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
When public meetings go wrong

When public meetings go wrong…. they can make a bad situation so much worse Perry's recent blog for The Consultation… Read More

Can small-scale deliberative events have legitimacy?

“Perry's recent blog for NESTA on 'Can small-scale deliberative events have legitimacy?' is republished here with permission” As part of… Read More

to have your care needs funded

Reposted with permission from the Consultation Institute: I take as my text, as the preachers, say, an extract from a… Read More