Our events bring together the brightest minds and most influential voices from across the political spectrum, civil society, business and the economy.


We currently host two networks which meet monthly hosting high level speakers: 


The Public Services 2030 Network is a movement of organisations and individuals committed to rebuilding and reforming our public services so they are fit for the next decade. 


The Good Web Network is a community spanning government, industry and civil society, collaborating to build a better internet. Together, our network will better understand how we can build an internet that strengthens, rather than threatens, our democracy and our digital rights.


The Collaborative Democracy Network is a new network created by Demos. It is for politicians, policymakers and civil society to come together to discuss innovations that put people at the heart of policy making.

Delivering the Prevention Revolution in an Election Year

As the political parties gear up for the next election, public service reform is back on the agenda. This includes a renewed focus on prevention – for example Labour has recently called for problems to be tackled “with a long-term,...

The Preventative State: Launch Event

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  The state has got stuck in a rut of servicing the nation’s most acute problems. The post-Beveridge promise, in which the state would step in for short periods of time of worklessness, or to treat short periods of illness,...

ChatGPT can’t decide: is generative AI good for democracy?

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We asked Chat GPT whether it was good for democracy, and after assuring us it had no personal opinions on the matter, it said that it could support better access to information and facilitate dialogue, but that it could also...

Employment support: how do we make it fit for the future?

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Recent months have seen a new debate about economic inactivity in the UK, particularly among older workers. It’s a debate at the very top of the political agenda; witness the Chancellor’s recent calls for over 50s to get off the...

Good Web Network in Conversation with Paul Scully MP

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Is it possible to create a level playing field for big tech? How can we give consumers better control of their data? What would stricter regulation for digital markets look like? These are some of the questions the new Digital...

A New Age of Inheritance: What is it and what does it mean for the UK?

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With more wealth being transferred across generations through inheritances and gifts, the UK is entering a new ‘age of inheritance’. Yet this wealth will not be distributed equally. This means the UK’s new ‘age of inheritance’ could amplify existing divides,...

The Grey Area: engaging with scientific uncertainty in online spaces

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Join Demos, in partnership with the group Challenging Pseudoscience at the Royal Institution, for a panel event to discuss how to engage with the fact of scientific uncertainty when tackling misinformation. We’ll discuss how we, as a society, do and...

How can we make tech policymaking better?

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The next in our Good Web Network series, we will be discussing the question of how tech policy is made. We’ll be asking: what is ‘tech policy’? What are groups that exist within ‘tech policy’? How do we break out...