Welcome to Horsham Skeptics.
Dates of events vary, but are usually held monthly, the new venue for Horsham Skeptics in the Pub is the Broadbridge Heath Village Centre Social Club (www.bbhvc.co.uk).
SitP Horsham is here to provide the people of Horsham and beyond with experts who like to talk about a huge variety of subjects, including science, the paranormal, journalism, history, gender issues, religion, astronomy, linguistics, hypnosis, maths, climate change - any subject really. Afterwards we ask questions, hear the answers and meet other people who like to do the same.
(We collect £3 from audience members, to cover speaker expenses).
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Frustrated with politics and the lack of choice, and despite having no political experience at all, we formed a new party to stand in the 2015 general election.
Monday, February 15 2016 at 8:00PM
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Broadbridge Heath Village Centre Social Club (Horsham)
What's the talk about?
British democracy isn’t quite dead, but it certainly smells funny. Frustrated with politics and the lack of choice, and despite having no political experience at all, we created a wikipedia-style political manifesto and formed a new party to stand in the 2015 general election. This is the story of what we did, why we did it, what happened along the way, and what we learned. Government isn’t just for some special class of people; our democracy needs updating for the 21st century, so where does it go from here and how do we make it better?
About the speaker:
James Smith is variously a software engineer, father of two, and technology activist. He’s been involved in Open Source software for many years, and always tries to work on projects that make the world a better place. He works at the Open Data Institute in London, founded the Cleanweb UK meetup group, and runs Something New, a startup political party. He admits he’s not very good at picking small, well-defined problems to attack.