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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

  • Compass Job: National Coordinator

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014

    We are looking for a dynamic, creative change maker to join the Compass team. Working in a small full time team, but with an array of volunteers and activists, you will help us develop the Compass Strategy for making a Good Society a reality. You will help devise and implement national...

  • Post-Growth

    Thursday, 14 August 2014

    This autumn, Green House will be publishing its first book, on ‘The post-growth project’. This article is designed to explain why.


    Everyone agrees that we are in the midst of a massive financial and political-economic crisis. We have suffered the biggest ‘crash’ since the...

  • Today we've published Building Blocks: for a new political economy. The publication 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.

    Of course ‘a new...

  • There is an awakening interest in the regional economies and cities at present. After four years of austerity which have reinforced all of the inequalities that divide the south-east and the other English regions, it looks as though some spending on infra-structure may be heading north but it...

  • The Centre for Welfare Reform, in association with Compass, recently published a paper: [R]evolution Road – travelling the terrains of creativity, power and love. The paper is the first one I’ve written about my journeys into being the change I want to see in the world, creating changes...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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 (

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