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
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
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
No meeting in July
Contact: Giles Wright, [email protected] 0207 227 4904
Chiswick & West London
Fabians in South West London are very welcome to attend – as are all Fabian members.
Venue: Committee Room, (just inside the main entrance) Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick W4 2EH.
Contact: Alison Baker, [email protected]
Saturday September 16 - 14:00-17:00 ‘Summer Garden Party’
Thursday September 21 - 19:00-21:00 ‘The Bus Bill and Railway Campaigning’ Lianna Etkind (Campaign for Better Transport)
Thursday October 19 – 19:00-21:00 ‘Labour as I see it’ Polly Billington (director, UK100 & former Labour advisor)
Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF. 7.00 pm for 7.30 start.
Contact: Maurice Austin, [email protected]
(formerly West Durham Fabian Society)
Friday September 15th 2017, (12.15 for 12.30) ’The Durham County Plan so far’ Discussion led by expert members prior to the next consultation
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
Wednesday 9 August 20:00 – ‘Britain in the World’ – Mike Gapes MP (Ilford South)
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]
Contact: Noel Foy,[email protected] 01620 824 386 or
Monday September 25th: “Land Value Taxation” – Heather & Dave Wetzel
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]
Regular local meetings
Contact: Martin Hutchinson on [email protected]
Venue: TGWU, 1 Pullman Court, Great Western Rd, Gloucester
Contact: Malcolm Perry, [email protected]
Sunday 17 September 15.00 ‘The Future Shape of Health and Social care in N.E. Lincolnshire’ Cllr Ray Oxby (Council Leader for N.E. Lincolnshire)
Venue: 112 Cleethorpes Road (Labour Party H.Q.)
Contact: Pat Holland, [email protected]
Harrow and District
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]
Thursday September 12 - 19:30 ‘Prison Reform’ Sara Hyde (Vice-Chair, FWN)
Wednesday October 4 - 20:00 ‘Being an Effective Opposition’ Cllr Vince Maple (leader, Labour Group – Medway Council)
Venue: Romford Labour party, 273 South Street, Romford, RM1 2BE
See website for further details. www.haveringfabians.org.uk
Contact: David Marshall, [email protected]
Contact: Pete Redford, [email protected]
Thursday 21 September 20:00 – ‘What’s the immediate future for the Labour Party, any lesson learnt?” – Emily Thornberry MP (Islington South & shadow foreign secretary)
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]
Wednesday September 20 - 19.00-21.00 ‘Grenfell Tower: The anatomy of a disaster and the future of social housing in London’ Tom Copley AM
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]
Wednesday October 18 - 18.00-20:45 ‘Rethinking Poverty book launch’ Barry Knight (Director of the Webb Memorial Trust and author of Rethinking Poverty) – Ruskin College, Dunstan Road, Oxford OX3 9BZ.
Saturday November 5 - 09:00-17:00 ‘Oxford Fabians: Regional Conference’ – Quaker Meeting House, 42 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW
Website - www.oxfordfabians.org.uk
Contact: Michael Weatherburn, [email protected]
Friday September 8 - 20:00 ‘BREXIT’ Alex Mayer MEP
Friday October 6 – 20:00 ‘My Hopes for Peterborough’ Fiona Onasanya MP
Friday November 10 - 20:00 ‘Integration vs Multiculturalism’ Cllr Mathew Mahabadi
Venue: Dragonfly Hotel, Thorpe Meadows PE3 6GA. 8pm start.
Contact: Brian Keegan, [email protected] 01733 265769
Contact: Nita Cary, [email protected]
Reading & District
Monday 21 August – 20:00 ‘Discussion meeting’
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.
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
Contact: Martin Clay, [email protected]
Monthly supper meetings
Contact: Brian Flood, [email protected] 0191 258 3949
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]