Victor Mallet

Author and Asia Editor, Financial Times

Victor Mallet is an author, journalist and commentator who has travelled and worked for more than three decades in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His new book about the Ganges – River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and Modern India – is to be published by Oxford University Press in October 2017. He is currently Asia news editor for the Financial Times.


32. South East Asia: the most dangerous place in the world? Sold Out

The Masonic Lodge

There is more to South East Asia then all night raves in Thailand, Yoga retreats in Bali or the massive economic power of the region. 600 million people live in this highly diverse and increasingly fragile region. That’s bigger than Europe.  Awarding winning journalist Michael Vatikiotis – who speaks five Asian languages and has been […]


41. Brexit: England’s Nervous Breakdown

Seafront Marquee

Do we really understand the English? What happened to the England we thought we knew? Are they losing it? Are the normally implacable, stiff-upper-lip English having a collective nervous breakdown? If so, why? And where will this leave them and us? Let’s talk about England. It’s not just their rugby team that looks out of […]


9. When China Rules the World Sold Out

The Town Hall

It is only a matter of time, but very soon China will rule the world, if it wants to. What will that world look like? Will America cede top dog position peacefully? As the world’s axis shifts ever eastwards, what does this mean for us? With Michael Vatikiotis, Victor Mallet and David McWilliams. Price: €15.00


15. Plastic Oceans & The Big Gig! The Riptide Movement & friends

St. Patrick's Church

Nothing is more precious or fragile than our environment and right now our seas are under severe threat from plastic. What can we do about it? Sophie Darlington (David Attenborough’s cinematographer), Cara Augustenborg (environmental scientist), Victor Mallet (FT journalist and author of Ganges River of Life, River of Death) and Gerry Foley ( broadcast journalist with […]