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


Regular meetings- for information contact Alan Scutt on 0208 304 0413 or [email protected]


Monday 9th November at 6.45pm: “Good Times, Bad Times: Why we all need the welfare state – and to pay for it” with speaker Professor John Hill of the London School of Economics, advisor to the Labour party. Location in central Birmingham to be announced. For further information email Andrew Coulson at [email protected] or phone 0121 475 4615

Bournemouth & District

Sunday 1st November: Bournemouth & District Fabian Society will be supporting a local production of Red Flag over Bermondsey, which tells the story of Ada Salter – a true radical, socialist, Fabian, republican, Quaker, pacifist, environmentalist, trade unionist and campaigner for human rights. With her husband Dr Alfred Salter MP, she dedicated her life to the people of Bemondsey.  Bookings strictly in advance (limited seats) and full details plus booking form from Ian A. Taylor – email: [email protected], or write to Ian A. Taylor, 71 Shaftesbury Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8SU. Venue for regular meetings: The Friends Meeting House, Wharncliffe Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1AH. Contact Ian Taylor on 01202 396634 for details of meetings or email [email protected] 


Saturday 14 November. 10.00 – 4.00 Miramar Hotel Bournemouth.

”A New Beginning? Labour’s Way Forward’


 Speakers include

Emily Thornberry MP

Lord Roger Liddle

John Mann MP

Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Clare Moody MEP

Cllr Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council

Dr Howard Stoate

Rev. Dr. Christopher Steed

Reema Patel

Rowenna Davis

Andrew Harrop


 Tickets are £26 and include coffee, lunch and afternoon tea


Tickets from the website, from Deborah Stoate – [email protected] or from Ian Taylor 01202396634, 71 Shaftesbury Road, Queens Park, Bournemouth BH8 8SU




Brighton & Hove

Friday 6 November, 8:00pm. “Does Local Government in Britain have a Future?” Lord Jeremy Beecham – Labour NEC member, Newcastle City Councillor, former Chair of Labour Party, AMA & LGA. 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

Wednesday 21 October, 7.30 pm. Keir Starmer MP on Human Rights. Venue: Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LA. Joint meeting with Holborn & Covent Garden branch Labour Party. All welcome, no need to book. Details of meetings from Giles Wright on 0207 227 4904, [email protected]

Chiswick & West London

The next meeting will be held on October 29th at 8pm in the Committee Room, Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick W4 2EH.The speaker will be Izzie Hatfield who is a researcher at the Institute for Public Policy Research. Our next meeting will be December 3rd with Lord Roger Liddle on Europe. For more details, contact Alison Baker, [email protected].


Thursday 22 October, 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Andrew Harrop, Gen Sec, Fabian Society, on Politics of the Left. Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church St, Colchester CO1 1NF.  Details from Maurice Austin, [email protected]

Croydon and Sutton

Tuesday 3 November, 7.30 pm: Inaugural meeting, with Andrew Harrop, general secretary of the Fabian Society. Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon. For more information on joining this new society, get in touch with Matthew Doyle – [email protected] , 07951 670820. 

Cumbria and North Lancashire

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

Dartford & Gravesham

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

Details of meetings from Noel Foy on 01620 824386 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

Monday 19th October, 7.45 for 8.00 pm. Seb Dance MEP on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).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


Councillor Naushabah Khan will visit on Tuesday 3rd November at 7.30 pm,  in Saffron House.   Wes Streeting MP will be joining the AGM on Friday 5th February at 8.pm, in Billet Studio.  More details of these events and others will be posted on the website: http://haveringfabians.org.uk   Email David Marshall [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



 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]


Details from Brian Keegan on 01733 265769, email [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

All meetings will be held  in room 1 in Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton. For details of meetings, contact Marilyn Evers, [email protected]

South West London

Details from Tony Eades at [email protected]


Tuesday 13th October, 7.30 pm. “Solid Ground and Shifting Sands: Israel and the Middle East” – A discussion led by Matt Godwin. 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] 

South Tyneside

For information please contact Paul Freeman on 0191 5367 633 or at [email protected]


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


Sunday 25 October, 3.00. Dr. Kostis Karpozilos, Columbia University, talking on the inability of the Greek Left to offer a tangible economic alternative for the Greek people. Education Centre, Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, GU2 7UP.   Details from Warren Weertman, [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]


Friday 25th September at 7.45pm at Jacobs Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate, Central York.Regular meetings on third or fourth Fridays at 7.45 at Jacob’s Well, Off Miklegate, York. Details from Steve Burton on [email protected]