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Past Huddersfield Event: VOL 21

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The Deputy Mayor

BY GWEN LOWE
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Cllr Gwen Lowe, Councillor for Batley West in Kirklees West Yorkshire shares her personal story that has led to her current role of Deputy Mayor for Kirklees.

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No Fracking Way

BY ANDREW COOPER
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Green Party Councillor Andrew Cooper, Councillor for Newsome in Kirklees West Yorkshire, tells the story of leading a 120 mile walk along the No Fracking Way. 

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The Greatest Movie Ever Made About Democracy

BY DAVE MCKENNA
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Dave Mckenna makes a case for 12 Angry Men being recognised as the greatest movie ever made about democracy.

**CONTAINS SPOILERS!**

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Is it time to lower the voting age to 16?

BY ANDREW MYCOCK
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Dr. Andrew Mycock, Reader in Politics at the University of Huddersfield, asks the question - is it time to lower the voting age to 16? 

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Council mottos: the good, the mad and the utterly meaningless

BY MATT CLACK
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Matt Clack takes us on a tour of UK local councils and their attempts to sum up their identity in a motto.

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Levelling Up: A Guide To Career Progression In The Public Sector

BY LUCY KNIGHT
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Dungeons and Dragons … or, Meetings and Managers. Lucy Knight takes us through the parallels between tabletop RPGs and career progression.

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Local Government can be Open and Sustainable Government

BY ANDREAS PAVLOU
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Andreas Pavlou from Involve looks at how the local government could become more open to the public. 

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The Democracy of Presence

BY ROSE CONDO
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Rose Condo explores the 'democracy of presence' in relation to women ... where women are and are not represented currently and where women have and have not been represented historically. 

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Wisdom Councils In Vorarlberg

BY ANDY PAICE
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Andy Paice presents on Citizens Wisdom Councils, an interesting innovation in local democracy that has been used for several years in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.

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The Pacer: A Warning From History

BY ED HAMMOND
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Why are the Pacer trains so terrible? And why have they been around for so long? Ed Hammond examines what we can learn from the perverse incentives and poor accountability behind the Pacer.

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Democratic Innovations N–Z

BY PERRY WALKER
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2018

Perry Walker from TalkShop follows up his Notwestminster 2017 talk with part two of his A - Z of democractice innvovations.

Andrew Mycock
in Huddersfield
Dave McKenna
in Swansea
Andrew Cooper
in Huddersfield
Matt Clack
in London
Gwen Lowe
Councillor, Kirklees Council in Huddersfield
Ed Hammond
Centre for Public Scrutiny in London
Andy Paice
in London
John Nottingham
in Mirfield
Lucy Knight
in Exeter
Rose Condo
Writer / Poet / Educator in Huddersfield