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

Salisbury Compass launch

Thursday 2 March 2017, 7.30
The Boathouse, Millhouse Approach

The chair of Compass Neal Lawson and local academic Graham Smith will be speaking at the launch of the Salisbury branch of Compass on Thursday 2 March at The Boathouse in Millstream Approach from 7.30pm. A regular writer for the Guardian and the New Statesman, Neal has long believed that...

Newham Compass: the Future of the Left in Britain

Tuesday 21 February 2017, 7.30
West Ham Supporters' Club, Castle Street, E6

Join in the debate with Karl Lewis, Progress supporter, and Ewa Jasiewicz , organiser with the Unite union's Hotel Workers branch. The speakers will speak for 15-20 mins, with the remaining time for questions and discussion. The event is free and open to all Venue: West Ham Supporters'...

Past Events

Fabians New Year Conference

Saturday 14 January 2017, 10
Friend's House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

The Fabian Society are holding their New Year conference this year on Saturday 14th January.  Neal Lawson will be speaking on a panel in the Progressive Alliance breakout group at 12.15. Come along and get involved. The conference agenda and registration are both here We'll also have a...

Meeting of Salisbury local group

Saturday 26 November 2016, 11am
Market Inn (first floor bar), 16 Butcher Row, Salisbury, SP11EP

The meeting of the Salisbury local group will take place this Saturday 26th at The Market Inn in Salisbury, starting at 11am. Amongst other things we'll be discussing the possibility of running a local 'Democracy Cafe', preparing for our big launch event in the new year and having a general...

West London Compass Meetup – Building a Progressive Alliance

Tuesday 22 November 2016, 7.30pm
Northfield Community Centre 71a Northcroft Road, Ealing, W13 9SS

Meeting/Brainstorm 22 November 2016

Compass West London invites you to a meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at the Northfield Community Centre 71a Northcroft Road, Ealing, W13 9SS (5 minutes walk from Northfield Tube Station). The meeting is in Room 1 and a bell for entry is next to...

Help us stop Goldsmith in Richmond Park – with Caroline Lucas MP, Sophie Walker, John Harris, Neal Lawson and more…

Tuesday 8 November 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT
Richmond & Putney Unitarian Church Ormond Road Richmond TW10 6TH

Something remarkable happened last night – the Green Party in Richmond Park decided not to stand against Zac Goldsmith for the by-election on 1 December. They weren’t told to by party high command: local members voted not to. It’s a huge sacrifice for a greater good and they should be...

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Progressive alliance building in South West Surrey

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 7.30 - 9.30pm
Godalming United Church, Bridge Road, Godalming, GU7 3DU

Where now for progressive politics? Join Compass South West Surrey for an evening to discuss building a progressive alliance with national and local speakers. The South West Surrey group has been doing a lot of work on what alliance building might look like in the area for progressives and is...

London: Our Money, our City

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 6pm - 8pm
City Hall

Our Money, Our City How can Londoners harness the power of the investment system to improve their city? London has the riches – in human and financial terms – to tackle the problems it faces. But our city can only thrive when people and money are aligned in facing down those...

Devon United – Doing Democracy Differently

Tuesday 4 October 2016, 6pm-9.30pm
Newton Abbot Races Ltd Newton Road Kingsteignton

Event Description from Devon United... For our launch event on 4 October we will be joined by Paul Hilder, co-founder, 38 Degrees and Crowdpac, and former global campaigns director for Avaaz and  We have asked him to share his insights on how people...

Compass Lancaster launch & Progressive Alliance

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 7.30-9.30pm
Lancaster Friends Meeting House - Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX

In the 1980s the Labour party split and the result was 18 years of Tory rule.  Is this going to happen again?  How do we stop it?  Can Labour really win the next General election on it’s own, or does it need to work with others such as the Greens and Liberal Democrats?  How do we...

Liverpool: Universal Basic Income – should Labour lead the Way?

Tuesday 27 September 2016, 8-9.30pm
Large Meeting Room, Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, L1 3BT

A Discussion with Zoe Williams, Jonathan Reynolds MP, John McDonnell MP, Karen Buck MP, Neal Lawson (Compass), Anthony Painter (RSA). This event is in collaboration with Christians on the Left and is outside the conference zone, so open to all.