Education World Forum moderator, UK
David is a writer, broadcaster and commentator on culture, international affairs, politics and the media. A former television researcher, producer and programme editor, he has previously written for The Independent, The Guardian and The Observer, winning numerous accolades, including Columnist of the Year and the Orwell prize for journalism. After starting his career at BBC news in the 1980s, David first presented the analytical show Think Tank for BBC1, and then went on to write and present a film biography of the early lives of John Major and Tony Blair. He has appeared on the satirical TV current affairs programme Have I Got News for You and presented a number of radio and television series and programmes on current affairs and historical topics. David has written three books - on England, conspiracy theories and communism. He has worked for The Times of London as a columnist for 12 years and is presenter of BBC Radio 4's weekly programme, The Briefing Room.