People

News, profiles and updates from people and insitutions in the comminity.

Thursday Speaker: Rob Waller

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Rob describes himself as the founder of StatusPeople.com and creator of the Fakers App which assesses Twitter Follower Quality. He is also, of course, a regular at the Rose and Crown and, as an active Libertarian, the founder of the monthly meetup there. Rob’s Faker’s App tells you how many of your Twitter followers are…

Thursday Speaker: Sam Bowman

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A lot of people will recognise the name Sam Bowman from his work at the ASI. He blogs there regularly, is popular on Twitter and makes the occasional media appearance. He has written on gay marriage for the Guardian, the living wage for Conservative Home and many times for City AM. A lot of you …

Thursday Speaker: Paul V Marks

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Paul Marks is a name I’m sure many of you have heard. But if you are like me you probably know very little about him. I was at a libertarian gathering once and there was a fashionable fellow there, worked for a think tank I think, who asked “that Paul Marks, he’s everywhere, but who…

Paul Tew to run on UKIP ticket

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When I came back to the table Paul had opened his laptop and pulled out his written notes – a couple of pages of printed A4. The laptop screen showed a multi-tabbed spreadsheet and I could see 155 rows. As he set out the agenda for the meeting I was glad I had brought my…

Thursday Speaker : Anton Howes

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Anton Howes will be speaking this Thursday at the Rose and Crown. Most of us know him as director of the Liberty League, but he will be speaking on his PhD topic: the causes of the industrial revolution. I was lucky enough to hear Anton speak on this topic before, and with a longer time…

Tim Evans guest of honour for Chinese delegation

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Tim Evans of the austrianist Cobden Centre shared this image on Facebook. It is unclear who is visiting who but he is depicted front and centre with a delegation of Chinese officials as if he was an honoured gest or leader. Tim has been training the group in the details of Austrianism. The group worked…

Thursday Speaker : Jan Iwanik

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Dr Jan Iwanik is one of the “new regulars” at the Rose and Crown meetup and is a personable and well mannered guy. Like most people that come, he rarely speaks about his profession. There is an understanding, at our regular gathering, that arguments stand and fall on their merits not on the authority of…

Conservatives for Liberty

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If there is one thing the libertarian movement lacks it is strong institutions. Given our pro-prosperity and pro-market bent it is noticable that money isn’t being thrown at setting up more of them, by people who have money and feel they deserve to keep it. Perhaps the answer is that there are too few good…

Thursday Speaker: Aiden P Gregg

Aiden P Gregg

Our speaker for Thursday is an academic psychologist who wants to talk about a very specific psychological problem in a great deal of depth. “Oh god really?” I hear you cry? “Is this going to be some kind of post-modern lefty bollocks about people’s relationships with their fathers?”. An understandable concern, so let’s deal with…