Ella Whelan
assistant editor, spiked; author, What Women Want: Fun, Freedom And An End To Feminism

Ella is the assistant editor at spiked. She writes on a variety of topics and is a regular TV and radio commentator, notably on feminism and free speech.

Ella was a leading campaigner for spiked’s Invoke Article 50 NOW! campaign. She is also the convenor of spiked’s Free Speech University Rankings and Down With Campus Censorship campaign, fighting for free speech at universities.

Her first book, What Women Want: Fun, Freedom and an End to Feminism, is published by Connor Court.

Follow Ella on Twitter: @ella_m_whelan


Saturday 28 October, 16:00 Garden Room
Fake news: a media panic?

Sunday 29 October, 10:00 Frobisher 4-6
We need to talk: the vices and virtues of social media

Sunday 29 October, 12:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
What is… identity?

Sunday 29 October, 13:10 Free Stage
Hot off the press – In the wake of Weinstein: Hollywood, #MeToo and sexual harassment

Saturday 4 November, 17:00 Texture, 67 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL
Identity politics: a new culture war?

Wednesday 8 November, 19:00 College of Computing Technology, 30-34 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Safe or sanitised: Free speech and the right to be offensive