Talk Shop - More Power to the People? How should Britain be run?

Ref: C3673153

NHS in crisis, unaffordable housing, the selling of Tata for £1 - signs of a crisis in the way Britain is run? Britain's a wealthy country but many people feel they don't share in it, that the odds are stacked against ordinary people. Will Brexit bring greater control, more power to the people? The aim of this event is to see whether we can reach some measure of agreement about how well the country and the economy is run and what can be done to improve matters. Instead of the traditional for and against debate, that often leaves everyone angry and frustrated, Talk Shop is a national initiative that puts the emphasis on understanding each other's opinions and finding common ground. A tall order in two hours, but we promise you won't be bored.

Course aim

The aim of the event is to see whether we can reach some measure of agreement about how well the country and the economy is run and what can be done to improve matters.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Confidently share my opinions with the group
  • Have an understanding of how the country and the economy is run
  • Suggest how matters might be improved

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Talk Shop - More Power to the People? How should Britain be run? Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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