and lives in London.
To Kill the Truth
Acclaimed journalist Jonathan Freedland presents a gripping new thriller, the latest from his blockbuster novelist alter ego Sam Bourne. Somebody is murdering the world’s last remaining Holocaust survivors; libraries are burnt to the ground and important digital archives are wiped. Somebody is setting out to erase the past, even to destroy the truth itself. But who? Jonathan discusses the inspiration behind the novel – including his experience covering the David Irving trial – in c...
Boris Johnson: The Gambler
Hero or villain? Maverick or chancer? In his latest book Tom Bower, described by Tatler as “the master of the unauthorised biography”, takes on the current Prime Minister. Based on a wealth of new interviews and research, he asks what his real achievements and failures were as Mayor of London, what influence the women in his life have had and why his story is ultimately overshadowed by family secrets. Bower is in conversation with the man who succeeded Johnson as editor of The Spectator, ...
Matthew d’Ancona: Identity, Ignorance, Innovation
You can buy a ticket to watch this past event until 31st March 2021 by clicking here The traditional tools of political analysis are obsolete: we must seek new ways of challenging political extremism, bombastic ...