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  • All On Board

    Wednesday, 09 July 2014

    This is our vision for public rail. We want a railway system that works, is efficient, affordable and good for the planet. But we also want stations and trains that make us feel good about ourselves, our fellow passengers, those who build it and run it and our country as a whole. We need a...

  • We have been very busy over the last year conducting interviews, having seminars with students and experts as well as holding national and local events to get to the bottom of the question: How do we build a more equal and democratic model of education? We're pleased to present the interim...

  • Compass Annual Review

    Wednesday, 04 June 2014

    This is our Annual Review of the year 2013-2014, including highlights of  our events, campaigns and everything else we have been up to in this past year.  Click the link below to download it.

  • A Different Europe

    Friday, 09 May 2014

    This is a critical time for the future of the European Union and the U.K’s relationship with it. At this year’s European parliamentary elections and beyond it is vital that progressives offer a genuine alternative based on the principles of environmentalism and social justice. This short...

  • Compass Constitution

    Tuesday, 06 May 2014

    To read the most up to date Compass Constitution click download below.

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How would a Good Society look and feel? And how do we move towards it? Read our blog, comment, share and get involved in the debate

  • Community Development in Health

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014

    We all know it: our friends, colleagues and family make a huge difference to our lives. They can help us in bad times and celebrate in good. They can help us practically, emotionally as well as challenge when needed.

    And the evidence confirms and extends what we feel. These face to face social...

  • Melting into a puddle in a boiling hot office, it’s easy to forget the winter, and the fact that every year thousands of people die from living in cold homes. But they do, and it’s a national scandal. Millions more can’t afford to keep their homes warm, and suffer not only from the cold,...

  • Sustainability for all

    Friday, 18 July 2014

    Popularising calls for action on climate change is essential if we are to force governments to act. 

    For too long it has been seen as a fringe issue promoted by sandal-wearing, bicycle-riding Guardian readers.  That has got to change because this is the most important issue ever faced by...

  • Education Inquiry - Over to you

    Thursday, 10 July 2014

    We have been very busy over the last year conducting interviews, having seminars with students and experts as well as holding national and local events to get to the bottom of the question: How do we build a more equal and democratic model of education? Thank you to everyone who has taken part...

  • As David Robinson argued on this blog last year, the London Mayoralty is an idiosyncratic institution that gives us an unparalleled opportunity to road-test the new kind of politics that Compass and others are calling for.

    Wielding the UK’s largest democratic mandate but with little formal...

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Taking action where you are to make a Good Society a reality

  • New Education Campaign

    Thursday, 18 July 2013

    We have recently launched our education inquiry, in which we want to explore the importance of education both in the past, present and how it is building and developing for the future. As education is the most important thing a society can provide, we want to view a new model of education,...

  • We know the state can do great things - just recently the NHS was voted the world's best healthcare system. However with increased privatisation, an ageing population, the election looming and new models of services like relational welfare- we have to really think about a modern and...

  • Compass Taunton Meeting

    Saturday, 12 July 2014

    Compass Taunton third meeting is a chance for local people to have a chat about recent issues such as the European and Council elections and to get feedback from the Compass Gathering (AGM) for anyone not able to make it.

    WhenSaturday, July 12th 10.00am- 11.30am

    Where:  The Cosy Club (

  • UK economic policy needs to serve its different regions, deliver social justice, and operate within environmental limits. In the run up to the 2015 elections, how can we challenge London-centric political debate and set an agenda for achieving this in the West Midlands?

    This participatory event...

  • Compass in Newham, in partnership with Newham Fabians, is delighted to announce our latest event:

    Women and Power in Europe

    When: Tuesday June 24th, starting 7.30pm

    Where: West Ham Supporters Club (Map)

    Speakers:

    Charlotte Minvielle - French Socialist Party Dr Violete Vajda- Green Party...

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