Russell Coates


Learn Liberty Blog

Russell is the Editor-in-Chief of the Learn Liberty blog, having also served as Students For Liberty’s Global Content Marketing Specialist. He enjoys researching and reading about a wide variety of topics, including the history of liberalism, philosophy, politics and current events, emerging technologies, and conservationism. Russell obtained a B.A. in Humanities from the Open University in 2016, specializing in History and French. He later graduated from Ulster University Coleraine with a Master of Arts in History.

With a long-standing interest in the ideas of liberty, he discovered Students For Liberty by attending a regional conference in 2017. He joined SFL as a Local Coordinator and later became the National Coordinator for Northern Ireland. Having experience in freelance editing and translating, he joined the Speak Freely team as an assistant editor in 2018, before joining Students For Liberty staff in 2019. In his spare time, Russell enjoys walking, cycling, photography, and chai lattes. He has a keen interest in Irish history and anything involving rail transport or tractors. Russell has also managed an area of sustainable private forest and wetland in rural Ireland since 2014.

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