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.