The British Library is hosting the latest of its Data Debates on 19th September, in its Knowledge Centre. In this debate, a panel of experts will discuss what the future of data in public life could look like.

The panel includes:

Timandra Harkness, Journalist and author of Big Data: Why Size Matters (chair)

Jonathan Bamford, Head of Parliament and Government Affairs at the Information Commissioner’s Office

Bernie Hogan, Turing Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute

Joanna Bryson, Reader, Computer Sciences, University of Bath & Affiliate, Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy

Maeve McClenaghan, Data journalist, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Data Debates is a collaboration between the AHRC, the Alan Turing Institute, the British Library, and the ESRC and aims to stimulate discussion on issues surrounding big data, its potential uses, and its implications for society.


Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00. Doors open at 18.00, debate begins at 18.30.


Knowledge Centre

The British Library

96 Euston Road




Price: £5. For booking, please click here.