Local Fabians

There are over 60 Local Fabian Societies across the UK, bringing Fabian debates to communities around the country. Click here for more information about how local Fabian Societies work.

Use the list below to find your nearest local Fabian Society and get in touch with the organiser to find out more about their activities.



Venue: NB518 (5th floor), Main Building, Aston University

Contact: Luke John Davies, [email protected]


Bournemouth & District

Friday 24 November - 19:30 ‘Brexit Update: The impact on the UK’ Claire Moody MEP

All regular meetings are held on the last Friday of each month at 7.30 pm

Membership costs £12.00 per year. Bournemouth Fabian Society is the town’s oldest political organisation and will celebrate its 125th birthday in 2017.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Wharncliffe Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth at

Contact: Ian A. Taylor, [email protected]


Brighton & Hove

Friday 1 December - 20:00 – 21:30 ‘Trump One Year On: His impact at home and abroad’ - Prof Steve Burman

Venue: Brighton Friends’ Meeting Hoe, Ship Street (use Meeting House Lane back entrance) BN1 1AF.

Contact: Ralph Bayley, [email protected]



Contact: [email protected]  01179 693 608 or Arthur Massey on 0117 969 3607


Cardiff and the Vale

Contact: Jonathan Wynne Evans, [email protected] 02920 594 065


Central London

Wednesday 15 November, 19.30 “The welfare state in an ageing society”Andrew Harrop (General Secretary of Fabian Society

Fabian Society, 61 Petty France, SW1H 9EU – Nearest tube:  St James’s Park

Contact: Giles Wright, [email protected] 0207 227 4904


Chiswick & West London

Wednesday 6 December 20:00-21:30 ‘Chiswick & West London Fabians AGM’ Ruth Cadbury MP

Fabians in South West London are very welcome to attend – as are all Fabian members.

Venue: Board Room, (just inside the main entrance) Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick W4 2EH.

Contact: Alison Baker, [email protected]



Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF.  7.00 pm for 7.30 start.

Contact: Maurice Austin, [email protected]


County Durham

(formerly West Durham Fabian Society)

Saturday November 18 2017 – 12.15-14:00 ‘Further Education: Key issues and future scenarios’ Natalie Davison (principal, Bishop Auckland College)

Saturday January 27 2018 – 12:15-14:00 ‘Who Runs the North Now?’ Fred Robinson (St Chad’s College)

Saturday 17 March 2018 – 12:15-14:00 ‘AGM & Why don’t universities recruit like comprehensives?’ Tim Blackman (Vice Chancellor, Middlesex University)

Six Saturday meetings per year at the Lionmouth Rural Centre, near Esh Winning, DH7 9QE, 12.15- 2.00, map at http://www.lionmouth.org.uk/how-to-find-us.html .  These are open meetings with membership not needed on first visit, £3 including soup and rolls, no need to say you’re coming; annual LOCAL membership is £8 for waged, £4 for unwaged.

Contact: Alan Townsend,  [email protected] 01388 746 479


Croydon and Sutton

Venue: Meetings will be held at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CRo 1BD

Contact: For more information on joining this new society, get in touch with Emily Brothers, [email protected]


Cumbria and North Lancashire

Contact: Robin Cope, [email protected]


Dartford & Gravesham

Venue: Dartford Working Men’s Club, Essex Road, Dartford

Contact: Deborah Stoate, [email protected]


Doncaster & District

Contact: For details and information contact Kevin Rodgers on 07962 019168 or [email protected]


East Lothian

Contact: Noel Foy, [email protected] 01620 824 386 or



Thursday November 30th: “Has Identity Replaced Class in Politics?” – Professor Floya Anthias

Venue: All meetings at the Blue Beetle, adjacent to St Mary at Finchley church, 28 Hendon Lane, N3 1TS.

Contact: Mike Walsh on 07980 602122 or [email protected]



Saturday 2 December 11:00 ‘The Lessons of GE2017′ Paul Sweeney MP

Venue: Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow

Regular local meetings

Contact: Martin Hutchinson on [email protected]



Venue: TGWU, 1 Pullman Court, Great Western Rd, Gloucester

Contact:  tba



Sunday 28 January 2018, 3 pm

Speaker: Dr Vicky Dunn

‘Grimsby Community Energy – solar PV, local ownership through a co-op model.’

Contact: Pat Holland  [email protected]  for venue and queries


Harrow and District

Monday 6 November 20:00 ‘Harrow & District Fabians AGM’ Cllr Pamela Fitzpatrick

Venue: West Harrow Labour Centre, 132 Blenheim Road, HA2 7AA.

Contact:  Gillian Travers, [email protected]



Meetings held on last Friday of each month.

Contact: Warren Davies, [email protected]



Monday 20 November ‘Local Crime and Policing’ Unmesh Desai AM

Venue: Romford Labour party, 273 South Street, Romford, RM1 2BE

See website for further details –  haveringfabians.org

Contact: David Marshall, [email protected]



Contact: Pete Redford, [email protected]



Venue: Italian Advice Centre, 124 Canonbury Road, London N1 2UT.

Contact: Adeline Au, [email protected]



Contact: John Bracken, [email protected]



Contact: Peter Broadhurst, [email protected]



Contact: David Meller, [email protected]      



Contact: James Roberts, [email protected]



Friday 24 November 19:00 – “Brexit and where do we go next?” Seb Dance MEP

Venue: Eat 16 Cafe, 89 Tarling Road, Canning Town, E16 1HN

Twitter page – @newhamfabians

Contact: Rohit K Dasgupta, [email protected]



Contact: Stephen McNair, [email protected]


North East London

Further details will be made available soon.

Contact: Nathan Ashley, [email protected]



Contact: Pat Hobson, [email protected]



Website – www.nottsfabians.org.uk or follow us on twitter @NottsFabians

Contact: Lee Garland, [email protected]



Saturday November 25 - 09:00-17:00 ‘Oxford Fabians: Regional Conference’ – Anneliese Dodds MP, Kate Green MP Quaker Meeting House, 42 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW. Tickets available here

Website -  www.oxfordfabians.org.uk

 Contact: Michael Weatherburn, [email protected]



Friday 12 January 20:00   ‘How the World of Social Media Works’ Young Fabian speaker

Friday 23 February 20:00 ’ How China supports its workers ‘labour standards’’ Professor Willy Brown (Cambridge University)

Friday 23 March 20:00 Social Care & Health’ Andrew Harrop (General Secretary Fabian Society)

Friday 13 April 20:00 ’ Protecting the Public v Civil Liberties’ Shami Chakrabarti (Shadow Attorney General)

Venue: Dragonfly Hotel, Thorpe Meadows PE3 6GA. 8pm start.

Contact: Brian Keegan, [email protected] 01733 265769



Contact: Nita Cary, [email protected]


Reading & District

Venue: Great Expectations Hotel, London Street, Reading

Contact: Tony Skuse, [email protected] 01189 785 829 / 07793 529 280



Contact: Robert Murray, [email protected] 0114 255 8341



Venue: St Andrews United Reformed Church, The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XQ

Contact: Eliot Horn, [email protected]



New society forming- if anyone is interested in helping to set up a new society in Southend, please contact Mr. John Hodgkins on 01702 334916.


South Tyneside

It was agreed at the AGM on 13 May 2016 to keep the fees at £5 per member for the coming year. Can you give them to Allan West or post them to Paul at the following address: Paul Freeman, 124 Manet Gardens, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 8LT

Contact: Paul Freeman, [email protected]



Suffolk Fabians’ meetings are open to non-members.

Contact: John Cook, [email protected] 01473 255131



Venue: Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP

Contact: Warren Weertman, [email protected]



Contact: Will Scobie, [email protected]


Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Friday 17 November 20:00 ‘NHS topic’ Dr Nicola Davis – Crabb Hall

Friday 1 December 20:00 ‘Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells Fabian Society AGM’ – 116 Farmcombe Road

Friday 19 January 20:00 ‘The case for non-selective schools’ Jo Bartley (Comprehensive Future) – 12 Broadwater Down

Contact: Martin Clay, [email protected]


Tower Hamlets

Twitter- @THFabians

Contact: Chris Weavers, [email protected] or [email protected]



Monthly supper meetings

Contact: Brian Flood, [email protected] 0191 258 3949


West Durham

See: County Durham Fabian Society



Contact: Andy Ray, [email protected] 07944 545161



Regular meetings on third or fourth Fridays at 7.45

Venue: Jacob’s Well, Off Miklegate, Central York.

Contact:  Cynthia Collier, [email protected]