Owen Jones is one of the most popular and in demand public speakers in Britain today. Born in Sheffield and raised in Stockport, he is a newspaper columnist, political commentator and political activist.
He was the winner of the 2012 Stonewall Journalist of the Year and 2013 Political Book Awards Young Writer of the Year.
He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and contributes to the New Statesman.
He is the author of Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class (2011) which was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award; and The Establishment – And How They Get Away With It (2014).
In his public speeches he thoroughly engages audiences with his trademark analysis of contemporary British politics.
In ‘The Politics of Hope’ (2016/17), Owen asked “How can we build societies run in the interests of working people, not run as a racket for the mean and the greedy at the top?” He believes by looking at some alternatives across the world, we can end the inevitability of widening inequalities and injustice.
In 2018 ‘Building a New Britain‘ he discusses “How do we build a new Britain and a new world free of the injustice that currently defines it? In our historic, turbulent times, we must debate it.”