Friday, August 24, 2012

Conference on Paul's Cross at St Paul's Cathedral

The St Paul's Institute at St Paul's Cathedral in London will host a conference on Paul's Cross on the afternoon of  September 25th, 2012,beginning at 3 pm in the Wren Suite,  a conference room located in the crypt of the Cathedral.

The conference addresses, broadly, the democratic heritage of England and consists of two sessions.

The one in the afternoon focuses especially on Paul's Cross and is entitled St Paul's Cross: Preachers, People, and Power. It will use historical scholarship, we are told, "to inform public discussion of the obligations and responsibilities of interpreting this democratically resonant part of London."

This seminar features two members of our Advisory Committee, Peter McCullough and Mary Morrissey, who will be joined for the occasion by Dr David Colclough, Lecturer in the Department of English and Theatre Studies at Queen Mary University, in  London.

You can find more information on this seminar here.

The evening session begins at 6:30  pm, and is entitled Models for Social Change: New Debate and Democracy. It will " cover themes of direct democracy, technology and its impact on social campaigning, and the way in which we can help promote and facilitate public discourse that explores the meaning of the common good."

This seminar features among its speakers Neil Jameson, Chief Executive of Citizens UK and Lead Organiser for London Citizens; Dr Sara Hagemann,  Lecturer in EU Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science; Ludovica Rogers - Facilitator of General Assemblies and part of the Occupy London media group; and Dr Dan Plesch - Director, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (SOAS) and Co-Founder of Our Democratic Heritage.

There is more information on this seminar here. 

Admission is free, but advance registration is required to attend. You can register by contacting the St Paul's Institute by email at or by phone (from England) on 020 7489 1011.

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