Last year, for Together’s first anniversary we had a brilliant event as around 600 attendees packed Church House in Westminster to meet other Together members and hear speakers like Dr Steve James, Luke Johnson, Molly Kingsley and many more.
We can’t wait to see you for Together’s 2nd Anniversary Event in London – which promises to be even bigger and better!
This time, we have secured the FABULOUS Central Hall, Westminster – a Grade II listed building overlooking Westminster Abbey.
The ‘main event’ with an exciting lineup of speakers will run 7.00pm to around 9.00pm (say 9.30pm to be safe)… and our initial speaker announcements are:
Professor Carl Heneghan
A Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford University, many will remember vividly that Carl was one of very few highly qualified people in the UK speaking out from early on against unprecedented lockdowns, masking, and later, vaccine passports and mandates.
For this he was pilloried, including being spied on by the Government’s Orwellian ‘Counter Disinformation Unit’ and attacked by Conservative MP Neil O’Brien, while the censoring by Facebook of his Spectator article on the ‘Danish mask study’ made headlines around the world.
Carl (who we interviewed in depth for the Together Talks podcast around this time last year, HERE) will be speaking live, exclusively for us on what happened, why we need to make sure we have proper cost-benefit appraisals of any “scientific” interventions with a calm rational response, and how the public can ensure their voices are heard so we have no repeat.
Dr Jay Bhattacharya
A professor of medicine and health policy at Stanford University in the USA, Jay (watch our interview from last year here) was famously one of three eminent scientists who wrote the Great Barrington Declaration, which argued for what was essentially a return to long-established, pre-2020 pandemic policies that had a goal of minimising societal disruption and destruction, while focusing protection on the most vulnerable, in contrast to unprecedented and experimental “lockdowns” copied from China, which proved almost entirely ineffective even at their stated goal, at vast cost.
Tens of thousands of scientists and over a million members of the public added their name to the Declaration; a vicious media campaign was launched against it and the scientists behind it, and it was censored by Google. Last year, we found via the “Twitter Files” that Jay had been secretly “blacklisted” during this time.
We are delighted that Jay will be talking to us, via live video link, on censorship, science and public health: where do we go from here?
In the height of the Covid episode, Laura’s book A State of Fear: How the UK Government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 Pandemic became a surprise Sunday Times bestseller, as she sensationally lifted the lid on the world of ‘behavioural science,’ ‘nudge’ and the way in which the UK Government worked with psychologists to create lurid fear campaigns to push compliance by the population with unprecedented ‘lockdown’ measures.
Laura will be speaking live, exclusively for us on nudge, power – and how to free your mind, by spotting and resisting the tactics of the ‘nudgers’ now present at every level of Government.
Matt Goodwin is a well-known academic, writer, pollster and campaigner, who describes the rise of a “New Elite” in Britain in his best-selling book Values, Voice and Virtue: The New British Politics. He argues:
“Ever since the 1980s, both Left and Right have been waging a revolution, ushering in a radical economic liberalism and a radical cultural liberalism which reflect the values of a ‘new elite’ but have left millions of ordinary people feeling lost and demoralised.
Today, this revolution is now also paving the way for the rise of a radically ‘woke’ progressive class of activists who are reshaping our institutions, our identity, our culture, and our history around a deeply divisive and toxic brand of identity politics, who are far more interested in attacking rather than celebrating who we are.”
Matt will be talking live for us on the New Elite, why they don’t represent the majority, and how to challenge to have the public, rather than distant elites, put first.
Dr Renee Hoenderkamp
NHS GP and broadcaster Renee was a staunch critic of the Covid response from early on, and has been a big supporter of Together’s various campaigns. Renee continues to provide the kind of common-sense voice from within the medical community that has been so lacking – watch a clip of her responding to latest Covid media scare stories here.
Telegraph journalist Sherelle was one of a handful to criticise lockdowns from the start, noting in March 2020:
“One can’t help but wonder whether coronavirus is the West’s Berlin Wall moment. Liberal managerialism is collapsing under the weight of its own contradictions much in the same way communism did 30 years ago… most chilling of all perhaps, as this pandemic demonstrates, when managerial elites fail, they fall back on soft totalitarianism and the surveillance state to crawl their countries out of the messes they themselves have, through their sheer incompetence, created.”
Sherelle will be speaking about why so many feel ‘politically homeless’ with a political class out of positive ideas and unable or unwilling to speak to peoples’ concerns, and how we can respond to launch a new era of liberty.
A well-known broadcaster, Julia has been one of very few journalists to ask good questions of the Covid response – here’s Julia discussing the World Health Organization with another of our speakers on the 29th, Prof Carl Heneghan, recently.
Over a thousand people already have their tickets – get yours now!
Please note, you can get yourself a standard ticket, or help us out by adding a little donation – or adding some all-new Together clothing for yourself. If you do, this is much appreciated as costs to put on a large, high quality event are considerable!