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

Community land trusts: part of the answer to our housing crisis?

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 7.30pm
Black Lion, Plaistow High Street

Don't miss Newham Compass' next meeting, looking into Community Land Trusts. Could be part of the solution to the UK's current housing crisis? Joining us will be: Paul Regan, Chair of the London Community Land Trust Councillor Mick Sullivan, London Borough of Islington Cate Tuitt,...

Imagine series – Forum on Action!

Thursday 28 June 2018, 8.30 - 10pm
Anglia Ruskin University, Lecture Theatre LAB002 East Road Cambridge CB1 1PT

Drawing on the Frances Foley from Compass will host a participatory session on moving from talk to action. (This is right after Zoe Williams speaks about media and we anticipate she will stay for the Forum.) Bring your ideas for initiatives (existing projects or new proposals)...

Merseyside Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram – 12 months in…

Monday 23 April 2018, 7.20 - 9pm
Friends House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

It's been almost a year since the Merseyside region got its first Metro Mayor. So what's he been up to? Compass Merseyside invites you to join Steve Rotheram and fellow citizens from the area to talk through the challenges and opportunities he has faced in his first year in office and most...

Calderdale Compass launch

Saturday 24 March 2018, 13.30 - 17.30pm
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7 BY

Compass is a home for people, political parties and other organisations to work together to create a fairer society based on equality, sustainability and democracy, and to campaign together to achieve these aims. A new Compass group is starting up in Calderdale, which we hope will lead to the...

Do we in the UK live in a parliamentary democracy?

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7.30pm
East Ham Working Men's Club, Boleyn Road

Don't miss the next meeting of East London Compass, to debate the question: "Do we live in a parliamentary democracy?" We'll be joined by Alex Runswick from Unlock Democracy and Christine Shawcroft from the Greater London Assembly and the event will be chaired by Rachel Collinson. They'll...

Lib Dems grapple with radicalism!

Saturday 10 March 2018, 18.15 - 19.15
Southport Ramada Hotel, Promenade, Southport, PR9 0DX

Compass is co-sponsoring a fringe meeting at the Liberal Democrats' spring conference in March aimed at establishing a radical platform within the party, and doing so in a way that will allow or progressive cross-party co-operation. The meeting is being hosted by two Lib Dems who have worked...

Creating a vision for a Progressive Government – a cross-party approach

Saturday 3 March 2018, 4.30 - 5.45pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5BH

We're holding a session about our new project at the Green Party Spring Conference, in Bournemouth, 3rd March. The Common Platform is an ideas and policies space to bring together the best progressive thinking of our times - and to build the relationships that will make the next progressive...

Democracy for the many, not just the few

Monday 26 February 2018, 7 - 9.30pm
Richmond Unitarian Church, TW10 6TH

West London Compass and Make Votes Matter would like to bring together Labour Party members, supporters and others on the broad left across west and south west London to address electoral unfairness, and other topics in the debate around electoral change. Come to our meeting to hear speakers...

The Politics of Hope: from opposition parties to electoral success in West Cornwall

Thursday 22 February 2018, 7 - 9.30pm
St John's Hall, Penalverne Drive, Penzance

At the last election, the Tories took all the seats in Cornwall, despite some very close races. In West Cornwall, both the Lib Dems and Labour ran the Tories to the line; the Lib Dems lost out by some 200 votes. Cornwall and Britain need the politics of hope. Progressive Alliance for Cornwall...

Mothers for a Progressive Alliance Open Mic meeting

Saturday 20 January 2018, 11 - 1pm
Doreen Ramsay Court, 108 The Cut, London, SE1 8LN

Are you a mother with something to say about how austerity, NHS cuts, education cuts and anything else is affecting you? Come along to an open MIC session on Saturday 20 January 2018 from 11am to 1pm to share your views in an open and democratic space. 'Mothers for a Progressive Alliance'...

The Great Health Debate, Godalming

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7:30 - 9:30
Godalming United Church, Bridge Road, Godalming, GU7 3DU

The meeting on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 is entitled "The Future of UK Health Policy in the 21st Century: The Great Health Debate", and the keynote speakers will include experts and speakers from a range of political parties: - Larry Sanders (Green Party Health...

Mothers for a Progressive Alliance launch

Saturday 18 November 2017, 11am - 1pm
Doreen Ramsey Court, 108 The Cut, London, SE18LN

On Saturday 18th November,  the 'Mothers for a Progressive Alliance' is getting together for the first time. The group is being launched by Jane Chelliah, the blogger 'ambitious mamas' to push for issues that affect parents, particularly mothers, to be explored and adopted at a cross-party...