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After a life of striving, Andrea Levy got the acclaim she deserved
Friday 15th February 2019, 
, Photograph: Eamonn McCabe/The Guardian
Britain needs more time on Brexit, but we shouldn’t entrust it to Theresa May
Friday 15th February 2019, 
, Photograph: Tim Ireland/Xinhua/Barcroft Images
February 26, 2019

In Conversation With Gary Younge
Tue, 26 February 2019 | 19:00 – 22:00
Downstairs At The NUJ, 308-312 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, London WC1X 8DP
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Gary Younge's books and newspaper columns have made him among the most influential progressive voices of his generation. In the intimate setting of the NUJ's venue space, Younge will discuss the UK's current political travails, the instincts that have shaped his politics and the forces that have governed his career. Younge is a long-time supporter of the NUJ's charities and all the proceeds from this event will go to NUJ Extra and the George Viner Fund.

Places are strictly limited, so book early to avoid dissapointment.

April 1, 2019

How to find your voice as a writer with Gary Younge
Guardian Masterclasses

Monday, April 1, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
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A unique opportunity to learn from one of the Guardian's most respected columnists.

They say you should dance like no one's watching. Gary Younge, editor-at-large for the Guardian, thinks you should write in a similar frame of mind, giving full rein to your unique blend of references and values.

During this inspirational masterclass, Gary will share his advice on how to develop your voice, structure a piece of writing and put forward a compelling argument.

Whether you're considering a career in journalism, or want to improve your writing skills, this is an unmissable opportunity to learn from one of the Guardian's most respected writers. Tickets are limited so book your place now - and let Gary inspire you to find your true voice as a writer.


  • Conveying your values and beliefs within your writing
  • Raising important issues in your work
  • Developing a strong and distinctive voice
  • One column, one argument: the importance of clarity and focus in column-writing
  • How to grab readers' attention and make your writing accessible to as many people as possible
  • The mechanics of writing a column and structuring a piece
  • Anticipating counter-arguments - and addressing them in your writing
  • Q&A: a unique opportunity to pick the brains of one of the Guardian's leading columnists

A percentage of tickets for this event have been donated to shcmes which support greater diversity in the media.

Tutor profile

Gary Younge is the Guardian's editor-at-large. He also writes a monthly column for the Nation magazine, and is the author of several books including The Speech: The Story Behind Martin Luther King's Dream and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the American South. Read his Guardian articles here.


  • Gary was so personal, engaging and genuine. He needs to go on tour with this and make it into a one-man show. Fabulous!!!
  • Well-structured and great content. It was good to have the course structure outlined and to stick to that.
  • Gary did not disappoint – a totally engaging speaker, he gave us lots to think about and delivered it with humour and style.

All Guardian Masterclasses are fully accessible - but please contact us if you have any queries or concerns.
Book here
Full course and returns information on the Masterclasses website



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