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

The Metro Mayor and the People: a New Dialogue

Thursday 27 April 2017, 7.00 - 9.00
Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

In the second of our two events focussing on the new Metro Mayor and the City Region, we get our chance to put our ideas to City-Region Mayoral candidates: Steve Rotheram MP (Labour) Councillor Tom Crone (Green Party) Tabitha Morton (Women's Equality Party) Councillor Carl Cashman...

For a new kind of politics: the case for Progressive Alliances

Saturday 22 April 2017, 2.30 - 4.30pm
Priestley Hall, Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, City Square, Leeds

Come and discuss the prospects for building progressive alliances to counter society's shift to the right. We will be joined by speakers: Neal Lawson, Chair of Compass Ruth Lister, Labour member of the House of Lords Helen Flynn, Chair of the Social Liberal Forum Tim Goodall, PPC...

Progressive Politics Moving Forward

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 7.30 - 9.30
Godalming United Church Bridge Road Godalming GU7 3DU

As a follow-on from October's packed meeting on "Where Now for Progressive Politics?", we're holding another public meeting with local and national speakers with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Speakers include: Clive Lewis MP, Former Shadow Secretary of State for Business,...

The future of UK democracy: Can we achieve electoral reform?

Thursday 13 April 2017, 19:00-21:00
The Brighthelm Centre, North Street, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Join the Sussex Progressives for this discussion on the future of UK democracy. Our Campaigns Coordinator Frances Foley will be chairing a Question Time style discussion with contributions from: - Klina Jordan, co-founder of Make Votes Matter - Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP - Stephen...

The future of UK democracy – can we achieve electoral reform?

Monday 3 April 2017, 7 - 8.30pm
Brighthelm Centre, Brighton, BN1 1YD

On 13th April Labour MP Stephen Kinnock will join Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake, Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley and Make Votes Matter co-founder Klina Jordan to respond to audience questions on the theme of electoral reform. The event, titled “The future of UK Democracy: Can we achieve...

A Progressive Alliance for Cornwall

Saturday 25 March 2017, 9.30am - 12.45pm
County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY, Cornwall

A newly formed Progressive Alliance for Cornwall is hosting its first public meeting on the 25th March on how Liberal Democrats, the Green Party, Mebyon Kernow and Labour can work together to oust the Tories.  It will emphasise common ground rather than party differences and urge parties to...

Merseyside’s Metro Mayor and the new City Region – what’s it all about?

Thursday 16 March 2017, 7 - 9pm
Friends Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT

Join us at this event to find out more about what the City Region and the Metro Mayor means for our communities, our families, our economy and our environment. This is the first in a two-part programme of events on the opportunities and challenges of the new Metro Mayor and the City...

Uniting for a Progressive UK!

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 7-9pm
BVSC 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR

Join Neal Lawson and Zoe Williams, plus more to be announced for the launch of Progressive Principles & First Steps, as developed by a West Midlands grassroots initiative This is a participative Workshop which will ask: Can you live with the Progressive Principles & First Steps, as a...

Alliances on the Left? West and South West London

Tuesday 14 March 2017, 7 - 9pm
Richmond and Putney Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, London, TW10 6TH

West London Compass and Make Votes Matter are organising an Alliance Building Event in Richmond on 14 March. Speakers include Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, Vince Cable, ex MP for Twickenham , an unconfirmed Labour speaker and  non-party speakers including  Klina Jordan from...

Talkin’ bout our Generation

Saturday 4 March 2017, 2 - 6pm
Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

'People try to put us down, just because we get around.' So sang The Who in 1965. Now it's time for Generation 2017 to step up and write their own version. Join us on at 2pm on Saturday 4 March to take up that challenge. Bring your energy, your ideas, your voices – and your friends...

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...

Building a better society: changing a broken political system

Thursday 23 February 2017, 7.30 - 9.30
Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre Littlegate St St Ebbe's Oxford OX1 1RL

This is an open invitation to all who are distressed by the current political trends. At this meeting we shall consider how best to approach the next election so that we increase the progressive representation in Parliament.

We have invited the following speakers to share their ideas and...