Events

MCS organises a yearly programme of presentations, debates and visits designed to inform, challenge and stimulate discussion on a variety of topics of interest to our members.

 

Our virtual events are free to join for both members and non-members who register their attendance on Eventbrite.

Live events generally cost £5 per head per event to those registering on Eventbrite and include free refreshments wherever possible. However, we recognise that a small number of members may struggle to pay even this minimum fee and we are therefore happy to refund on request the fee paid (minus the Eventbrite fee) for those who actually attend. Simply have a word with the event organiser as you arrive and we will arrange the refund. Please note this is only available for those pre-registering on Eventbrite.

If you have suggestions for events or visits you would like us to organise please email: secretary@merseysidecivicsociety.org.

There are no upcoming Events at this time.

 

 

 

Engage Liverpool Seminar Series: Making Liverpool Better, Together

This year, Engage is creating a city-wide discussion about how ordinary people, citizens, feel about the way their city is run exploring together what we think about the state of our local democracy and whether people feel engaged or not with the decision-making process.

Dr Camila Vergara

Thu 13th Oct – 6–7.30pm
The Senate Room, Brett Building, University of Liverpool
We are excited to be joined in our first seminar by Dr Camila Vergara, a fellow at the University of Cambridge, and specialist on both old and new forms of democracy and citizen decision-making.
Dr Vergara will share international examples of how other cities and regions around the world are doing democracy differently, in a way that benefits local citizens. Her talk will be followed by responses from a local panel, and an audience Q&A.
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Jon Alexander

Thu 27th Oct – 6–7.30pm
The Concert Room, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
For this second seminar in our 2022 series, we are excited to be joined by the inimitable Jon Alexander, co-founder of the New Citizenship Project, and author of CITIZENS, a blueprint for what could happen when we we start to think and act like Citizens, not Consumers.

Following on from Dr Camila Vergara’s talk two weeks prior, Jon will share examples of how other cities and regions in the UK are doing democracy differently, in a way that benefits local citizens. His talk will be followed by responses from a local panel, and an audience Q&A.

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Workshop

Thu 10th Nov – 6–7.30pm
Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, Liverpool

This year, Engage is creating a city-wide discussion about how ordinary people, citizens, feel about the way their city is run exploring together what we think about the state of our local democracy and whether people feel engaged or not with the decision-making process.
Following on from the first two seminars in this year’s series – with Dr Camila Vergara (13th October) and Jon Alexander (27th October) – we’re taking the topic of citizenship and throwing the floor open to you, the citizens of Liverpool. This will be a warm, thoughtful, and energising workshop, taking as our starting point questions including:
  • How would you describe citizen engagement in Liverpool? What challenges are we facing?
  • Who is best placed to take this process forward? What challenges would they face?
  • What is the first thing that must be done if citizens are to work together? What challenges are there?
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