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.

 

Birmingham

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]

 

Bristol

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

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]

 

Colchester

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]

 

County Durham

(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]

 

East Lothian

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

 

Finchley

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]

 

Glasgow

Regular local meetings

Contact: Martin Hutchinson on [email protected]

 

Gloucester

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

Contact: Malcolm Perry, [email protected]

 

Grimsby

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]

 

Hastings

Meetings held on last Friday of each month.

Contact: Warren Davies, [email protected]

 

Havering

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]

 

Hull

Contact: Pete Redford, [email protected]

 

Islington

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]

 

Leeds

Contact: John Bracken, [email protected]

 

Leicester

Contact: Peter Broadhurst, [email protected]

 

Manchester

Contact: David Meller, [email protected]      

 

Merseyside

Contact: James Roberts, [email protected]

 

Newham

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]

 

Norfolk

Contact: Stephen McNair, [email protected]

 

North East London

Further details will be made available soon.

Contact: Nathan Ashley, [email protected]

 

Northumbria

Contact: Pat Hobson, [email protected]

 

Nottinghamshire

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

Contact: Lee Garland, [email protected]

 

Oxford

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]

 

Peterborough

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

 

Portsmouth

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

 

Sheffield

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

 

Southampton

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

Contact: 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

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

Suffolk Fabians’ meetings are open to non-members.

Contact: John Cook, [email protected] 01473 255131

 

Surrey

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

Contact: Warren Weertman, [email protected]

 

Thanet

Contact: Will Scobie, [email protected]

 

Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Contact: Martin Clay, [email protected]

 

Tower Hamlets

Twitter- @THFabians

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

 

Tynemouth

Monthly supper meetings

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

 

West Durham

See: County Durham Fabian Society

 

Wimbledon

Contact: Andy Ray, [email protected] 07944 545161

 

York

Regular meetings on third or fourth Fridays at 7.45

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

Contact:  Cynthia Collier, [email protected]