Philippa Pendry
co-producer, Hot Off the Press 2019; Living Freedom alumnus; freelance writer; Central and East European Studies graduate, University of Glasgow

After graduating with a first-class degree in Central and East European Studies/Economic and Social History from the University of Glasgow, Philippa has moved into freelance writing, providing online articles on a variety of topics including mental health and the debt crisis. Throughout her degree, she took a particular interest in Central Asia, but has also conducted research in Budapest and studied a wide range of topics across four years, from the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment to the Russian Language.

In addition to this, she has lived and worked in South Korea for a year, written and conducted a guided tour of the Hunterian Museum (Glasgow), and gained extensive experience in the field of digital marketing.

Since volunteering at Battle of Ideas 2018, Philippa has become increasingly involved with the Academy of Ideas and is now working to help produce Hot Off the Press for the 2019 festival.


Saturday 2 November, 16:00 Free Stage
Protests in Catalonia: what’s going on?

Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Free Stage
Trump and the Kurds: principled withdrawal or policy chaos?