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Fresh thinking that provides the policies and ideas to help us move towards a Good Society

  • Building Blocks: for a new political economy is the result of an ambitious project where we've attempted to join the dots of a new economy from the bottom up; from the enterprise, to the local, the national and up to the European.

  • (R)evolution Road

    Thursday, 07 August 2014

    [R]evolution Road – travelling the terrains of creativity, power and love is published in association with the Centre for Welfare Reform. The paper is about the authors journeys into being the change she wants to see in the world, creating changes within her self and the relationship between...

  • 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.

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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


    Whether Scotland votes Yes or No in the 18th September referendum on independence, the outcome is expected to be close.  The expected high turnout, issues raised in the debate, and closeness of the vote show that the ‘United Kingdom compact’ is no longer fit for purpose. If...

  • In one week the people of Scotland decide their constitutional future, but they have been discussing much more than that, they have been debating how to make Scotland a good society. People who want a much more equal, democratic and sustainable society, are divided. Is it better achieved within...

  • The shadow of Scotland will be cast over everything for at least another week as the party leaders wake up to the threat of the end of the union. Meanwhile, one politician has been pondering the new politics of self-determination for a while and today makes a timely intervention. Labour’s...

  • Thank you to everybody that contributed to an absorbing annual lecture last night. You can listen to the audio from yesterday's event and read the words in full below.

    Lisa Nandy MP - Nothing left to lose? Liberty and the Left

    Something happened last year that reminded me that freedom...

  • Have your say! Compass Elections

    Tuesday, 09 September 2014

    The Management Committee (MC) of Compass provides strategic direction for the organisation and makes important decisions on behalf of the membership. In this year to come - with the Scottish Referendum, a General Election and as Compass continues to grow and develop - it has never been more...

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

  • Railways for people and planet

    Saturday, 05 July 2014

    All On Board is a campaign for everyone who wants to make our railways work better

    We live in an amazing country full of wonderful people and incredible places.  It should be everyone’s right to get around it: to travel to and from our home or work, to see the people we love and all the...

  • Compass Lecture with Lisa Nandy

    Tuesday, 09 September 2014

    How free do you feel? How much does it matter? Have new technologies changed our ideas about freedom or is the meaning of liberty the same as it has always been? Will we be less free if we are more equal?

    Come join Lisa Nandy MP, Mary Riddell (Telegraph), Tom Watson MP and Andrew Haldenby...

  • Green Party Conference Fringe Event

    Friday, 05 September 2014

    Flooded Out: why did Greens fail to gain from public anxiety?

    When: Friday 5th September
    Where: Green Party Conference/Aston University
    Who: Caroline Lucas MP (tbc), Neal Lawson, Rebecca Johnson (chair), Rupert Read and Molly Scott Cato (MEP)

    Why were we (the progressive/environmental movement)...

  • Public Rail Day of Action

    Tuesday, 19 August 2014

    This is the day when we find out how much more we have to pay for our train tickets next year. (Fares are linked to the level of inflation announced on this day). Rail fares in the UK are already ridiculous - how much higher will they go?

    If rail was in public hands, it would save £1.2...

  • Open Tribe event: West London

    Thursday, 31 July 2014

    Compass in West London is holding its third meeting and if you’re in the area it would be great to see you there.

    When: Thursday, July 31st

    Where: Northfields Community Centre (map) Bus: E3. Tube: West Ealing. Disabled Access: Yes

    Time: 7pm – 9pm

    Speaker: Sue Goss, Author of Open...

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