Festival of Communities

Hackminster: Access to the A-Z of Everyday Politics

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Campus Festival

Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 10:30 - 17:30
Arts 2 Building, QMUL Mile End Campus, E1 4NS, Free

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Ever had a question about the current political environment but were too afraid to ask? Then join us at Hackminster, the open-source conference, put together by the people, for the people.

From Westminster to the East End, each of our panels are designed to educate, empower, and equip the everyday person to make effective political change.

Our incredible mix of seminars, panel events and training workshops are designed to give everyone access to the A-Z of Politics.

The full line up can be at People's PPE Timetable [PDF 108KB] some of the highlights include:

  • Peter Oborne (Politics Editor, Daily Mail) will be launching his new book, Not the Chilcot Report, outlining how we illegally entered into the 2003 war in Iraq.
  • Will Hutton (Former advisor to Tony Blair and Editor in-chief of The Observer) will discuss our current Economic situation and possible ways forward.
  • Writing and Filmmaking Workshops led by journalists and film-makers
  • 101 introductions into current politics, including primer sessions on major political parties, foreign policy, the EU Referendum and more.
  • Local panels, mixing academics and locals discussing local history, gentrification and migrant communities

And much much more as part of the Queen Mary University of London Campus Fun Day!

Download full programme here or visit

The Festival of Communities

The Hackminster conference is brought to you in partnership with of the Queen Mary University of London Festival of Communities, where the University has partnered with local organisation to host events, seminars and fun taster sessions for the local community.

Excitingly, the Hackminster conference forms part of the Campus Fun Day on Saturday 4th June, where there will be talks, seminars and hands-on activities for all of the family throughout the University campus. More details about the Campus Fun Day can be found here.


  • Activity: Workshop
  • Topics: Community, Faith, History, Law, Politics
  • For: Adults, Family

Getting here


Arts 2 Building, QMUL Mile End Campus, E1 4NS
E1 4NS