Natalie Bennett and the Electoral Reform Society 21st January 2015

It was a fantastic turnout for the Electoral Reform Society‘s (ERS) event today with Natalie Bennett talking about the Green Paarty’s policy position on Democratic Reform. Arranged prior to the recent Green upsurge it nevertheless feels evident that the standing room only crowd was partially drawn to the event because of the increased potential for […]

The things we enjoyed: Demsoc’s best of 2014

Having seen the ASI’s brilliant ‘Best of 2014’ we thought it was a brilliant idea and therefore unceremoniously pinched it. To see theirs click here. Matilda Murday Song: Sharon Van Etten – Your Love Is Killing Me Album: Sharon Van Etten – Are we There Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel (I have see embarrassingly few new things this year) […]

Disrupt Mental Health

‘Disrupt mental health’ is the first in a series of social disruption programs designed to give vulnerable groups a voice in both Parliament and Whitehall. The program of disruptions will eventually cover fifteen overlapping groups of citizens including those with drug addictions, the homeless, and care leavers. Unlike top-down consultations, the program is designed to […]

Speaker’s Commission at Brighton Digital Festival

I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to everyone who took part in the Speaker’s Commission at Brighton Digital Festival, most especially the young people who made this event possible – Caroline Lucas MP Speaker’s Commission at Brighton Digital Festival 9.30am-1pm, 17th September American Express Community Stadium, Brighton   The Speaker’s Commission at […]

Open Policymaking Unconference BXL 2014

The Democratic Society are holding an unconference about open policymaking in Europe on 16th October in Brussels!   This is an event for those both from inside and outside of government who are interested in making policy in an open way, want to look at new ways that this can be done and develop new ideas. The […]

GovCamp Cymru 2014

On Saturday 27th of September 2014 Cardiff played host to the first ever GovCamp in Wales. Govcamp, already a regular event in other parts of the UK, is an ‘unconference’ where participants set the agenda, host discussions, share their expertise and work on identifying and solving problems in Government. The predominant, but not single, focus […]