Ed Gillespie is one of our Venue Comperes in The Forum!
Ed Gillespie is a writer, poet, environmentalist and futurist
He co-presents two leading podcasts ‘Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts’ with comedian Jon Richardson and fellow reluctant futurist Mark Stevenson, and ‘The Great Humbling’ with Dougald Hine
His book, Only Planet: a flight-free adventure around the world(2014), records his circumnavigation of the globe without getting on a plane.
The Independent said “[The book] allow[s] the world’s flaws and beauty to seep into your soul”.
He has published two volumes of poetry ‘Songs of Love in Lockdown’ and ‘Small Dreams of a Seahorse’
Ed’s energy, optimism, and passion for social and environmental activism is infectious and inspiring.
He is known for his trademark ‘insultancy’ – being playfully and strategically rude to raise ambitions and aspirations…