Upcoming Branch meetings: View, or subscribe to, the Branch calendar

Details of future Branch meetings and social events are available on the Branch’s Google calendar, see below. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at St Anne’s Church 55 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 6AF, UK.

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Details of upcoming meetings are also listed below. :

Meeting Dates:


January 9 – Graeme McCormick. Graeme has campaigned for and spoken in support of land rents at previous SNP Conferences.

‘Annual Ground Rent – a new method of funding public services’

February 14 – Dr Fern Insh

‘An Introduction to #LeaderImage’

March 14 –

April 11 – Professor Tanja Bueltmann ‘The Scottish Diaspora’

May 9 –  Lesley Riddoch ‘The journey to Indyref2’

June 13 – Chris Bambery & George Kerevan

Book launch: ‘Catalonia Reborn: ‘How Catalonia took on the Corrupt Spanish State and the Legacy of Franco

July 11 –

August 8 –

September 12 –

October 10 –

November 14 – Professor Sir Michael Marmot ‘Social Determinants of Health’

December 12 –


December 13 – To be arranged.

November 8Hannah Bardell MP

October 11 – Beatrix Campbell

“End of Equality: neo-liberalism and the new world order”

September 13 – Campaign Against Arms Trade

August 9Gillian Martin MSP

“Understanding the regions who voted No, so we can turn them to Yes!”

July 12 Jolyon Maugham QC, Tax Barrister, Devereux Chambers, Writer of the ‘Waiting for Tax’ Blog. Organiser of the Crowdfunder that enabled the Dublin High Court Article 50 case.

“Brexit, Where Next?”

June 21 Kenny MacAskill, former Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the Scottish Parliament.

“Reflections on a career in Scottish politics and being Cabinet Secretary for Justice in the wake of the Lockerbie bombing”

May 10 – Gordon Guthrie

Winning The Second Independence Referendum: A Manifesto For Scotland In the European Union After Brexit”

Gordon’s eBook on the same topic is available from the Amazon Kindle Store.

April 12 – Paul Kavanagh, writer of the ‘Wee Ginger Dug‘ Blog.

March 8  Professor Manuel Hassassian, Ambassador for Palestine.

February 8 – Chris Bambery, assistant to George Kerevan MP, author of “A people’s history of Scotland” in 2014.

January 11  Stephen Bush, special correspondent at the New Statesman:

2017 and all that: the year ahead



13 December – Members only event

8 November – Graham Campbell, who organised the Africans for Independence campaign in the 2014 referendum and was the Editor of the Scottish Left Review ‘Black Scotland’ edition will be our speaker. We will also have a representative from Black Lives Matter UK.

The Palestinian ambassador had to cancel at short notice. We hope that he will be able to speak at another meeting early in 2017. The Branch would like to thank Graham for agreeing to speak at short notice.

11 October – Gerry Hassan, Writer, commentator and thinker about Scotland, the UK, politics and ideas and Research Fellow in cultural policy at the University of the West of Scotland

13 September – Owen Jones, campaigning journalist and recent interviewer of Mhairi Black MP

6 September– SNP Depute Leader Hustings. Members only.

9 August –  Dr Stephen Mullen, Glasgow University ‘The truth about Glasgow and slavery’

12 July –  Peter Tatchell, renowned Human Rights campaigner

14 June – David Wood, Chair of London Futurists

10 May – Post-Scottish Parliamentary Election Discussion

12 April Susan Brand, Film Editor

Susan will be talking about ‘Women in the media’. Amongst other things, in the UK Susan worked on the BBC 2 BAFTA-nominated series ‘Wonders of the Universe’ and various successful productions for Channel 4, Channel 5, Vice & Al Jazeerah . In the USA, Susan worked for Oscar nominees Jonathan Stack and Rachel Grady, and was a lecturer at New York University.

8 March  Claire Fox, Director of the Institute of Ideas think-tank, will be speaking on issues affecting freedom of expression in British universities & the public sphere generally.

9 February – Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography of the School of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford and social geographer.

12 January –  Angie Zelter, of Trident Ploughshares.

Past meetings:


8 December – Richard Murphy, advocate of People’s QE, economics adviser to Jeremy Corbyn, and expert on countering tax avoidance.

10 November – John McDermott, Financial Times commentator and ex-advisor in the No.10 Downing Street Policy Unit.

13 October –Michael Gardiner, Professor of English at Warwick University and regular contributor to Bella Caledonia. Michael will be talking about British sovereignty and its implications for Scotland. Michael has written numerous books, including ‘Modern Scottish Culture’ and ‘From Trocchi to Trainspotting’ which analyses the work of many Scottish writers – including Muriel Spark, Janice Galloway, James Kelman and Irvine Welsh.