Credit: CM Kavanagh

Hi, I’m Adam! I was born in 1993, grew up in a little Sussex village called Turners Hill, moved to Brighton in 2011 to study maths at university, and still live here with my lovely partner CM.


I run a data and analytics consultancy called The Brighton Data Company with my friend Geeta. Between us we’ve worked with brands like Google, EDF Energy, Waitrose, All Saints, Springer Nature and Lush—if you’d like to work with us, please get in touch.

I'm also cofounder, with CM, of The Brighton Seagull, an online local newspaper for Brighton & Hove.

I used to run my own consultancy called Cybersyn and before that was Head of Implementation for Measurelab.


I am the deputy secretary of the UTAW, the union for tech workers.


I write blog posts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and weeknotes on Sundays.

I write about a lot of different things, though most posts pertain in some way to technology, politics or culture. These are quite broad categories, so here are some good, hopefully representative posts to give you a more specific idea:

I also put up notes from books I've read, films I've watched, etc.

You can find links to other blogs I read and enjoy here.

You can find links to specific things I've read and found interesting here.

Very short things sometimes get put on tumblr.

I have written for other people in the past, including the Mid Sussex Times and Digital Arts, and wrote a webcomic which my dad illustrated, now sadly lost to time.


I sing and play keyboard instruments to varying degrees of proficiency. I used to play the tuba but not sure I can any more. I’m currently part of the musical team at the Chapel Royal.


I have hosted a podcast about things and stuff called Memetic Hazard with Josef Kenny since 2014.

I have hosted a podcast about science fiction books called Calendrical Rot  with Shonalika since 2024.

From 2015-17, I hosted Comet Boots, a podcast about comic books, with James Wheeler.

What's with the blog name?

The name of the blog is a slight misquote of a hymn lyric and the closest thing I have to a personal motto; an exhortation to struggle through adversity.


If you find anything I write about interesting and want to talk about it, or just to talk in general, you can get in contact via email at adam AT englebright DOT co DOT uk. I have found reaching out to writers in this way to be tremendously rewarding, so would strongly encourage you to do so for me.

I no longer use social media, except Linkedin for occasional work stuff.