Policy Unplugged

I spent Thursday afternoon at Channel 4 which was hosting a conference on Britain’s education system. My friend Steve Moore (here’s his website) created this for them, as the first in a planned series called Policy Unplugged. Essentially, Steve gathered together a range of thinkers and innovators with an interest in education from a variety of perspectives, minus the usual suspects from Westminster. The idea being that real change in society needs to come more from the bottom-up, and we need to give less attention to the command-and-control diktats of attention-seeking ministers who are in their jobs for only a year or two. I was there as a table host for a format adapted from World Cafe.

Lloyd Davis did a great job wandering round with his cameras and microphones capturing a lot of what was going on. Here’s his flickr output, and there’ll be more on his site soon.

1 thought on “Policy Unplugged

  1. Designing for Civil Society

    Channel 4 may help cascade engagement into the classroom

    Running a buzzy event isn’t too difficult with the right people and facilitation skills. Doing it online can be more challenging. Combining the two and making a real-world difference is really tough – but that’s what Steve Moore and


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