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.



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


Discussion on Mondragon worker co-operatives - our treasurer, William Franklin, has visited the Mondragon co-operatives in the hills of the Basque region in Spain. There is much we can learn from their experiences. If you’re interested, come along to Ludlow CLP on Saturday 28th November, 10.30am, in Bridgnorth Community Centre, WV15 3BB.


Why are more black, Asian and minority ethnic voters moving towards the centre-right? And how can Labour re-energise and revitalise support with these lost voters? Thursday 3rd December between 6.30-8pm, Carrs Lane, Conference Centre, B4 7SX. Speakers include Conservative councillor Binita Mehta, Senior Lecturer in Politics Dr. Maria Sobolewska, and a Labour representative. The panel will be followed by a Q&A discussion. For more information, contact Tarek Hussain at [email protected] or Pouneh Ahari at [email protected].

High speed rail – the cheaper and more popular alternative to HS2 Saturday 5th December, 2.30-4.30pm, Priory Rooms, Bull Street, B4 6AF. Speakers include Colin Eliff, principal engineer at Highspeed UK, and others.

For further information email Andrew Coulson on [email protected] or phone 0121 475 4615.

Bournemouth & District

Information from Ian Taylor [email protected]  01202396634


Brighton & Hove

Meetings at Brighton Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street (use Meeting House Lane back entrance) BN1 1AF. For more information about Brighton Fabians, contact: Ralph Bayley, Hon Sec, [email protected]


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





Cardiff and the Vale

Details of all meetings from Jonathan Wynne Evans on 02920 594 065 or [email protected]

Central London

Details of meetings from Giles Wright on 0207 227 4904, [email protected]

Chiswick & West London

Our next meeting will be on December 3rd, 8pm in  the Council Chamber, Chiswick Town Hall, with Lord Roger Liddle talking on “Britain’s Europe Dilemma: Will Cameron’s referendum solve it?” Please come along and please bring friends/colleagues who might be interested. We will also hold a brief AGM following the meeting. Our first meeting on 2016 will be held on February Feb 25th, and the  speaker will be Yasmine Ahmed, Director, Rights Watch (UK)For more details, contact Alison Baker, [email protected]


More details from Maurice Austin, [email protected]

Croydon and Sutton

Tuesday 1st December, 7.30 pm – business meeting to appoint new officers for this new local society and agree a constitution. Ruskin House, Croydon

For more information on joining this new society, get in touch with Matthew Doyle – [email protected] , 07951 670820 – or find them (and event listings) on Facebook here.

Cumbria and North Lancashire

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

Dartford & Gravesham

Further 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

The next John P Mackintosh Lecture will take place on Thursday 3rd December. This will be given by the distinguished journalist and writer Fergal Keane OBE. The lecture will take place at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington at 7.30 pm (doors open at 7 pm). This is an open Lecture and all are welcome especially East Lothian Fabian Society members.The next East Lothian Fabian Society meeting will take place on the following Thursday, the 10th, at 7.30 pm in the Buffet Room, the Town House, Haddington. Our special guest speaker will be David Martin MEP and his topic is ‘Current Issues Facing Europe’. As it is our last meeting of the year and with Christmas fast approaching, mince pies, mulled wine and cordial will be on offer.Further details from Noel Foy on 01620 824 386 or [email protected]



Details from Daniel Johnson, [email protected] 


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


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

Meetings at West Harrow Labour Centre, 132 Blenheim Road, HA2 7AA.  Details from Marilyn Devine on 0208 424 9034


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


There will not be a December meeting of the Havering Fabian Society. Our next meeting will be in January, date TBC. Wes Streeting MP will be joining the AGM on Friday 5th February at 8.pm, in Billet Studio. There are three December events going on elsewhere to come along to, though: Monday 7th December.

Hornchurch & Upminster Labour Party are having a Christmas Curry @ Masala Grill in St. Mary’s Lane Upminster @ 7.30 pm. £ 15 per head buffet & chance to mingle ! Contact [email protected]

Romford Labour Party have a fundraiser @ Mangal Meze Turkish Restaurant in South St. Romford with Lord Gasman as guest speaker. £ 20 per-head. Contact ([email protected])
Wednesday 9th December

Dagenham & Rainham Labour Party have a fundraising meal with David Lammy MP & Jon Cruddas MP as guests.

More details of these events and others will be posted on the website, or you can email David Marshall on [email protected] (tel. 01708 441189) if you have any questions. 

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 James Roberts at [email protected]



Milton Keynes



 Tuesday 15 December. The Mayor of Newham, Robin Wales, will be speaking on the future of local government post the CSR.  Details from Unmesh Desai, [email protected]


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], or you can visit the Oxford Fabians website here. They can be found on Twitter here, and Facebook here. 



Details from Brian Keegan on 01733 265769, email [email protected]


 Contact:  Nita Cary, [email protected]

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

Please note that our meeting venue has changed (Lambeth Town Hall is closed for refurbishment) to Kennington Park Community Centre, which is 2 minutes walk from Oval Tube Station.. For details of meetings, contact Marilyn Evers, [email protected]

South West London

Details from Tony Eades at [email protected]


 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. Details:  Eliot Horn, [email protected] 


Southend on Sea

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

The next meeting will feature Earnest Gibson telling us about his year as Mayor and the charities that benefited. For information please contact Paul Freeman on 0191 5367 633 or at [email protected]


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


Monthly meetings at Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP.   Details from Warren Weertman, [email protected]


New society forming. Details from Will Scobie, [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]
Satuurday 28 November at 10.30am
Ludlow Constituency Labour Party (in Bridgnorth Community Centre) Bridgenorth, WV15 3BBSpeaker: William Franklin
William Franklin, our Treasurer, has visited the Mondragon co­operatives, in the hills of the Basque Country in Spain. There is much that we can learn from their experiences. If you are interested, and can get to Bridgnorth, please come.