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

Liberal Democrat Conference SLF Fringe Event

Sunday 5 October 2014, 18.15-19.15
Glasgow, Crowne Plaza, Castle 2

Event: Votes vs Values: Did we get it right in 2010? Where to strike the balance in 2015?

When: 5th October, 18.15-19.15
Speakers: Neal Lawson (Compass), Alistair Carmichael MP, Adrian Sanders MP (invited), Allegra Stratton (BBC Newsnight)
Chair: Linda Jack  (SLF Executive)

Labour Party Conference Fringe Event

Tuesday 23 September 2014, 7pm

Event: How can Labour build a good society?

When: Tuesday September 23rd 2014, 7-8pm
Where: Labour List Marquee - Secure Zone
Who: Lisa Nandy MP, Jon Cruddas MP, Clive Lewis, Polly Toynbee, John Harris and more

We will also be having a social in Manchester Central...

Compass Lecture with Lisa Nandy

Tuesday 9 September 2014, 7:30PM
Kings College London (Waterloo Campus)

How free do you feel? How much does it matter? Have new technologies changed our ideas about freedom or is the meaning of liberty the same as it has always been? Will we be less free if we are more equal?

Come join Lisa Nandy MP, Mary Riddell (Telegraph), Tom Watson MP and Andrew Haldenby...

Green Party Conference Fringe Event

Friday 5 September 2014, 6:30PM
Aston University

Flooded Out: why did Greens fail to gain from public anxiety?

When: Friday 5th September
Where: Green Party Conference/Aston University
Who: Caroline Lucas MP (tbc), Neal Lawson, Rebecca Johnson (chair), Rupert Read

Why were we (the progressive/environmental movement) unable to strongly link...

Past Events

Public Rail Day of Action

Tuesday 19 August 2014, It depends
All over!

This is the day when we find out how much more we have to pay for our train tickets next year. (Fares are linked to the level of inflation announced on this day). Rail fares in the UK are already ridiculous - how much higher will they go?

If rail was in public hands, it would save £1.2...

Open Tribe event: West London

Thursday 31 July 2014, 7pm
Northfields Community Centre

Compass in West London is holding its third meeting and if you’re in the area it would be great to see you there.

When: Thursday, July 31st

Where: Northfields Community Centre (map) Bus: E3. Tube: West Ealing. Disabled Access: Yes

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Speaker: Sue Goss, Author of Open...

We know the state can do great things - just recently the NHS was voted the world's best healthcare system. However with increased privatisation, an ageing population, the election looming and new models of services like relational welfare- we have to really think about a modern and...

Compass Taunton Meeting

Saturday 12 July 2014, 10.00-11.30
The Cosy CLub

Compass Taunton third meeting is a chance for local people to have a chat about recent issues such as the European and Council elections and to get feedback from the Compass Gathering (AGM) for anyone not able to make it.

WhenSaturday, July 12th 10.00am- 11.30am

Where:  The Cosy Club (

Birmingham Re-launch: A Future Beyond Growth

Saturday 5 July 2014, 9.30 - 13.30
Innovation Centre Birmingham – Holt Street, Aston Science Park, Birmingham

UK economic policy needs to serve its different regions, deliver social justice, and operate within environmental limits. In the run up to the 2015 elections, how can we challenge London-centric political debate and set an agenda for achieving this in the West Midlands?

This participatory event...

Compass in Newham- Women and Power in Europe

Tuesday 24 June 2014, 7.30pm
West Ham Supporters Club

Compass in Newham, in partnership with Newham Fabians, is delighted to announce our latest event:

Women and Power in Europe

When: Tuesday June 24th, starting 7.30pm

Where: West Ham Supporters Club (Map)


Charlotte Minvielle - French Socialist Party Dr Violete Vajda- Green Party...

Compass Gathering (AGM)

Saturday 21 June 2014, 10am- 4:30pm
British Medical Associaion

Join us June 21st in Euston, London for our Compass Gathering.

In the spirit of our Change:How (un)conference in November we want to do things a bit differently at our AGM this year.

What you can expect from this year's Gathering:

Inspiration from innovative grassroots campaigners...

Liverpool Education Inquiry Event

Thursday 12 June 2014, Refreshments: 6.00pm, Event Starts: 6.30pm
Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BP

The Compass/NUT Education Inquiry continues with an event in Liverpool, this time talking about the future of education. 

'The Future of Education!'

When: Thursday June 12th

Time: Refreshments at 6.00pm, event starts at 6.30pm

Where: Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane (Map)