National Gathering  - Feb 2014Reclaim the Power Next Steps

After an incredible day of idea generation and visioning at the last gathering, it’s time for concrete proposals and decisions about our next steps.

Location: Oxford

Time: Saturday 8th February 11am ­­– Sunday 9th 4pm


Saturday: 44 Princes St, Oxford OX4 1DD

Sunday:  The Old Music Hall, 106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE

Crash Space/Social: Provided. Further details TBC.

Meals: Provided, donation cost TBC

Travel Pool: Available. Please book travel tickets in advance so that this can support the most people.

Notes from Manchester Visioning Day are here.

In early December a large number of people came together to discuss the radical visions they had for the future – visions that Reclaim the Power, as a network, could help bring about.

It was a very open day of discussion with a clear structure, but with no pre-planned agenda. Everything we talked about was generated by participants, and a huge number of different ideas were placed on the table.

So what next? Well, the idea is that all of that discussion feeds into a month of creative proposal making before the next gathering. This will be a space for short and medium-term decision making where we work out what we’re doing in the next few months – and how this fits in with long term visions.

Rough proposal area groups formed at the December gathering, including:

1. How to challenge corporate power

2. Movement and diversity

3. Energy and fossil fuels

4. Positive solutions


If you would like to link up with these groups and input into proposals for next steps, just contact and you will be put in touch with a group contact.

This said, all proposals are welcome! If you’re working on your own, outside these groups, then great. The more ideas the better.


The proposal deadline is the 31st January 2014. Please try and follow this rough four point list when writing them, as it is essential that all the proposals be considered on an equal footing.

1. What is it?

2. How does it link to long-term strategic aims?

3. Timeline?

4. Resources needed? (inc, people, costs, skills)


Specific venue and agenda details to follow soon. In the meanwhile, please check the Gathering Notes page to see the discussions and outcomes of the last agenda.


See you soon,

RTP Gatherings Team