Family and Kinship in East London revisited

Jon Lawrence

As well as being the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report, 2017 also marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Family and Kinship in East London, Michael Young and Peter Willmott’s classic account of working-class community in post-war Bethnal Green. Writing as passionate small state socialists, Young and Willmott sought to celebrate the vibrancy…


Book review: In a new land

Claire Sewell

Lovers And Strangers: An Immigrant History Of Post-War Britain by Clair Wills, Allen Lane, £25 “That young man in the double-breasted suit and snapbrim trilby, grasping the handrail of the ship at Tilbury Dock, those girls in their crisp summer dresses…” It’s an image emblematic of an era of post-war migration: men and women from…

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Shaw and the sun

Tania Woloshyn

Founding Fabian George Bernard Shaw could often be found soaking up the rays in his rotating shed, writes Tania Woloshyn Image: Wellcome Collection Of all the images you may have come across of the illustrious Fabian, Nobel laureate and famous playwright, George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), I doubt you’re familiar with this one. With all the…


Fabian Gala Dinner 2013

National Liberal Club, Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court London SW1A 2EJ

Come and join the Fabians at our annual Gala Dinner as we raise essential funds that allow us to continue our work. This year's Gala Dinner in association with TUFM will take place in the National Liberal Club...

Beatrice Webb

Saying goodbye to Dartmouth Street

11 Dartmouth Street, London, SW1H 9BN

Come and join us at Number 11 Dartmouth Street for an informal goodbye to the home of the Fabian Society for over 80 years. We'll be joined by former General Secretaries, Executive Committee members and Fabians for an...


Beveridge Lecture Series 2012/13: Liam Byrne MP

Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

The Fabian Society is delighted to partner on this event with Toynbee Hall. On December 1 1941 the Beveridge Report set out the makings of the welfare state – and since then Britain has changed dramatically. Exactly 70 years on,...

Raised hands

Fabian AGM 2012

Conference Hall, Mary Sumner House (Mother’s Union), 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB.

Labour’s Public Face: How voters feel about the people’s party...


2030 Vision

Future Spending Choices Commission