John Lubbock


Hello and welcome to my new website. I’m planning on using this as a portfolio of my writing, video production, photography and other work so you can see why you should definitely accept that pitch/job application I just sent you. You can also see my CV here.

This site is a work in progress, so there’s not much content at the moment. But if you wait a few days it will be populated with stuff…


Wikidata workshops

I've been organising Wikidata workshops as part of my work with Wikimedia UK. Wikidata is cool. Here's why.

Travel writing

I have this other travel writing site. Check it out here.

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In my writing and advocacy work, I care about human rights, free access to information, a socially and economically more equal society, and preferably not destroying the planet we all have to live on.


I publish a lot of my photos on Wikimedia Commons, so that others can use them in their projects. I also have a Flickr site here.

As a freelancer and while working for Wikimedia UK, I have made a lot of video work, from an hour long documentary to event vlogs about specific projects.

On the right, you can see my biggest project to date, a documentary about the work of the historian Ara Sarafian to foster reconciliation and understanding between Armenians, Turks and Kurds during the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

I write a lot about Turkish and Middle Eastern politics, because I visit Turkey regularly, used to work for the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and have a general interest in the MENA/Levant region.
I also write on UK politics and culture. You can check out a selection of my writing below.