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.

“Talk Shop is not just a very good way of getting people talking about complex issues, it is definitely fun as well and that’s a big bonus because normally if you say 'political discussion' people tend to run a mile.” (Greg Coyne, WEA)

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
The Republic of Organisms

Perry Walker writes: In the German state of Bavaria, not far from Munich, is the city of Augsburg. In 1898,… Read More

What happened at the Win-Win Workout predictive policing? You couldn’t have predicted it!

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Initiatives and Deliberation (I&D)

Image by RL from Pixabay Perry Walker writes: Initiatives and Deliberation (I&D): A Proposal for a Democratic Innovation Introduction The… Read More