What is a Londoner?

London Met panel event explores what it means to be a Londoner.

Date: 23 February 2017

On 7 March join politician Jennette Arnold OBE AM, social commentator Maurice Mcleod, author and historian Catharine Arnold, museum curator Foteini Aravani and film maker Kartel Brown to explore your views on what a Londoner is.

‘What is a Londoner?’ is organised by the School of Computing and Digital Media and tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Speaker biographies

Jennette Arnold OBE represents Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest on the London Assembly for the Labour and Co-operative Party. She is chair of the London Assembly Education Panel and a keen campaigner for women's rights. Jennette first trained as a nurse and has worked to make London a smoke-free zone. 

Catharine Arnold is a British author, journalist and academic, best known for her darkly fascinating ‘London' series of popular history books which include Necropolis: London and Its Dead; Bedlam: London and its Mad; and City of Sin: London and its Vices.

Maurice Mcleod is a social commentator and director of communications company, Marmoset Media. Maurice writes regularly for The Guardian and The Spectator among other titles and is and director of Media Diversified, an independent content platform. He is also a trustee for campaign group Race on the Agenda.

Foteini Aravani is a curator at the Museum of London developing the museum’s digital collecting activities and identifying opportunities for acquiring digital material to enhance and enrich the Museum’s collections. She has worked in different arts and cultural organisations and on a variety of cultural and digital projects. 

Kartel Brown is a documentary film-maker, journalist and DJ who has worked for Vice. His film on the LGBT dancehall scene premiered at CPH:DOX film festival in Copenhagen in November 2015. He graduated from London Met in July 2016 and is currently studying documentary film-making at University of the Arts London.