TALK SHOP - doing democracy differently


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

TALKSHOP develops new ways 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.

Win-Win Democracy

Find out about our new programme on Win-Win Democracy, where all parties win - gaining the essence of what they want - and no-one loses!


Our latest innovation was developed at the Hay Festival Digital 2020: a coggle map which is a record of the event that combines the spoken words of the speakers and the written chat from the audience.

News & Ideas
Hacking Hansard

Suppose you want to find out about a debate in parliament. Suppose that debate is the two day House of… Read More

Paul Blomfield’s The Big Conversation

Martin Yarnit writes: Citizens’ assemblies and other forms of deliberative democracy are vital to the renewal of representative democracy but… Read More

Developing appreciative questions – the example of 99%

What is the 99% organisation? The 99% organisation was set up to implement the aims of a book by Mark… Read More