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.

 

Birmingham

Contact: L J Davies at [email protected] .

 

Bournemouth & District

Friday 24 February, 7.30 pm.

Nigel Costley, TUC Regional Director,  on Why we need strong Trade Unions.

Friends Meeting House.

Come to a play at the Lighthouse in Poole on

Wednesday 1st February 2017 , entitled

‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ by Neil Gore. It’s about the 1930s famous speedway and wall of death star, Clem ‘Dare Devil’ Beckett. He fought for better wages in his sport and joined the International Brigade to help the people of Spain fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

(Box office: 01202 280000 https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/whats-on)

Scheduled Speakers for 2017 will include Louise Ellman MP (Chair House of Commons Transport Committee, Chair Labour Jewish Movement), the Rt. Hon.Baroness Jan Royall, (former Leader of the House of Lords), the Rt. Hon. Baroness Glenys Thornton (Shadow Equalities Minister in the House of Lords).

All regular meetings are held on the last Friday of each month at the Friends Meeting House, Wharncliffe Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth at 7.30 pm.

Further details from Ian A. Taylor at [email protected]  - membership costs £12.00 per year. Bournemouth Fabian Society is the town’s oldest political organisation and will celebrate its 125th birthday in 2017.

 

Brighton & Hove

FRIDAY 20th January 8:00pm

Baroness Doreen Massey -   Labour Member, House of Lords  

“Social Mobility – An Impossible Challenge?”

FRIDAY 24th February 8:00pm

Dr Sonya Baksi – Consultant Community Paediatrician (retired)

“The Critical State of the National Health Service”

Meeting venue: Brighton Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street (use Meeting House Lane back entrance) BN1 1AF.

Contact: Ralph Bayley - [email protected]‘ for more information.

 

Bristol

Contact: [email protected] or phone 01179 693 608

Or Arthur Massey on 0117 969 3607

 

Cardiff and the Vale

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

 

Central London

No meeting in January – busy with New Year Conference.

Contact: Giles Wright on 0207 227 4904, [email protected]

 

Chiswick & West London

Regular meetings at Committee Room, Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4 4JN.  Fabians in South West London are very welcome to attend – as are all Fabian members.

Further details: Alison Baker: [email protected]

 

Colchester

Thurs 26 January, Hexagonal Rm – “Labour and Rural Britain” – Councillor Sally Prentice, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and the Olympics, Fabian NEC local group rep. and prolific pamphleteer.
Thurs 9 February, Parnell Room – Simon Price, an economist and Professor of Finance at Essex Business School will talk on why the supposed need for austerity was a fiction, &/or just a general talk about the (awful) state of the macro economy and the problems we face; not that we fully understand everything!
Thursday 30th March Parnell Room – Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (former Gen. Secretary of the Fabians)
Thursday 18th May, Parnell Room - AGM
Thursday 29th June, Parnell Room – Alex Mayer MEP (East of England)

All meetings at 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)

Contact: Alan Townsend, Secretary, County Durham Fabians Society, 01388 746 479 [email protected]

 

Croydon and Sutton

Contact: For more information on joining this new society, get in touch with Paul Waddell  [email protected]

 

Cumbria and North Lancashire

Contact: Robin Cope, [email protected]

 

Dartford & Gravesham

Contact: Deborah Stoate, [email protected]

 

Derby

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

 

Doncaster & District

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

 

East Lothian

Monday 23rd January at 19:30 in the Council Chamber, Haddington Town House, High Street, Haddington. EH41 3ED

“Together lets ban on shore fraking in Scotland” with Claudia Beamish MSP

Contact: Noel Foy 01620 824 [email protected]

 

Finchley

Regular meetings

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

Regular meetings at TGWU, 1 Pullman Court, Great Western Rd, Gloucester.

Contact: Malcolm Perry at [email protected]

 

 

Grimsby

Sunday 29th January at 3pm – Discussion: “Labour at the Crossroads” based on the Fabian reports ‘Labour’s Identity Crisis’ and ‘Stuck’.

Contact: Pat Holland – [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

Harrow and District

Meetings held at West Harrow Labour Centre, 132 Blenheim Road, HA2 7AA.

Wednesday 25th January at 19:45 – West Harrow Labour Centre (Cllr Sue Anderson will be speaking on Srebrenica)

Contact:  Gillian Travers at [email protected]

 

Hastings

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

 

Havering

       Monday January 23rd @ 7.30 pm in Hornchurch Public Library ( Classroom 1 ).

 

       Friday February 17th @ 7.30 pm in Fairkytes Arts Centre ( Main Room ).

 

See  website for further details. www.haveringfabians.org.uk

Contact: David Marshall, [email protected]

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Hull

Contact: [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

Islington

Islington Fabian Society is being relaunched. Contact Adeline Au, at [email protected]

 

Leeds

Contact: John Bracken at [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

Leicester

Contact: Peter Broadhurst on [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

Manchester

Greater Manchester Fabian Society has been relaunched. 

Speed Networking and Greater Manchester Devolution Event with Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP [email protected], Salford – 30 January 2016. Register for a ticket by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=31038772805.

Details from David Meller, [email protected]     

 

Merseyside

Contact: James Roberts for further information at [email protected]

 

Newham

Contact:

Further details from Rohit K Dasgupta, Secretary, Newham Fabians at [email protected]

new twitter page- @newhamfabians

 

 

Norfolk

Contact: Stephen McNair on [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

North East London

Contact: Nathan Ashley, [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

Northumbria

Contact: Pat Hobson at [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

Nottinghamshire

Contact: For information on meetings please contact Lee Garland [email protected]or got to www.nottsfabians.org.uk or follow us on twitter @NottsFabians

 

Oxford

20 Jan:  http://oxfordfabians.org.uk/upcoming-public-events/20-january-2017-clement-attlee-memorial-lecture/

  22 Feb:  http://oxfordfabians.org.uk/upcoming-public-events/22-february-2017-identity-and-british-politics/

Contact: Details from Michael Weatherburn

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.oxfordfabians.org.uk

 

Peterborough

All meetings at the Dragonfly Hotel, Thorpe Meadows PE3 6GA. 8pm start.

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

 

Portsmouth

Contact: Nita Cary, [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

Reading & District

Contact: For details please contact Tony Skuse: Telephone: 01189 785 829 / 07793 529 280 e-mail: [email protected]

 

Sheffield

Contact: Robert Murray on 0114 255 8341 or email [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

South East London

Meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9pm in the Naisbet Room in Stockwell Community Centre.  Members are asked to arrive for 7pm so we can make a prompt start at 7.15pm.

The Stockwell Community Centre is located immediately behind Stockwell Tube Station (turn right as you come out of the tube station and then very quickly turn to your left and you will see the community building).

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Patrick Diamond, senior lecturer in Public Policy Queen Mary University of London and co-chair of Policy Network, and a former senior advisor to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, will talk about his new book ‘The Crosland Legacy – The future of British Social Democracy’.

Contact: Sally Prentice,[email protected]   for more information on this society.

 

Southampton

Contact: Eliot Horn, [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

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 on [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

Suffolk

Contact: John Cook on 01473 255131, email [email protected] for more information on this society.

Suffolk Fabians’ meetings are open to non-members.

 

Surrey

Monthly meetings: Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP.

Contact: Warren Weertman via [email protected] for more information.

 

Thanet

New society forming. Details from Will Scobie on [email protected]

 

Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells

Contact: Martin Clay  at [email protected] .

 

Tower Hamlets

Regular meetings. Contact: Chris Weavers on [email protected] or [email protected] Twitter- @THFabians

 

Tynemouth

Monthly supper meetings, details from Brian Flood on 0191 258 3949. email: [email protected]

 

 

West Durham

See: County Durham Fabian Society.

 

Wimbledon

Contact: Andy Ray on 07944 545161 or [email protected] for more information on this society.

 

York

Regular meetings on third or fourth Fridays at 7.45 at Jacob’s Well, Off Miklegate, York.

Contact: Steve Burton [email protected]