Sandy Starr

Sandy Starr is communications officer at the Progress Educational Trust – a registered charity that works in the fields of genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas – and webmaster of the charity’s flagship publication, BioNews. He is also a member of the Ethics Advisory Board of the world’s largest autism research project, European Autism Interventions: A Multicentre Study for Developing New Medications, and a member of the Editorial Board of the charity Autistica.

He has consulted and spoken on technology and regulation for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Commission project RightsWatch. He has written for a wide range of publications, and he spent several years working for the current affairs publication spiked and writing weekly film reviews for The Sun newspaper’s TV Mag. He has contributed chapters on regulation and law to six books.

 Related Sessions

Saturday 1 November 2008, 3.30pm Student Union
Stealing Picasso?


Contributed chapters to the following books:

Crime and Deviance in Cyberspace (ed. David S Wall, Ashgate, 2009)
Hate Crimes (ed Paul Connors, 2007)
The Media Freedom Internet Cookbook (ed Arnaud Amouroux and Christian Möller, 2004)
Spreading the Word on the Internet: 16 Answers to 4 Questions (ed Christiane Hardy and Christian Möller, 2003)
From Quill to Cursor: Freedom of the Media in the Digital Era (ed Karin Spaink, 2003)
The Internet: Brave New World? (ed Dolan Cummings, 2002)

 Festival Buzz

"I was astonished by the interest and by the fact that so many thoughtful and intelligent people were willing to give up a huge part of their weekends to listen to and discuss ideas."
Ruth Gledhill, religion correspondent, The Times