Election 2019: What matters to South Cambridgeshire? (2)

In this, Tortoise’s first general election campaign, we shall be taking to the road in a unique series of ThinkIns around the United Kingdom. We have chosen six constituencies – reflecting the great social, economic and political variety of this country – and we’ll be visiting (and re-visiting) them in the weeks before polling day to hear what the voters really think and care about, away from the shouting-match of campaign press conferences and the battle-buses. Chair: Matt d'Ancona, Editor and Partner, Tortoise. Former editor of the Spectator and Evening Standard columnist)


Dates Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 18:00 to 19:30
Venue The Hub Community Centre, High Street Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6GW
Website Event website

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So we need your help, ideas and insights. Have your say. Make the 2019 election different. Make the news with Tortoise.

What is a Tortoise ThinkIn?

A ThinkIn is not another panel discussion. It is a forum for civilised disagreement. Modelled on what we call a ‘leader conference’ in the UK (or an editorial board in the US), it is a place where everyone has a seat at the table. It’s where we get to hear what you think, drawn from your experience, energy and expertise. It’s where, together, we sift through what we know to come to a clear, concise point of view. It is the heart of what we do at Tortoise.

Drinks from 6.00pm, starts promptly at 6.30pm. If you are late to a ThinkIn you can 'SlinkIn'!

If you would like to contribute to this ThinkIn, let us know by emailing thinkin@tortoisemedia.com

We film our Thinkins so we can watch them back, edit the best bits and share them with members who weren’t there in person.


Tortoise ThinkIns in South Cambs

Drinks from 6pm, ThinkIn 6.30-7.30pm

The Rupert Brooke in Grantchester on 19 Nov (chaired by Ceri Thomas, former editor of BBC Panorama and the Today programme)

Cambourne Community Hub on 26 Nov (chaired by Matthew D'Ancona, former editor of the Spectator and Evening Standard columnist)

The Blue School Cambourne on 10 Dec (chaired by Ceri Thomas)


Tortoise is building a different kind of newsroom. Not breaking news, but what’s driving the news. Not the news as it happens, but when it’s ready. We want to open up journalism. To give everyone a seat at the table. To create a system of organised listening. A place, in the real world and the digital one, where you can come, learn and tell us what you think.

The ThinkIn is the heart of what we do. It’s modelled on what we call a leader conference in the UK, an editorial board in the US. It’s a forum for civilised disagreement where our members take part in a live, unscripted conversation in our newsroom in order to inform our point of view.

Special Offer: We can offer any Cambridge Network member who comes to one of the ThinkIns a free network membership to Tortoise for a year (worth £100)