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5 December 20234 minute read

DLA Piper x The Times: A Year in Review

5 December 2023 | 18:00 – 20:30


DLA Piper London
160 Aldersgate Street

Which party will form a government at next year’s election? Will Donald Trump succeed in his second bid for the White House? How will the tectonic plates of geopolitics shift in 2024?

We’ll be joined by a distinguished group of leading commentators to tackle these questions and more, sharing their unvarnished reflections on the big stories of 2023 and predictions for what’s in store for 2024.

Revisiting earlier predictions such as whether Twitter would continue to exist and who might be leading the country one year on, together they’ll consider the influences set to shape the global conversation in the year ahead – with a typical measure of both consensus and disagreement assured!

Joining our chair Daniel Finkelstein OBE, Associate Editor of The Times, will be:

  • Ayesha Hazarika MBE, Broadcaster and Political Commentator, Times Radio
  • Charles Moore, Columnist, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator
  • Alice Thomson, Columnist and Political Interviewer, The Times
  • Polly Toynbee, Political and Social Commentator, The Guardian

For more information, please contact Amanda Ashworth.


Daniel Finkelstein OBE (Chair)

Associate Editor, The Times

Daniel Finkelstein OBE writes a weekly political column for The Times.

Ayesha Hazarika MBE

Broadcaster and Political Commentator, Times Radio

Ayesha Hazarika is a Scottish broadcaster, journalist and political commentator, and former senior Labour adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Charles Moore

Columnist, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator

Charles Moore is a journalist and a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and The Sunday Telegraph; he still writes for all three.

Alice Thomson

Columnist, The Times

Alice Thomson is an associate editor, weekly columnist, and interviewer at The Times and co-host of the What I Wish I’d Known podcast on Times Radio alongside Rachel Sylvester.

Polly Toynbee

Political and Social Commentator, The Guardian

Polly Toynbee is a Guardian columnist, broadcaster and author. She was formerly BBC social affairs editor, co-editor of the Washington Monthly and a reporter and feature writer for the Observer.