Lindsay Johns

Head of Arts and Culture


Lindsay Johns is Head of Arts and Culture at Policy Exchange. He is a writer and broadcaster. He has written for the Evening Standard, The Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, Prospect Magazine, The Spectator, The Root (USA), and Cape Argus (South Africa). He often appears on BBC TV and radio. He read modern languages at Oxford, and is currently a (non-residential) Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research at Harvard University. Since 2005, Lindsay has been a volunteer mentor with Leaders of Tomorrow, a flagship leadership scheme for young people in Peckham, South London. His main research interests include the Western canon, the black canon, libraries, the intersection of culture and race, and social mobility.

Lindsay Johns

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Why do we read?

Why do we read?

In a video to mark the 20th World Book Day, Lindsay Johns – Policy Exchange’s Head of Arts and Culture – asks the question… why do we read? Author Support Us Join Our Mailing List Policy ProjectsBritain In The World Capital City Foundation Judicial...