Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie


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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…