TALK SHOP - let's talk, let's decide


Imagine a country that draws on the good sense of ordinary people like you and me when making decisions and passing new laws.

TALKSHOP is a new way of discussing and reaching agreement about the issues that really matter to us all - local, national, international. Tricky questions like what should we do about health and social care, or how we should improve British democracy. TALKSHOP is about making sure that everyone has a voice in the matters that concern them - so that democracy works for everyone.

Find out more

Find out how Talk Shop works - how you can contribute to the discussion - hear the points of view of others - and deepen your understanding of the issue - both at home and in larger events. Read more here

Taster Video

Get a feel for our events in this 90 second video or watch the 5 minute report on our Driverless Cars series of events

How to arrange a larger event

If you can find a room, publicise the event and get the people there - we'll provide everything else. We can also provide a facilitator, or train you to do that too. Here's how

News & Ideas
Beyond Citizens Assemblies

Reprinted with permission from the RSA. The RSA’s Matthew Taylor recently discussed deliberative democracy with David Runciman, professor of politics… Read More

Helping people to find common ground on Brexit

By Perry Walker. Reprinted, with permission, from OpenDemocracy. Conversations across divides are very hard, but they’re essential to democracy. On… Read More

Making Deliberative Democracy Work

Reprinted with permission from the RSA. In his 2018 annual lecture, Matthew Taylor called for at least three national citizens’… Read More