About Me

I blog here on British politics, gender and the politics of technology. I usually write from a centre-left, ‘progressive’ perspective.

  • Graduate of Political Science and German Studies at University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Twitter: @edpw

Email: edwardpatonwilliams@googlemail.com

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/edpw/

Academic interests

  • British politics
  • Power and theories of power
  • The politics of the Internet and technology
  • Family policy
  • Discourse theory
  • Gender theory and gender equality
  • Modern German history and politics
  • The politics of memory and remembering



  • Born in — South Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • Born on — 31st August 1987
  • Sports teams — Fan of Newcastle United, Hertha Berlin, Newcastle Falcons, Yorkshire CCC, Baltimore Ravens
  • Favourite music — Muse, The Music, 65daysofstatic, God is an Astronaut
  • Last.fm — http://www.last.fm/user/edpw/library
  • Favourite Television Programmes — The Wire, The West Wing, Shooting Stars, Jonathan Creek, Spiral (Engrenages), Mad Men, Luther
  • Favourite Films– The Shawshank Redemption, X-Men 1,2,3, The Dark Knight, V for Vendetta

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