Rachel Botsman

Event postponed - Oxford Literary Festival at Oxford Saïd

Event postponed

We regret to inform you that due to the temporary suspension of our on-campus teaching during this uncertain period, we have taken the decision to postpone this event.

We will endeavour to rearrange the talk and will inform you of a new date in due course.



How technology brought us together - and why it could drive us apart

Acclaimed author Rachel Botsman says we are at the tipping point of one of the most significant social transformations in human history. Television stars are world leaders, school children are leading global strike movements, measles outbreaks are at record highs and presidents are facing impeachment.

The very foundations of what is true, whom we trust and what we believe is in flux. Botsman’s book Who Can You Trust? provides a guide to this uncharted landscape and how we find a way through.

Botsman is a lecturer and a trust fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of the top 10 most influential voices in the UK on LinkedIn in 2019 and she regularly writes for The New York TimesHarvard Business ReviewWall Street JournalThe Guardian and Wired. She is also the host of the podcast series Trust Issues.


  • 11:00 - Registration opens with refreshments
  • 11:30 - Event starts
  • 12:30 - Close