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

Friday 27 October – 19:30 ‘Question Time’ Douglas Lock, Katie Taylor, Patrick Canovan & Paul Kimber

Friday 24 November - 19:30 ‘Brexit Update: The impact on the UK’ Claire Moody MEP

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

Friday 20 October - 20.00 – 21.30 ‘Cooperation in the Labour Party: could it help Labour to survive and thrive?’ – Peter Kyle MP

Friday 1 December - 20:00 – 21:30 ‘Trump One Year On: His impact at home and abroad’ - Prof Steve Burman

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 September, as busy with selection meetings.

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

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)

Saturday November 18 2017 – 12.15-14:00 ‘Further Education: Key issues and future scenarios’ Natalie Davison (principal, Bishop Auckland College)

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

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

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:  tba

 

Grimsby

Saturday 28 October 19:00 ‘Nature of the Beast – Dennis Skinner film screening & Q&A with the filmmakers’

Venue: Centre4, Wootton Road, DN33 1HE

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

Venue: Romford Labour party, 273 South Street, Romford, RM1 2BE

See website for further details –  haveringfabians.org

Contact: David Marshall, [email protected]

 

Hull

Contact: Pete Redford, [email protected]

 

Islington

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

Friday 13 October – ‘Clickbait, fake news and the MSM: British politics and the media’ Matt Zarb-Cousin

Contact: James Roberts, [email protected]

 

Newham

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 25 - 09:00-17:00 ‘Oxford Fabians: Regional Conference’ – Anneliese Dodds MP, Kate Green MP Quaker Meeting House, 42 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW. Tickets available here

Website -  www.oxfordfabians.org.uk

 Contact: Michael Weatherburn, [email protected]

 

Peterborough

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

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

Tuesday 10 October 19:30 ‘ Health Inequalities in Southampton: What can we do about them?’ – Cllr Dave Shields

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]uk

 

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]