Britain’s Oldest Think Tank

Richard Speight

The Fabian Society was founded in 1884 and throughout it’s long history has been at the heart of debate on the left of British politics.

As part of our new website, we’re hoping to feature some of the history of the Fabians and assess the contribution that great Fabians like George Bernard Shaw, the Webbs, H.G Wells, Tony Crosland and many other made to British life.

You can read more about the Fabian Society’s history on our Fabian Story page or read about some of the most influential Fabian thinkers on our Famous Fabians page.

You can also visit the LSE Fabian Society Archive to read any of the hundreds of Fabian pamphlets published in the last 120 years.

But what we need your help. We’re looking for contributors and historians who are interested in the history of the Society to contribute articles and features about Fabian ideas from the past and how they’ve influenced politics today. Perhaps we’ve missed a Famous Fabian that you think should be included, or you think a Fabian publication from the 1920s can inform how we think about politics today.

If you’d like to get involved in any of our history work, please contact Richard Speight on [email protected].

1 comment:

  1. Marcus Luck

    I am interested in the early development of the Fabian Society and the figures of Hubert Bland MP and Edith Nesbit and their house Well Hall House, demolished inn 1930, which was their home and a salon for the Fabian Society. Currently there is nothing within the Well Hall Pleasaunce (see to commemorate the Fabian connection so I would like to lobby for a blue plaque.
    Please contact me if you have any info or would be interested in supporting this project.
    Also see our website (systen will not accept this in the space provided for details above!)

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