Festival of Ideas for Change: Nov 20th, 2016.


At this point in time, we humans desperately need change… few people would disagree with that!

But what things do we need to change? What kinds of change would be good? And how can we actually get to make those changes?

This festival will answer some of those questions. It will be a chance to hear and think about things not normally talked about in the mainstream media.

The Time: Sunday, November 20th 2016, 10am – 5pm.
The Place: The Mural Hall, Prendergast Hilly Fields College, Adelaide Avenue, London SE4 1LE.

Ideas to be discussed: Some ideas are already on the agenda (see below) but we are open to more suggestions… that is the point of the day!

Some ideas already on the agenda:

Suggestions for a truly ‘democratic’ constitution.

International law that would make nations behave towards each other.

Reforming finance, with a view to reducing inequality and introducing justice.

Education: not just a tool for turning out economically viable and well-behaved citizens, but a process of discovery leading to freedom and self-determination.

A civilized world is a world of participation, community, and society, bound together by respect for difference and the active sharing of what we have in common. How do we move closer to such a world?


Two sessions, morning and afternoon. Each session features four speakers (10 minutes each) followed by an hour for pop-­up speakers (5 minutes each), questions and discussion.

10.00 for 10.30: Coffee & registration

10.30 to 11.30: Panel, 4 speakers with 10 mins each.

11.30 to 12.30: Q&A and ‘pop-up speakers’.

12.30 to 13.15: Lunch break.

13.30 to 14.30: Panel, 4 speakers with 10 mins each.

14.30 to 15.30: Q&A & ‘pop-­up speakers’.

15.30 to 16.00: Likely over-­run.

16.00 to 16.30: Break-­out with tea, argument & socialising.

17.00: End of day.

Some people who have already expressed interest in taking part:

Sean Coughlin, broadcaster: Ideas on education.

Orlando von Einsiedel, film-­maker: Subject to be confirmed.

Gabriel Gbadamosi, writer: Governance on matters of global impact.

Adrian Jackson, Theatre Practitioner (Cardboard Citizens): tbc.

Roger Lewis, A proposal for the socialization of banking.

Ivo Mosley, writer: What might a genuinely democratic constitution look like?

Anthony Russell, writer: An ethos for a social renaissance.

Jacqueline Walker, author.

Festival Website: http://www.brockleyfestivalofideas.com/