The Compass office and Compass groups all over the UK run events to bring people together to discuss current issues, create policies and organise for action. Many of our events are recorded and you can listen to them in our Library.


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Upcoming Events

Book launch: The Alternative: towards a new progressive politics   You're warmly invited to the launch of a provocative new book 'The Alternative' on 25 August presents one of the biggest challenges to the left of British politics. Based on two premises - that working together with...

Liverpool: Building progressive alliances with John Harris, Lisa Nandy MP, Tom Crone & Goscia McCain

Monday 25 July 2016, 6.30pm - 9pm
Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane Liverpool L 13BT

Following our post-Brexit alliance building event in London on July 5, we are delighted to announce a meeting in Liverpool to discuss what alliance building might look like, where next, and how we start building a politics that is not based tribal politics. If you missed the initial event,...

Past Events

Frome: Where do we go from here? With Caroline Lucas & John Harris

Friday 22 July 2016, 8pm - 11pm
Rook Lane Chapel - Bath Street, Frome, BA11 1DN

This event organised by Cllr Pippa Goldfinger in Frome is sold out, but there will be recordings of the speakers and discussion and follow-up meetings. The EU referendum has left many of us feeling directionless and hopeless. What does it mean for our country? How do we heal some of the huge...

Brighton: Hanging together or hanging separately: Can the Left work together?

Monday 18 July 2016, 1pm - 2pm
Buckingham, Hilton Metropole

Hanging together or hanging separately: Can the Left work together?   You're warmly invited to this event co-hosted by Social Liberal Forum and Compass to discuss one of the biggest challenges to the left of British politics - whether the left can work together? David Howarth (SLF...

Post-Brexit alliance building with Caroline Lucas MP, Clive Lewis MP, Vince Cable, John Harris and Amina Gichinga

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, doors 6pm
Emmanuel Centre - 9-23 Marsham Street London, SW1P 3DW

Politics is in crisis and the repercussions from the result of the referendum are being felt socially, politically and economically. For many people, it feels like the country is being torn apart. If we want a politics and economy that puts all of us first, it's time to come together and...

Compass + Fabians in Newham: The EU – In or Out?

Monday 13 June 2016, 7.30pm
West Ham Supporters' Club, E6 1PP

You are invited to an event organised by Compass-in-Newham and Newham Fabians: the EU - in or out, with Brendan Chilton, Secretary of Labour Leave, and Robert Evans, former MEP. Each speaker is invited to talk for 15-20 minutes, leaving the rest of the evening free for questions and...

Universal Basic Income Report Launch – The Time is Now

Monday 6 June 2016, 7pm
Committee Room 11, House of Commons

Compass are delighted to announce the launch of a huge piece of work on why we need a Universal Basic Income and how it could be introduced. Come and join the authors Howard Reed and Stewart Lansley, with Ursula Huws, Shadow Chancellor John Mcdonnell, Labour MP Jonnie Reynold and Baroness...

South West Surrey Compass Meeting: Designing Democracy for the 21st Century

Saturday 4 June 2016, 9.30 - 12.30
Godalming Unitarian Hall, Meadrow, Godalming, GU7 3JB

Designing Democracy for the 21st Century Saturday 4th June 2016, 10am-12pm. (Coffee and Croissants from 9.30am) Unitarian Church Hall, Meadrow, Godalming (park in Meadrow car park opposite the hall, postcode - GU7 3HY) All are welcome to join in the discussion! Neal is Chair of...

Leeds – EU in or out? by Unlock Democracy

Sunday 22 May 2016, 14.00-17.30
Carriageworks Theatre - 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD

The EU referendum is almost upon us. So: EU in or out? If you're turned off by the talk and fed up with all the figures, join Unlock Democracy and Talk Shop on Sunday 22 May. Come and meet with others trying to make up their minds, ask questions, find out answers and talk through the...

Joint Event organised by Compass West London and My Fair London

Tuesday 17 May 2016, 19.30
Northfields Community Centre

The meeting will take the form of a 3 way conversation followed by open discussion. Is Proportional Representation an idea whose time has come for a fair and representative democracy? Can the left unite around a policy of electoral reform for the 2020 election? Could this be a...

For a Progressive Europe: A debate hosted by Compass Cymru

Friday 13 May 2016, 6pm-8pm
Paget Rooms, Penarth

From the economy to security, and migration to democracy, the EU referendum poses hard questions about the UK's relation to Europe and the world. Answering those questions divides both political left and right. But is there a distinctively progressive case for 'Remain'? If so, what is it? ...

Designing Democracy for the 21st century

Tuesday 10 May 2016, 6pm - 9pm
Committee Room 5, House of Ccommons

Join Neal Lawson of Compass and Eddie Molloy of the Electoral Reform Society as they attempt to answer the questions: Why do we need a constitutional convention? and How do we design one that will have the best outcome for citizens? Speakers include: Aisha Dodwell, Global Justice...