Communist Corresponding Society

About us

The Communist Corresponding Society is a Marxist discussion group. We host regular public meetings in Oxford, and we have members in a few other places too. The topics we discuss are not confined to the narrow and artificial limits of ‘politics’ as the bourgeoisie understands it: we seek to develop Marxist approaches to questions ranging from economic theory to prehistoric burial practices, from genre fiction to law, from democratic ways of organizing to the reasons why people believe in flying saucers. We draw on multiple strands of Marxist and leftist thinking, and we aren’t always in a rush to nail down definitive answers. At a time when the perspectives for socialist change seem unclear and debatable, the CCS seeks to encourage discussion, analysis, self-education, and self-clarification.

We see ourselves as part of a plural socialist movement, within which no individual person and no organization can claim to carry out all the different kinds of work that socialists and communists could usefully be engaging in. Other people and other groups are making other contributions, and we salute them for it; this is the contribution we feel able to make. Anyone who would like to join in is invited to contact us.

Public meetings in Oxford

Brexit: archaic techniques of ecstasy
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 17 January
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Shamanism: taking back control
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 24 January
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Tithe, timber, and the persistence of the ancien régime
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 31 January
Oxford Town Hall (St Aldates)

Hegelian dialectics and the prime numbers (part 2)
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 7 February
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Christopher Caudwell (1907–1937) and ‘the sources of poetry’
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 14 February
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Television: remote control
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 21 February
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Fascism and populism: can you spot the difference?
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 28 February
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

The epos of everyday life
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 7 March
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

CCS contacts

@CCSoc on Twitter

@oxfordccs on Facebook

Email the CCS

External links

The Marxists Internet Archive