• Kirsty Styles

    community organiser

    Bureau of Investigative Journalism

    Kirsty Styles is the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s first ever community organiser, hired to grow and engage the journalists, techies and citizens that make up the award-winning Bureau Local collaborative investigations network. Previously, Kirsty worked for Tech North as head of talent and skills, where she designed programmes to grow awareness and understanding of new jobs being created in the northern tech sector. Here she created Northern Voices, a flagship cross-regional public speaker and media training scheme for women working in tech in the North. Before this, she spent five years working as a journalist in East London, including as B2B tech editor at the New Statesman, a reporter at The Next Web and editor at Tech City News. Kirsty also created and presented the New Economics Foundation’s Weekly Economics Podcast, which was featured in The Observer and has received hundreds of thousands of listens. She speaks about everything from the future of work to infrastructure, political utopias and the future of the media, and has done just that at events like Thinking Digital Women, FutureFest, Slush and the Battle of Ideas.


Championship: Liverpool 2018

DEBATE: Vegetarianism

Championship: Liverpool 2018

DEBATE: Contact sports



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