The beginning of 2015 has been significant in the UK: the result of the Scottish independence referendum is still fresh, the General Election is weeks away and the 800 year anniversary of the Magna Carta is on the horizon.
But the future of democracy is not a uniquely British issue - the whole world seethes with democratic struggles, crises and triumphs. What is the future of government “by the people, for the people”?
How will different cultures, disruptive technologies and massive global trends shape democracy going forward?
Highlights at the festival included:
- Edward Snowden
- Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
Head of Mansfield College, Oxford University
- Owen Jones
Journalist and Author, 'The Establishment – And How They Get Away With It'
- Tenison Road
By Microsoft Research
- String Theories
By Signal Noise
- Ian Brown
Professor of Information Security and Privacy, Oxford University
- Dr. Jaakko Kuosmanen
Coordinator, Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations