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10 tickets to ThinkIns, the engine of open journalism. Tortoise members participate in open news conferences, live and unscripted in our newsroom.

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Tortoise quarterly is a short book of long reads. Modern fables, true tales, old stories re-examined, new ones revealed.

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We are focused on the Big Five forces that are shaping our lives, our societies, our world. 

New things.

Technology. Engineering. Science.


Our planet.

Geopolitics. Environment. Natural resources.


Society. Identity. Countries. Beliefs. Arts.


The 100-year life.

Health. Public policy. Living. Education.


Fairness. Investment. Prosperity.

Photo Essays.

Stories in pictures.

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What does a world without work look like? With Daniel Susskind


Tuesday 21 January, 08:00 – 09:00


Advances in artificial intelligence mean that a growing number of previously secure jobs are at risk. Machines no longer need to think or reason like us in order to outperform us. How should we respond? Both as citizens and as employees who want interesting, well-paid and secure work? Daniel Susskind knows that the threat of technological unemployment is real but he sees opportunities as well. Come along and hear him speak - or spend the rest of your working life on the scrapheap.


Decolonising museums and galleries


Wednesday 22 January, 18:30 – 19:30


Britain's arts and heritage sectors have endeavoured to open the doors to diversity and inclusion in recent times. What does ‘decolonisation’ actually involve and how far have they come and how much further is left to go? This discussion will take in debates around quotas, diversity schemes, repatriation of objects and overcoming structural inequality to create a richer, broader arts and heritage landscape in terms of its workforce and audiences.


Living longer, working well: should we force people to retire?


Thursday 23 January, 18:30 – 19:30


As we live longer do we need to radically rethink our attitudes to work? How do countries and corporations need to adapt and to the 100-year-life a productive, happy working one, too? Can we radically reform so that lifelong working becomes not only enjoyable but desirable?


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Tom Dewar

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Lucinda Day

Went to my first @Tortoise ThinkIn last night on gender. A really fun eve – full of lively comment & a totally inclusive atmosphere. Not at all like a traditional panel event.

Kelwyn Looi

Really recommend the ThinkIn. Refreshing to actually hear views from real people that then feeds into what’s published. Team is lovely too!