We’re building a different type of newsroom. For a slower, wiser news.

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Welcome to Tortoise. As a member of Soho House, you have been invited to join Tortoise as a founding member, with three years of membership for the price of one.

Tortoise is a different kind of newsroom.
We believe that to live well in an age when everything moves at breakneck speed, we need to take the time to investigate what’s really going on, to make sense of the forces shaping our future.

We are a different kind of newsroom. Not breaking news, but what’s driving the news. Not the news as it happens, but when it’s ready. We want to open up journalism. To give everyone a seat at the table.

Membership: Tortoise is created for and with our members.

In Person

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

The ThinkIn

We’ll spark the conversation with a handful of experts, then it’s over to you. Speak up and hold forth or sit back and listen.

In Print

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

To get started, please choose from one of the following options

Soho House Under 27
Founding Membership

  • Three years for the price of one
  • Live: tickets to 10 ThinkIns per year
  • Digital: access to the slow news feed in the app and online
  • Unlimited sharing, saving and access to ThinkIns on livestream and catch up

£50 for three years

Soho House
Founding Membership

  • Three years for the price of one
  • Live: tickets to 10 ThinkIns per year
  • Digital: access to the slow news feed in the app and online
  • Print: 12 editions of Tortoise Quarterly
  • Unlimited sharing, saving and access to ThinkIns on livestream and catch up

£250 for three years

Welcome to Tortoise

There’s no need to rush, but if you really can’t wait to get started…

Get involved

If you’re not quite ready to join, you can still be a part of Tortoise.

Come to a ThinkIn

Tortoise ThinkIns are open to everybody. Guest membership is £25 and includes your ThinkIn ticket and access to our digital edition for two weeks.

Sign up for the slow newsletter

Fancy getting a selection of stories, hand-picked by our editors and members, delivered to you each week?