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

Radical Hope Taunton

Saturday 30 May 2015, 10am
The Corner House Hotel (Wine and Sausage), Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DQ

When: Saturday 30th May 

Where: The Corner House Hotel (Wine and Sausage), Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DQ.

Time: 10.00am

Contact: Martin Peters – 

Our meeting on Saturday 30th May will be an opportunity to reflect upon the election result. It will be an "Open...

Radical Hope & New Politics – West Midlands

Thursday 21 May 2015, 7pm - 8:30pm
The Priory Rooms, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF

Doing politics differently - what does this mean? How do actually do politics differently and in a way that reflects our valuesrather than just paying it lip service? 

Whatever the outcome of the General Election, politics needs to be transformed to go beyond fear and tribalism over small...

Culture, Power & Politics

Tuesday 19 May 2015, 18:30 - 20:30
New Economics Foundation 10 Salamanca Place London SE1 7HB

Culture, Power & Politics -  Open Seminar Series

Please note that the first seminar is already booked up, but do sign up anyway to go on the waiting list HERE and join the mailing list HERE.

What will it do?

It will mainly explore ideas from the traditions of cultural studies and...

Radical Hope London

Saturday 16 May 2015, 1pm - 5pm
E1 Studio Spaces, Unit 2, 110 Pennington St. London E1W 2BB

Whatever the outcome of the General Election, politics needs to be transformed to go beyond fear and tribalism over small differences. It needs to be transformed to address growing inequality and climate change. The ballot paper needs to be made big enough to fit our dreams!   Hot on the...

Compass Cambridge? An open evening

Tuesday 28 April 2015, 7:30pm
Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge

Stuart Weir is hoping to set up a local Compass group in Cambridge associated with the Cambridge Commons - here's an invitation to join him and get something off the ground. All welcome. 

Stuart's message: 

I am a local member of Compass and I write to invite you as a fellow local member or...

Past Events

Leeds – Reclaiming Modernity with Jeremy Gilbert & Mark Fisher

Saturday 28 March 2015, 12 noon - 2pm
The Tetley, Leeds LS10 1JQ

Reclaiming Modernity: Beyond Markets, Beyond Machines

with Mark Fisher and Jeremy Gilbert 

All Welcome
Saturday 28
th March, 12 - 2pm

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

Political life can often feel pretty bleak for all the reasons you know and feel so well. As the 7 May...

Compass Taunton – Election Debate

Saturday 21 March 2015, 10:00am
The Corner House Hotel

Compass Taunton is holding an election debate at our last meeting before May 7th.  This is a chance to ask questions and scrutinise Taunton's General Election candidates on the centre and left.    All are welcome to attend and there will also be an opportunity to raise any issues or...

Compass West Midlands – Politics of Networks

Friday 20 March 2015, 7 - 8:30pm
The Priory Rooms 40 Bull St B4 6AF Birmingham

More West Midlands Politics of Networks events for your diary!

22 April 2015 - 'Tactical Voting and Coalitions – what happens next?'

It looks as if the political landscape has changed, making the May election and its immediate aftermath impossible to predict. The usual pollsters, pundits...

BIG EDUCATION: The launch of the Compass Inquiry into a New System of Education

Monday 16 March 2015, 5:00PM-6:30PM
Committee Room 11, House of Commons

For 18 months Compass, working with the NUT and a whole host of stakeholders have been examining the purpose and practice of education for 21st century. Please join us to discuss and debate the final report Big Education: learning for 21st century.

The report sets out a new direction for...

Compass Green’s Fringe Meeting at Green Party Conference in Liverpool

Sunday 8 March 2015, 12.45 - 14.00
Room 1b, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Merseyside L3 4FP

What chance of a post-General Election progressive alliance? 


You are warmly invited to join us for the Compass fringe at the Green Party Spring Conference on Sunday in Liverpool

The fringe is organised by the Compass Greens and will be a participatory discussion with cross-party figures...

Compass West Midlands Workshop

Wednesday 25 February 2015, 19.30 - 20.30
The Priory Rooms, 40 Bull St, B4 6AF, Birmingham

After the success of last month's West Midlands event we are delighted to announce the above Workshop, especially as it will be held jointly by three groups: Compass West Midlands, Equality West Midlands and the Fabian Society.  

The Workshop will be held in Birmingham on Wednesday 25 February...

Compass Newham: A UK Foreign Policy for the Middle East

Tuesday 17 February 2015, 7.30pm
West Ham Supporters Club

Compass Newham is holding a debate and talk on the future of UK foreign policy for the Middle East.

Mike Gapes MP for Ilford South will be talking and the evening will be chaired by Graham Lane.

When: Thursday 17th February 2015, 7.30pm

Where: West Ham Supporters Club, Castle Street, London...