Local Fabians


There are over 60 Local Fabian Societies across the UK, bringing Fabian debates to communities around the country.

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


Check back here for the most up to date Local Fabian Society listings


Regular meetings- for information contact Alan Scutt on 0208 304 0413 or alan.scutt@phonecoop.coop


Tuesday 3 February 2015. 7 pm: What should Labour do about Executive Pay? The discussion will be introduced by William Franklin. Priory Rooms, Bull Street, B4 6AF (off Corporation Street).    For further information email Andrew Coulson at Andrew@CoulsonBirmingham.co.uk or phone 0121 475 4615

Bournemouth & District

FRIDAY 30TH JANUARY 2015, 7.30 pm : KIM FENDLEY,  PPC North Dorset, will speak on: ‘Are Professional Politicians And The Elites Destroying The Future Of Our Democracy?’  Venue for all meetings: The Friends Meeting House, Wharncliffe Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1AH @ 7.30pm.   Contact Ian Taylor on 01202 396634 for details of meetings or email taylorbournemouth@gmail.com

Brighton & Hove

Friday 23rd January, 8.00 pm. Cameron Tait- Head of Fabian Food & Poverty Commission & ran Living Wage Commission with Archbishop of York on “Poverty & the Food System”.    Venue: The Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, (use Meeting House Lane back entrance), Brighton, BN1 1AF.   Contact: Ralph Bayley, Hon Sec, ralphfbayley@gmail.com


Contact arthur.massey@btinternet.com  or grosenberg@churchside.me.uk  or phone 0117 9693608


Details of meetings from Kimon Roussopoulos, kroussop@gmail.com

: www.cambridgefabians.org.uk

: https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeFabianSociety


Cardiff and the Vale

Details of all meetings from Jonathan Wynne Evans on 02920 594 065 or wynneevans@phonecoop.coop

Central London

Wednesday 18 February, 7.30 pm. John Newham on North Korea. Fabian Society, 61 Petty France, London SW1H 9EU.   Details of meetings from Giles Wright on 0207 227 4904, giles.wright@fabians.org.uk

Chiswick & West London

Meetings in Committee Room of Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, London W4 4JE.   Details from Alison Baker, a.m.baker@blueyonder.co.uk


Details from John Wood on 01206 212100 or woodj@madasafish.com

Cumbria and North Lancashire

Venue: Castle Green Hotel Kendal.   For information please contact Dr Robert Judson, dr.robertjudson@btinternet.com

Dartford & Gravesham

Thursday 12 February, 8.00. Patrick Diamond on ‘the Challenges for a Labour Government in 2015′. Working Mens Club, Essex Road, Dartford. Details from Deborah Stoate, deborah.stoate@fabians.org.uk


Details for meetings from Alan Jones on 01283 217140 or alan.mandh@btinternet.com

Doncaster & District

For details and information contact Kevin Rodgers on 07962 019168 or k.t.rodgers@gmail.com

East Lothian

Details of meetings from Noel Foy on 01620 824386 or noelfoy@lewisk3.plus.com



Details from Daniel Johnson, daniel@scottishfabians.org.uk



Thursday 29 January, 8 pm. AGM, followed by Michael Kitson (University of Cambridge) “Labour’s Economic Policy Options”.Meetings at Blue Beetle, Hendon Lane, N3 1TS.  Enquiries to Mike Walsh on 07980 602122, mike.walsh44@ntlworld.com


Regular local meetings. Contact Martin Hutchinson on mail@liathach.net


Regular meetings at TGWU, 1 Pullman Court, Great Western Rd, Gloucester. Details from Malcolm Perry at malcolmperry3@btinternet.com



Details from Pat Holland – hollandpat@hotmail.com

Harrow and District

Tuesday 27th January, 7.45 for 8 pm. Michael Borio on Health and Social Care Reform. Meetings at West Harrow Labour Centre, 132 Blenheim Road, HA2 7AA.  Details from Marilyn Devine on 0208 424 9034

Hastings & Rye

Meetings held on last Friday of each month. Please contact Jean Webb, 59a Linton Road, Hastings, TN34 1TN


For details of all meetings email  David Marshall david.c.marshall.t21@btinternet.com   tel 01708 441189. For latest information see the website: http://haveringfabians.org.uk

Hornsey and Wood Green



 Contact John Clarke, islingtonfabians@hotmail.co.uk


For information on Leeds Fabians contact John Bracken at leedsfabians@gmail.com



Please contact Rosie Clayton for more information, mcrfabs@gmail.com  or go to Facebook www.facebook.com/ManchesterFabians    Twitter @MCR_Fab


For further information please contact Hetty Wood at hettyjay@gmail.com


Milton Keynes



For details and booking contact Pat Hobson at pat.hobson@hotmail.com


Contact Dave Brede on davidbrede@yahoo.com

North Staffordshire


Contact Andreas Paterson – andreas@headswitch.co.uk


For information on meetings please contact Lee Garland






Details from Michael Weatherburn, OxfordFabians@gmail.com


All meetings at the Quality Hotel, Thorpe Meadows, Commencing at 8 pm.   Details from Brian Keegan on 01733 265769, email brian@briankeegan.demon.co.uk


Wednesday 28 January, 7.30 pm: Rod Edwards, chair of the Portsmouth Society, on key developments affecting the city’s environment and his work on the Shaping the Future of Portsmouth project. All events at 7.30 pm Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road.  Contact David Wardle : email david.wardle@waitrose.com

Reading & District

For details please contact Tony Skuse:

Telephone: 01189785829  /07793529280 e-mail: tonyskuse2000@yahoo.co.uk


Details and information from Robert Murray on 0114 255 8341 or email robertljmurray@hotmail.com

South East London

Wednesday 18 February 2015, 8 pm. Stephen Beer, senior fund manager and author of Fabian pamphlet ‘The Credibility Deficit’, will be giving his assessment of the current economic situation facing the UK and where the parties’ stand on economic credibility as the General Election approaches.   All meetings will be held  in room 1 in Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton. For details of meetings, contact Cllr Sally Prentice, email sally.prentice@btinternet.com

South West London

Information from Tony Eades at tonyeades@hotmail.co.uk


Meetings at St Andrews United Reform Church, The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XQ,   Entry to the Church is via the glass doors at the front of the building.   Contact:  Eliot Horn, eliot.horn@btinternet.com 

South Tyneside

For more information please contact Paul Freeman on 0191 5367 633 or at freemanpsmb@blueyonder.co.uk


 Thursday 22 January, 7.30 pm. Miles Hubbard – The time has come for a Living Wage. Venue: Unite the Union Office, Grimwade Street, Ipswich.    Details from John Cook on 01473 255131, email contact@ipswich-labour.org.uk


Meetings at Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral.   Details from Robert Park on 01483 422253, robert.park.woodroad@gmail.com

Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Contact John Champneys on 01892 523429.


Tower Hamlets

Regular meetings. Contact: Chris Weavers. chris-weavers@hotmail.com  or towerhamletsfabiansociety@googlemail.com

Twitter – @THFabians


Monthly supper meetings, details from Brian Flood on 0191 258 3949


Meetings at: 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN.  Details  from Ben Ferrett on ben_ferrett@hotmail.com


West Durham

Meets normally on the last Saturday of alternate months at the Joiners Arms, Hunwick between 12.15 and 2.00pm – light lunch £3.00

Contact the Secretary Cllr Professor Alan Townsend, 62A Low Willington, Crook, Durham DL15 OBG 01388 746479  Alan.Townsend@dur.ac.uk


Contact Andy Ray on 07944 545161 or andyray@blueyonder.co.uk


Regular meetings on third or fourth Fridays at 7.45 at Jacob’s Well, Off Miklegate, York. Details from Steve Burton on steve.burton688@mod.uk