Renewal and Policy Network event - Devolution and the changing nature of power
Thursday 30 Oct 2014, 8.45-10.45am
Policy Network, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster, SW1P 3QB
Against the backdrop of the landmark Scottish referendum and acknowledging the rising ‘politics of Englishness’ and questions over the UK’s constitutional future, this Policy Network, Barrow Cadbury Trust and Renewal Journal seminar will investigate the drivers of anti-establishment populism in the UK, and to what extent they can be eased by devolving power, democratic innovations around ‘contact democracy’ and fostering new forms of place-based identity.
Speakers: Mike Kenny (Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London), Michael Keating (Chair of Scottish Politics, University of Aberdeen), Mary Riddell (Columnist, Daily Telegraph), Sophy Gardner (Labour PPC for Gloucester). Chair: Patrick Diamond (Vice Chair and Research Director, Policy Network)
This event is supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. More information
Soundings Manifesto Seminar
Energy beyond neoliberalism
Tuesday 18 November, 6.30-8.30pm
Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU
Join us on Tuesday 18 November to discuss the latest installment in the After Neoliberalism? Kilburn Manifesto series: "Energy beyond neoliberalism". This chapter investigates the potential of looking beyond dominant neoliberal models of energy production and distribution, with a particular focus on the role of "the commons". It will be available to read online in advance of the seminar.
Speakers include Farzana Khan and Mika Minio-Paluello (Platform), with a response from Guy Shrubsole (Friends of the Earth). The seminar will be chaired by Jo Littler (City University).
To non-subscribers, the event is £5 (£3 concessions). Buy tickets here.
Saturday 21 February 2015, 9.30am-4pm
Human Rights Action Centre, 25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA
Confirmed speakers include Doreen Massey, Michael Rustin, Beatrix Campbell, Jeremy Gilbert & Pragna Patel.
Tickets available online soon.