Funeral for the Commons

Back in January, Bodo explained his AA project - to conduct a funeral for the commons based on his research of the creation of squares in London to enclose common land, progressively denying access to those other than the moneyed and privileged. The funeral procession takes place in Bedford Square, London tomorrow, followed by a reception at which members of Critical Thinking will be providing bereavement counselling to mourners of the commons based on our work around sharing the value of the commons.


DEPARTED Excerpt by Bodo Neuss
Bedford Square – a burial ground

British Politics, the Moneylenders and us


Venue: Dar Al Hikma, 88 Chalton St, Camden Town, London NW1 1HJ

Date: Saturday 27th January 2018 Time: 7:30pm to 9pm

Guest Speaker: Clive Menzies of Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking has an intriguing narrative highlighting co-creative learning a key tool for social justice activism in Britain today.

Clive also highlights Hierarchical elitism, the theft of the Commons and Usury as the root of socio-economic problems in Britain. Where do we stand on this political analysis?

3. IMCD 2018 Update on our projects for the "The Moral Transformation Movement" - Mohsin Abbas

4. Q&A

Cake and conversation

Location: London School of Mosaic, 73-96 Ludham (residential block behind Waxham building on Mansfield Road) Basement, Mansfield Road, London, United Kingdom, NW5 4SF

When: September 9, 2017 - 14:00-16:00

10 years after the crash, has anything changed? And what should we do?

10 Years after....the Crash

Faces of The Crash
The Crash seems to divide people largely into two camps, those involved and those affected. Here we look at the key players in finance and government and some of those affected directly by the impacts of The Crash.

A series of events to explore the causes and consequences of the sub-prime mortgage crisis.

Critical Thinking's "10 years after" event is to encourage people to bypass the corrupt voices and institutions of authority, to collaborate and explore why things are the way they and what we should do about it.


Conversation over carrot cake to encourage participation in critical thinking as a collaborative process; this event is not to promote the Critical Thinking group but to promote critical thinking as essential human activity.

Why is the world the way it is? “Here’s a cause, there’s another cause, and this is the other cause, now form a critical thinking group.” to explore why the world is the way it is.

It would help if people email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if they’re coming and to give an idea of numbers.

There will be carrot cakes to be divided and shared during the discussion – people are invited to bring drinks and snacks to share.

For a better idea of the context for the discussion and the significance of the Crash, see Critical Thinking’s recently published paper which explains further:

How to get there: Nearest tube station is Belsize Park (Northern line) and Overgound station Gospel Oak (Richmond -Stratford line). The entrance to the venue, London School of Mosaic, is on the corner of Mansfield Road and Southampton Road, down the ramp running parallel with the latter, behind Waxham.



X (below) marks the entrance


Discussion: Is money the root of all evil?

Positive Money has invited Critical Thinking to present and discuss ideas on how and why we need to look beyond money creation by private banks.

Discussion: Is money the root of all evil?
Monday, May 8, 2017
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Godly Play Room (aka Crypt Meeting Room)
St John's Church, 73 Waterloo Road, London

Slides for the Critical Thinking presentation: BeyondMoneyCreation.pdf

And a podcast is now available:

The 20 minute Critical Thinking presentation starts at around 5 mins in.