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What is Libertine?

What is Libertine?

The Libertine community is made up of diverse, eclectic and global thinkers with an insatiable curiosity for ideas, a sense of fun and adventure, and a ruthless commitment to getting shit done.

Libertine began life in April 2013 as a groundbreaking print magazine for thinking women. Our mission was to celebrate achievement and intellect above appearance, and to show the next generation just what can be achieved by prioritising substance above style. We also wanted to provide a space for anyone who, like us, regularly bought but felt alienated by business, technology or current affairs titles, whose advertising made it clear they weren’t the intended audience.

Then we stepped things up a gear. The new Libertine platform is a conduit to connecting around the ideas you’re interested in, driven by a virtual panel of brilliant minds – the Libertine 100.

About the Libertine 100

The Libertine 100 is a carefully chosen community of thinkers – in our launch year, all women – with complex, beautiful and potentially world-changing ideas. They challenge our thinking and motivate us to do bigger and better things together.

The people in the Libertine 100, we believe, deserve a far more prominent platform in contemporary culture; a platform provided solely on the merit of their ideas and their ability to go out there and make things happen. Taken in its entirety, the diverse and vibrant group provide a window into what’s now and next in contemporary culture. Several of their ideas are controversial, others speculative and futuristic, but we feel richer for having engaged with them.

The Libertine 100 will drive our activities throughout the year, but we want to build a platform, not a pedestal. As a member of the community you will have the opportunity to meet and hear them speak at relaxed events, delve deeper into their ideas online at and continue the debate at more intimate dinners and salons. If you know a brilliant thinker who should be in here – or you are that thinker – then please get nominating.

Until then, fellow agitators, mavericks and makers: welcome to the Libertine community.

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