Local Fabians


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

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.  For the most of this year they had been concentrating on the General Election campaign, but they will now be resuming their meetings.


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 [email protected]


Meetings at  Priory Rooms, Bull Street, B4 6AF (off Corporation Street).    For further information email Andrew Coulson at [email protected] or phone 0121 475 4615

Bournemouth & District

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 [email protected]

Brighton & Hove

FRIDAY 29 May 7:30pm. 72nd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. The AGM will be followed at 8:00pm by Sir Richard Jolly – former Assistant Secretary General in the UN, in UNICEF and UNDP on “Strengthening the UN for the 21st Century”.     Meetings at Brighton Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street (use Meeting House Lane back entrance) BN1 1AF.       Contact: Ralph Bayley, Hon Sec, [email protected]


Contact [email protected]  or [email protected]  or phone 0117 9693608


Details of meetings from Kimon Roussopoulos, [email protected]

: 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 [email protected]

Central London

Wednesday 20 May, 7.30 pm.  Baroness Glenys Thornton on  “The future for Labour”.  Fabian Society, 61 Petty France, SW1H 9EU.  Nearest tube: St James’s Park. Glenys Thornton is Shadow Equalities Minister in the House of Lords, and former General Secretary of the Fabian Society..  Details of meetings from Giles Wright on 0207 227 4904, [email protected]

Chiswick & West London

Meetings in Committee Room of Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, London W4 4JE.   Details from Alison Baker, [email protected]


Thursday 28th May, 7.15 pm. AGM plus talk by Stewart Lansley on “Divided Britain, and How to tackle it”. Friends Meeting House, Colchester.  Details from John Wood on 01206 212100 or [email protected]

Cumbria and North Lancashire

Venue: Castle Green Hotel Kendal.   For information please contact Robin Cope, [email protected]

Dartford & Gravesham

Details from Deborah Stoate, [email protected]


Details for meetings from Alan Jones on 01283 217140 or [email protected]

Doncaster & District

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

East Lothian

Wednesday, 20 May, 7.30 pm. We will be showing the film ‘Pride’ at the Trinity Centre, Haddington.  Details of meetings from Noel Foy on 01620 824386 or [email protected]



Details from Daniel Johnson, [email protected]



Enquiries to Mike Walsh on 07980 602122, [email protected]


Foundations for Change – a half day Scottish Fabian Conference  -  Saturday 30th May, STUC, Glasgow..

We are delighted that Jim Murphy will be giving the keynote address and Kezia Dugdale will be leading one of the plenary sessions. We also have speakers lined up from key NGOs, trade unions and other thought leaders giving an excellent forum to discuss the change Scottish Labour should seek to effect and how it should do it.

For more information or to buy your tickets, please go to our website using this link



Regular local meetings. Contact Martin Hutchinson on [email protected]


Regular meetings at TGWU, 1 Pullman Court, Great Western Rd, Gloucester. Details from Malcolm Perry at [email protected]



Details from Pat Holland – [email protected]

Harrow and District

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Thursday 28th May, 7.45 for 8 p.m. start. 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


Tuesday 19th May, 7.30 pm. Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow West. Venue: Hornchurch Public Library, Classroom 1, 44 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1TB.  For details of all meetings email  David Marshall [email protected]   tel 01708 441189. For latest information see the website: http://haveringfabians.org.uk

Hornsey and Wood Green



For information, contact Ed Rennie at  [email protected]


For information on Leeds Fabians contact John Bracken at [email protected]



Please contact Rosie Clayton for more information, [email protected]  or go to Facebook www.facebook.com/ManchesterFabians    Twitter @MCR_Fab


For further information please contact Hetty Wood at [email protected]


Milton Keynes



For details and booking contact Pat Hobson at [email protected]


Contact Dave Brede on [email protected]

North Staffordshire


Contact Andreas Paterson – [email protected]


For information on meetings please contact Lee Garland

[email protected]





Details from Michael Weatherburn, [email protected]


All meetings at the Quality Hotel, Thorpe Meadows, Commencing at 8 pm.   Details from Brian Keegan on 01733 265769, email [email protected]


All events at 7.30 pm Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road.  Contact David Wardle : email [email protected] 02392812012

Reading & District

For details please contact Tony Skuse:

Telephone: 01189785829  /07793529280 e-mail: [email protected]


Details and information from Robert Murray on 0114 255 8341 or email [email protected]

South East London

All meetings will be held  in room 1 in Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton. For details of meetings, contact Cllr Sally Prentice, email [email protected]

South West London

Details from Tony Eades at [email protected]


 Meetings at St Andrews United Reform Church, The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XQ.  Contact:  Eliot Horn, [email protected] 

South Tyneside

No meeting in May.  The next meeting will be on 8 June – details to follow. .For more information please contact Paul Freeman on 0191 5367 633 or at [email protected]


Details from John Cook on 01473 255131, email [email protected]


Meetings at Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral.   Details from Robert Park on 01483 422253, [email protected]

Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Contact John Champneys on 01892 523429.


Tower Hamlets

Regular meetings. Contact: Chris Weavers. [email protected]  or [email protected]

Twitter – @THFabians


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


Meetings at: 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN.  Details  from Steven Birkett, [email protected]     .


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  [email protected]


Contact Andy Ray on 07944 545161 or [email protected]


Regular meetings on third or fourth Fridays at 7.45 at Jacob’s Well, Off Miklegate, York. Details from Steve Burton on [email protected]