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Events

Fabian events run throughout the year and across the country from our flagship New Year and summer conferences, to policy roundtables, lectures and local Fabian Society meetings.

Jess Phillips MP in conversation with Jacqui Smith

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Our latest In Conversation event saw Jess Phillips MP (Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding) speak candidly with former Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith about violence against women & girls, being a politician and her plans for the future.

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HEARTS AND MINDS: WINNING THE WORKING-CLASS VOTE

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Watch the launch of Hearts and Minds: Winning the Working-Class Vote with John Healey MP, Emma Hardy MP, Dan Jarvis MP, Tracy Brabin MP and Paddy Lillis from pamphlet sponsor Usdaw.

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Fabian Society Annual General Meeting 2020

14 November 2020, 12:30

Our AGM is an opportunity for all members to have their say on the direction of the Fabian Society and ask about our work.

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Festival of Fabians

21 September 2020, 19:00 - 20:30

Start Labour Connected in style at the Festival of Fabians.

Join speakers including Shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Education Secretary Kate Green MP, and others from across the labour movement to discuss how to shape the radical policy agenda Labour needs to win.

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FABIANS AT LABOUR CONNECTED 2020

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We are pleased to be taking our traditional packed conference programme online by attending Labour's virtual equivalent Connected.

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The UK and China: perspectives from the left

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We were pleased to host Lisa Nandy MP (Shadow Foreign Secretary), Paul Mason (Journalist and Author), Lee Cheuk-yan (General Secretary, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions) & Reza Afshar (Executive Director, Independent Diplomat).

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Good jobs, modern working practices and the Covid-19 crisis

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Watch our event with Seema Malhotra MP (Shadow Minister for Employment) Andy McDonald MP (Shadow Secretary of State fo Employment Rights) Josh Abey (Commission on Workers and Technology).

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Better Off: Recovery and Reform in the post-coronavirus economy – pamphlet launch

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Rewatch the launch event for our recent joint pamphlet with The Association of British Insurers with contributors Anneliese Dodds MP (Shadow Chancellor), Will Hutton (Economist and Principal, Hertford College, University of Oxford) and Huw Evans (Director General, ABI).

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In Conversation with David Lammy MP

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David Lammy MP spoke to Sara Hyde about his new role as shadow justice secretary and his new book.

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COVID-19 and human rights with Helena Kennedy QC

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Young Fabians & Fabian Society joint event with Helena Kennedy QC

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New leader, new challenges – where should Labour go next?

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Watch our full online event with Alex Sobel MP, Sonia Sodha and Owen Jones.

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Emily Thornberry MP at The Fabians

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Watch the full online event.

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Let Us Face The Future Again

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Watch in full the online launch event with Wes Streeting MP.

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PAST EVENTS

Conference

FEPS -Fabian New Year Conference - new members

16 January 2021, 09:30 - 17 January 2021, 17:56

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Online event series

The time is now: How does the climate crisis have it's 'Make Poverty History' Moment?

20 September 2020, 13:00 - 14:00

With time running out our panel of Polly Billington (UK100) & Cllr Tom Hayes (Oxford City Council) will be discussing how the left continues to make the case that the climate crisis is a social justice issue and how does it achieve that defining moment that starts real change.

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Online event series

In conversation with Emily Thornberry MP

01 April 2020, 18:00 - 19:00

Our next online event is a special conversation with shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry MP.

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Online event series

Everyday Socialism – with Rachel Reeves MP and guests

30 March 2020, 18:00 - 19:00

Join Rachel Reeves MP to discuss Everyday Socialism, her Fabian Society report on good jobs and prosperous communities.

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Meeting

Poverty and social security: where next?

25 February 2020, 18:00 - 19:30

Join Margaret Greenwood MP & Stephen Timms MP to debate prospects for social security in the new parliament and hear findings from new Fabian research

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Conference

FEPS-Fabian New Year Conference 2020

18 January 2020, 09:30 - 17:30

Five weeks on from a disastrous general election defeat join us for the FEPS-Fabian New Year Conference 'What Next? The left in the 2020s'

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Conference

Fabian Society Annual General Meeting 2019

16 November 2019, 14:00 - 16:00

The Fabian Society annual general meeting took place in November.

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CANCELLED: People not Problems: Severe and Multiple Disadvantage report launch

29 October 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

Join us for the parliamentary launch of a joint report on tackling severe and multiple disadvantage.

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Conference

FABIAN FRINGE AT LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE BRIGHTON 2019

22 September 2019, 12:30 - 24 September 2019, 20:00

The Fabian Society hosted a number of public and private fringe events from Sunday 23 to Tuesday 25 September.

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Local Fabians

House of Lords Tea 2019: bringing the country together

09 July 2019, 14:00 - 17:00

Fabian Society members' annual tea in the House of Lords

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Conference

FEPS-Fabian Summer Conference 2019

29 June 2019, 10:00 - 17:00

The FEPS-Fabian Summer conference will focus on both domestic and international policy priorities for the next Labour government, examine the impact of the European elections, and will ask what comes next in the Brexit process.

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Speech

Gordon Brown speech on combatting the far right

25 June 2019, 08:30 - 10:00

Gordon Brown will deliver a major speech on combating fascism and the far right in 2019.

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Speech

Fabian John Smith memorial lecture by Tom Watson MP

13 May 2019, 19:30 - 21:00

To mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Labour leader John Smith, Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader will be delivering a lecture in his memory.

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Speech

Fabian Society Speech: Andy Burnham on Combatting Homelessness

08 May 2019, 09:30 - 11:30

A Fabian Society speech by the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham on homelessness, rough sleeping and Greater Manchester’s approach to tackling this humanitarian crisis.

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Conference

FEPS-Fabian New Year Conference 2019: Brexit and Beyond

19 January 2019, 10:00 - 17:00

Taking place just two months before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, the conference will focus on the next stages of the Brexit negotiations and what a Labour government can do to transform post-Brexit Britain.

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Our publications

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Hearts and minds

Winning the working-class vote

In this collection, Labour MPs look to the future, setting out what the party must do to regain the confidence of working people. Labour under Keir Starmer has made real progress in re-establishing a serious claim to be considered an alternative gove...

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A voice for the future

HOW LABOUR CAN SHAPE THE NEXT 20 YEARS OF DEVOLUTION

A year-long research project by the Scottish Fabians and FEPS finds that devolution is at risk from 'no change' unionists, and 'no compromise' nationalists, and argues for Scottish Labour to reassert itself as pro-UK, pro-devolution and passionately ...

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Building Bridges

Sally Gimson

In this pamphlet, Sally Gimson puts forward a range of policies to help Labour reconnect with voters and build a wide coalition across cities, towns and the countryside to defeat the Tories in 2024.

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Who loses?

The impacts of planned Universal Credit cuts across society

New Fabian Society research finds that over 700,000 people in working or disabled households are to be pulled into poverty by universal credit cuts. 

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Sharing the Future

Summary

The final report of the two-year Commission on Workers and Technology calls for major reforms to improve work, empower workers, and ensure the whole economy can benefit from new technology.

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Affordable connections

Essential digital technologies for all

To keep people connected to essential technologies, this paper proposes a British broadband discount scheme, modelled on the Warm Home Discount for energy bills and the US social tariff scheme Lifeline.

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Double Trouble

Mass unemployment and benefit cuts after the pandemic

New Fabian Society analysis shows that planned benefit cuts could push between 1 and 3 million people into poverty.

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Cultured communities

The crisis in local funding for arts and culture

Our new report highlights the long-standing crisis in arts and culture funding, fuelled by a decade of government cuts, that has left community arts and culture extremely vulnerable to lockdown, especially outside London.

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Better off

Recovery and reform in the post-coronavirus economy

This report examines key economic policy priorities for the left after the coronavirus shock and ensuing recession and explores how these policies should be designed to reshape the British economy in the long term.

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The self-employment justice gap

The case for online dispute resolution

This report makes the case for an online dispute resolution (ODR) service for self-employed workers and explores the role such a service could provide. It shows that self-employed workers face challenges distinct from employees and argues for new sys...

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Let Us Face The Future Again

Wes Streeting MP

After a disastrous election result, Wes Streeting MP sets out a Labour programme which can win again and, in so doing, improve the lives of millions. In the spirit of the 1945 Labour manifesto, he suggests it is time for Labour to face the future aga...

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Framing the Future

A new pensions commission

A joint report from the Fabian Society and Bright Blue calls for a new pensions commission and presents plans for how it should work

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Public Service Futures

Welfare States in the Digital Age

In this collection, contributors from across Europe and the UK offer an insight into how the 2020s can be a time of great possibility for public services, with huge potential for new technologies to meet our shared needs and strong public interest in...

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Fabian Reviews

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Spring 2021

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at a modern relationship between Labour and the unions, featuring Angela Rayner MP, Christopher Massey, Gloria Mills, Kate Dearden, Shelly Asquith and more. Plus, Scottish Labour’s new leader Anas Sarwar talks ...

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Winter 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at obstacles and opportunities for the left in a post-Trump world, featuring Thom Brooks and Amy Dacey. Are we living in rogue state Britain? Luke Cooper and Sonia Adesara investigate. Plus, shadow education se...

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Autumn 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review has a message from the Labour leader, Keir Starmer MP, on fighting for a better future. Faiza Shaheen, Fahmida Rahman and Meredith Whitten put forward their demands for combatting structural inequality. Plus, Vanesha...

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Summer 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at Britain's handling of the coronavirus crisis, featuring Glen O'Hara, Lisa Nandy MP, Lynne Segal and Jo Littler, plus Kate Murray interviews Liam Byrne MP.

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Spring 2020

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review looks at Labour's new leader in a crisis-hit world featuring Tim Heppell, Anneliese Dodds MP and David Coats, plus a special on the state of the union with Ian Murray MP, Harriet Protheroe Davis and Sarah Creighton.

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Winter 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review features post-election analysis from Andy Price, Eloise Todd, Paula Surridge, Shaista Aziz, Florence Eshalomi MP, Wes Streeting MP, Lara McNeill, Miatta Fahnbulleh, and Frances Ryan.

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Autumn 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on the battle for the souls of the Labour and Conservative parties with contributions from Zubaida Haque, Paul Mason, Rosie Duffield MP, Rosena Allin-Khan MP, and Daniel Johnson MSP, plus Kate Murray talks to...

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Summer 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review explores ideas on greening Labour with contributions from Ed Miliband MP, Sue Hayman MP, and Nadia Whittome plus Kate Murray talks to Yvette Cooper MP. 

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Spring 2019

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review asks if Labour will sink or swim after its biggest split in nearly 40 years with Dianne Hayter, Ben Bradshaw MP and Ann Pettifor plus Kate Murray talks to Richard Corbett MEP.

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Winter 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on new ideas to renew the centre-left with Matthew Laza, Liz Kendall MP and Daniel Sleat plus Kate Murray talks to Lisa Nandy MP.

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Autumn 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on what a radical Labour party in government could do to ensure its success with Angela Eagle, Faiza Shaheen and Paul Mason plus Emma Burnell talks to Jon Trickett.

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Summer 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of the Fabian Review focuses on the future political landscape for Labour with Catherine West, Dave Ward and Thangam Debbonaire, plus Kate Murray talks to Andrew Adonis.

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Spring 2018

Fabian Review

This edition of Fabian Review focuses on the impact of gentrification on our cities - and our political class - with Luke John Davies, Gloria de Piero and Loretta Lees.

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