A week-long summer school for London teenagers on activism and radical politics

Applications open for Demand the Impossible 2015

Demand the Impossible 2015 is here! This year’s course will be held at the University of East London in Stratford from 27th-31st July. All totally FREE, including transport and lunch. Here’s the flyer; details of how to apply below.

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Danny Dorling among great speakers confirmed for DI 2014

Already confirmed for DI 2014:

* On inequality, we have social geographer Danny Dorling (author of All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster) and work and gentrification expert Faiza Shaheen from the New Economics Foundation.
* Paula Serafini from Shake! will run a workshop on arts and activism.
* On gender identity, youth worker Finn Greig returns with his awesome interactive session.
* Teacher and activist Anna Wolmouth will lead a workshop on feminism.
* Unite the Youth, Voices of Youth and other youth groups will facilitate a discussion on building a youth movement.

On top of this, there will be sessions on race and policing, capitalism and education.

Apply now by emailing demandimpossible2014@gmail.com. The course takes place 4th-8th August; deadline for applications July 7th.

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Demand the Impossible 2014 is coming – apply now!

The third Demand the Impossible course will run from 4th – 8th August 2014, at City University, London.

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As last year, the course is completely FREE, including food and transport for the whole week!

More info on the flyer below. To apply, click on the following link to download the application form: DI 2014 app. Then send to demandimpossible2014@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is Monday 7th July.

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New event: ‘Power in numbers: understanding social movements’

Following on from the huge success of this year’s Demand the Impossible we are running a one-day event on how social movements can change society. In association with Unite the Youth – a new group ‘for the marginalised, misrepresented and disnefranchised youth’.

Saturday October 19 at City University. Free but places are limited – get in touch asap! Email demandimpossible2013@gmail.com to book your place.

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Demand the Impossible 2013

Applications for Demand the Impossible 2013 are now open.

For details about this year’s course see the flyer below, for what the Guardian thought about last year’s course see here and for more information about the project and who’s involved see our about page. For an application form, email us at demandimpossible2013@gmail.com.

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There will be a series of expert speakers including activists, university academics and writers. Confirmed so far are student activist Feyzi Ismail, Alice Bell from Sussex University and activists from Shape Your Culture, Disabled People Against Cuts and the 3 Cosas Campaign.

New event: ‘Radical education: perspectives and practice’

Building on the success of our summer school we are organising the following event:
Radical education: perspectives and practice
Platform, London
March 2, 10am-4pm

 The aim of the day is for groups and individuals interested in radical and activist-oriented education to meet and share ideas and experiences, drawing on their own practice and that of others. As well as the Critical Education Project, the following groups and individuals will be presenting:
The day will be interactive and discussion-oriented. At the end there will be time allocated for networking and discussing possible collaborations. Refreshments will be provided. Find how to get to the venue here.
If you would like to come please RSVP to demandimpossible2012@gmail.com, as space is limited.

Appeal for collaborators!


On the back of this fantastic piece about us in The Guardian, a lot of people have been getting in touch to ask if there’s a way they can become involved with Demand the Impossible! in the future.

We’re very interested in hearing from educators, activists, potential participants or anyone else who would like to contribute their ideas, expertise or enthusiasm to the project. We hope to have some firm ideas soon about how the course could be developed and other groups involved, but in the meantime please do send us an email at demandimpossible2012@gmail.com or post a comment below.