Here’s an interview with Nick Hildyard of the Cornerhouse, who will be part of the “Research Training for Activists” workshop on Sat 15th March. There are still some places left on that – see below the video for more information
Over the coming week we will be putting up individual clips from it, but in my opinion the whole twenty minutes is worth your undivided attention right now…
Information is power. If you want to stop stupid things happening to your neighbourhood, city or planet, one of the things you need is accurate facts about who owns what, who is planning what. This very interactive training day will help you get research skills so you can investigate what local authorities, government and corporations have planned for your area.
It is free to attend, and will be held in Central Manchester on Saturday 15th March from 10.30am to 4pm.
The event is being organised by Manchester Climate Monthly and Manchester Citizenship, but IS open to people from all over the country (we are especially interested in for a good turn out from the North West).
Because we want the day to be genuinely interactive and useful to all, we are capping numbers at twenty-five. Please only apply if you can definitely come!
No prior experience is necessary, but we do want you to do some homework before you come (see below).
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Research Training” in the subject header, with your name and mobile phone number(s). You do NOT have to tell us who you are interested in researching. It would however help us if you would tell us
a) have you ever used the Freedom of Information Act?
b) have you ever done research on a company using Companies House?
c) have you ever done further research using other databases?