Brighton Science Festival

Sunday Assembly: The Power of Crowds



Sunday 28 October

11.00am - 12.15pm

St Andrew’s Church
11 Chapel Mews, Waterloo Street
Hove, BN3 1AR
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We all want to be individuals – but we also want to fit in.

Which is why online communities have become such a powerful tool for connecting like-minded people and rallying opinion around a common cause.

Hopefully, these common causes will also be for the common good – but there is also potential for groupthink and ‘mob mentalities’ to result in less progressive outcomes. So should we embrace these global communications platforms unreservedly or proceed with caution?

Make up your own mind by joining us at this month’s assembly on 28th October, when we’ll be exploring the science of persuasion to tie in with the brilliant Brighton Science Festival.

Our guest speakers for October are Alice Reeves and Sophie Turton from The Joyful Web, speaking about the phenomena of web movements such as #MeToo and the power of online communities to achieve social change. We’ll also be looking at the madness of crowds, enjoying some original poetry and singing some awesome pop songs – followed by friendly tea & cake immediately afterwards.

Everybody else is coming and the event is completely FREE, so you’ll look really daft if you don’t join us and spend the next month hearing how you missed the best assembly of the year! 🙂 

We’ve even got our eagerly-awaited Annual General Meeting taking place immediately after the tea & cake – which we’d love you to attend to help us shape the future of Sunday Assembly Brighton.

Sunday 28th October 11.00am – 12.15pm

FREE

All ages

St Andrew’s Church, 11 Chapel Mews, Waterloo Street, Hove, BN3 1AR