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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Past Events

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...

Brighton Rocks! Power Sucks? Creating a new democracy for Brighton & Hove

Saturday 7 May 2016, 11am - 4.30pm
Brighthelm Centre, Brighton

An afternoon of creativity, conversation and engagement reflecting on the issue of democracy and power DEMOCRACY AT A LOCAL level faces an unprecedented challenge. The impact of massive cuts in local government budgets, and the increasing removal of control over key services raise fundamental...

“The Divide” Film Screening

Sunday 24 April 2016, 19.00
Quaker Meeting House, 17 Woodville Rd W5 2SE

A screening of the film 'The Divide'; a documentary illustration of living with high degrees of inequality, offering insight into the lives of the rich and the poor. Following the film there will be refreshments and a discussion. Parking available.

We The City

Saturday 9 April 2016, 12.00 - 17.30
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA London, United Kingdom

  Come along and have a say in the future of our city London is one of the greatest cities in the world, and one of the most divided. Spend an afternoon in conversation with ordinary Londoners, artists, poets, activists and politicians, and join in workshops on power, living, moving and...

Power in London with George Monbiot, Chido Dunn, Faiza Shaheen, David Wearing

Wednesday 6 April 2016, 6:30pm
The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

In the run-up to the Mayoral and Assembly elections in May, Compass and Verso Books in association with Foyles, are hosting a series of conversations asking how could we organise our communities and our city differently? London can look the same as it did in Victorian and Edwardian times,...

The Living Wage Campaign

Tuesday 5 April 2016, 19.30
Northfields Community Centre, Northcroft Road, W13 9SS

Emily Kenway from the living wage foundation will talk about low pay, the politics and the policies, followed by a discussion which will consider the launch of the “My Fair Council” campaign and campaign actions for economic inequality in Ealing.