Facilitators & Speakers

Phil Pope
Lab 4 Participant

I grew up in a village near Slough and went to the local grammar school. After a year studying chemistry at Oxford I dropped out and later graduated with a Politics BSc from Southampton in 2002. I moved to Bristol in 2006 and now live in Easton with my partner and daughter. I’ve worked in a variety of jobs – financial services, book-keeping, database development, sound engineering, loudspeaker cabinet making, pub landlord. I’ve been involved in a lot of political and direct action organisations – Socialist Party, Socialist Alliance, Kebele Social Centre, Bristol Anarchist Bookfair, Bristol Housing Action Movement, Co-mutiny, Classics Free Shop, Industrial Workers of the World, ACORN, Left Unity, NEON Bristol, Momentum, DIEM25. I also spent several years squatting when I first moved to Bristol, organised several free-parties, and have organised and promoted music gigs. I’m interested in modern history and in new approaches to political economy – particularly monetary circuit approaches, systems engineering and dynamic modelling.

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