York People’s Question Time – A Most Excellent Success

People's Question Time

Having sold out the first venue in a matter of days, the York People’s Question Time found a new venue, the Conference Suite at the Royal York Hotel, following some searching by one of the organizers, but this similarly reached its capacity of 410 after a very short time. The interest all came by word-of-mouth and social media and no formal promotion. This all happened to a background of the Leaders Debate, arranged at the last minute, on TV the same evening. Continue reading


Owen Jones leads People’s Question Time panel

People's Question Time7pm Thursday 2nd April at the Royal York Hotel
Tickets £5 if you can, free if you can’t – we sold out our first venue, and expect to sell out again. Join us as we ask some big questions: Can we save our NHS from privatisation? – Do strikes work? – What’s the alternative to austerity? – What happened to social housing? – Can we stop cuts?

On the panel will be :

  • Owen Jones, Guardian columnist and author
  • Mark Steel, Comedian and broadcaster
  • Kate Pickett, author of The Spirit Level, director of the Equality Trust
  • George Arthurs, activist, South Yorkshire Freedom Riders
  • Sam Fairbairn, national secretary, People’s Assembly Against Austerity
  • Chair: Emily Park, York People’s Assembly