Friday, 11 April 2014

Meeting with Andrew Harrop, General Secretary of the Fabian Society: Thursday 24 April

Details of our next Warwickshire Fabians speaker meeting are as follows:

SPEAKER: Andrew Harrop,
General Secretary of the Fabian Society

TITLE: "Can we beat the new inequality?"

DATE: Thursday 24 April 2014

TIME: 7:30 pm (to 9 pm)

PLACE: 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN.




Andy Harrop

This meeting will also be our AGM – but please don’t be deterred by that as, based on past experience, we expect the AGM business to be concluded very quickly. (The main items of AGM business are to elect our Chair and Secretary and to set our membership fees for the coming year. Nominations for the officer posts will be invited at the meeting itself.)

All are welcome at our meetings: do please pass this message on. I hope to see you there.

Best wishes

Ben

Ben Ferrett
Secretary, Warwickshire Fabian Society

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Meeting on religion and left-wing politics: Thursday 27 March

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Details of our next Warwickshire Fabians speaker meeting are as follows:

TITLE: “Closer to Methodism than Marxism? Religion and Labour politics”

SPEAKER: Paul Bickley, Senior Researcher at the think tank Theos

DATE: Thursday 27 March 2014

TIME: 7:30 pm (to 9 pm)

PLACE: 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN.


Paul Bickley

Speaker biography: Paul Bickley is the Director of the Political Programme at Theos – a think tank specialising in religion and society (
http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/). With a background working in Parliament and public affairs, he holds an MLitt from the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews. Paul is also the author of Building Jerusalem? Christianity and the Labour Party.

All are welcome at our meetings: do please pass this message on. I hope to see you there.

Best wishes

Ben

Ben Ferrett
Secretary, Warwickshire Fabian Society

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Photos from our February 2014 meeting with Neena Gill on the European elections in May

Neena Gill (front, centre) with audience members

L to R: Mary Webb, Alan Webb, Neena Gill, Howard Avis, Steve Birkett (Chair), Ben Ferrett (Secretary)

Neena Gill


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Speaker meeting on Europe with Neena Gill on Thursday 27 February‏

Details of our next Warwickshire Fabians speaker meeting are as follows:

TITLE: “Why the next European Elections really matter”

SPEAKER: Neena Gill, former Labour MEP for the West Midlands and the top-ranked candidate on Labour’s list for the May 2014 European Parliament election.

DATE: Thursday 27 February 2014

TIME: 7:30 pm (to 9 pm)

PLACE: 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN.

Neena Gill

Speaker biography: Neena Gill was a Labour MEP for the West Midlands from 1999 to 2009. Before that, she worked as a CEO in social housing. Since 2009, she has been the Vice President for Corporate Affairs (covering Europe and Asia Pacific) in an American software company.

All are welcome at our meetings: do please pass this message on. I hope to see you there.

Best wishes

Ben

Ben Ferrett
Secretary, Warwickshire Fabian Society

Monday, 16 December 2013

Diary Dates for 2014

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Dear all

I just wanted to let you know the dates of our next two Warwickshire Fabians meetings:

Thursday 27 February 2014: Neena Gill, former Labour MEP for the West Midlands and the top-ranked candidate on Labour’s list for the May 2014 European Parliament election.

Thursday 27 March: Paul Bickley, Senior Researcher at the think tank Theos (
http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/), will talk on the relationship between religion and left-wing politics.

Time and venue: Both of these meetings will run from 7:30 to 9 pm and will be held at 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN.

I will be posting more details nearer the time. For now, please just make a note of the dates.


You might also be interested in attending the national Fabian Society’s New Year Conference in London on Saturday 25 January 2014. The keynote speaker is Ed Balls, and more details are here:
http://www.fabians.org.uk/events/new-year-conference-2014/. Steve Birkett and I will be going: Based on past experience, these are very lively and stimulating events.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,

Ben

Ben Ferrett
Secretary, Warwickshire Fabian Society

Monday, 2 December 2013

Photos from our November 2013 meeting with Mike O'Brien

Mike O'Brien with Steve Birkett, Chair of the Warwickshire Fabian Society

L to R: Ben Ferrett (Secretary), Mike O'Brien, Steve Birkett (Chair), Mary Webb

Mike O'Brien addressing the Warwickshire Fabians on the NHS
 
[All photographs were taken by Pat Joyce]

Monday, 18 November 2013

Meeting on the NHS with Mike O’Brien: Thursday 28 November

Details of our next Warwickshire Fabians speaker meeting are as follows:

TITLE: “
The NHS: What they have done and what we need to do

SPEAKER: Mike O’Brien,
Labour's candidate in North Warwickshire for the 2015 general election

DATE: Thursday 28 November 2013

TIME: 7:30 pm (to 9 pm)

PLACE: 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN.




Speaker biography: Mike O’Brien is
Labour's candidate in North Warwickshire for the 2015 general election, where he is currently campaigning against the privatisation of the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton. A barrister by profession, he was MP for North Warwickshire from 1992 to 2010. During the Labour government, he served as Solicitor General for England and Wales, after which he was, successively, the Minister of State for Work and Pensions, Energy and Health Services.

All are welcome at our meetings. I hope to see you there.

Best wishes

Ben

Ben Ferrett
Secretary, Warwickshire Fabian Society