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Annoyingly, the deadline to use your Gift of 4 codes was on 28 November. But as a special treat, we’ve extended it.

All you have to do to claim your complimentary guest membership is sign up below and enter your Gift of 4 code.

Your complimentary membership includes all this for a year

In person

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

On mobile

The news not as it happens, but when it’s ready. In the app, in your inbox and online.


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

A taste of our journalism

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.

Book a ThinkIn

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?


What our members are saying

Tom Dewar

I can already highly recommend @Tortoise. It’s the news equivalent of dipping your head in a cool, glacier-fresh stream on a scorching-hot day.

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!


Where can I find my code?

The member who shared this page with you has a unique code in the “My Tortoise” section of the app under “My Membership”. If they can’t find it, let us know!

What's included?

You’ll get one year’s Tortoise membership, giving you access to all of Tortoise’s digital journalism, as well as ten ThinkIn tickets for the year and the Tortoise Quarterly as an ebook. 

How long do I have to redeem my code?

You’ll have until Thursday 28 November to redeem your complimentary code. If you still haven’t activated your membership after this date, we will donate it to the Tortoise Network. The Network is our initiative that ensures Tortoise membership is accessible and affordable to the people who are hardest for us to reach but whose voices we most need to hear. 

When will my Gift of 4 membership run out?

Your membership will last one year from the point of activation.

If the person who’s referred me doesn’t renew, what happens to my membership?

Unfortunately, if the member who referred you cancels their membership, your membership will also be brought to an end. Feel free to persuade them to renew using any means necessary. 

As a Gift of 4 Member, can I cancel my membership part way through?

Yes, you can choose to cancel your membership at any time and this will not affect the person who has referred you.

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