Stephen Reid

Yet my Mind was not at rest, because Nothing was Acted, and thoughts run in me that Words and Writing were all Nothing and must Die, for Action is the Life of all and if thou dost not Act, thou dost Nothing.

Gerrard Winstanley, ‘A Watchword to the City of London’, 1649

Stephen Reid is the founder and director of the Psychedelic Society, which was the first national-level Psychedelic Society worldwide, and the press officer for the Breaking Convention Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness. Stephen facilitates the Psychedelic Society's Psychedelic Experience Weekends and Psychedelic Rhythms dance sessions, and is a camp lead for La Botica Exótica at Nowhere, the European Burning Man event. He makes regular appearances in the UK media and has written for the Guardian, the Independent and the Huffington Post.

Previously, he served on the board of Greenpeace UK, and co-founded the New Economics Foundation's New Economy Organisers Network and direct action movements UK Uncut and The Intruders. Stephen has Masters degrees in Physics from the University of Oxford (MPhys, First Class — dissertation) and Complexity Sciences (MRes, Distinction) from the University of Bristol.

An accomplished full-stack developer with particular expertise in Ruby, Stephen has completed freelance digital work for organisations including 38 Degrees, the New Economics Foundation, the Labour Party, the Green Party, 350.org, the Living Wage Foundation, Positive Money, SumOfUs, City Hunt, 10:10 and Brandalism.

He is the creator and lead developer of Lumen (an open-source group discussion platform originally created for the New Economy Organisers Network) and Campaign Kit.

Email stephen.reid.inbox@gmail.com