We're saddened that Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, responsible for our renowned local hospitals Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, was yesterday placed in special measures by the regulator Monitor after being rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.Read more
Sunday 4 October / 12 p.m. / Oxford Road, Manchester M14
We still have some seats left on our affordable coach from Cambridge to the national demonstration against austerity at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, called by the Trades Union Congress and the People's Assembly. Tickets are £15 (waged, full-time), £10 (waged, part-time), or £5 (unwaged): please visit our Eventbrite page to book.Read more
Please find below the minutes of our September meeting. Our next monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 September (not the usual first Wednesday of the next month) at 7.30 p.m., at the CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD or a wheelchair-accessible venue to be confirmed.Read more
Thursday 17 September / 7.30 p.m. / Friends' Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BA
Our friends in Cambridge Left Unity and Cambridge rs21 – under the label of a still-wider Cambridge Left Forum – have organized an open meeting, Corbyn: What Next?, where we can discuss what we can do together in Cambridgeshire to realize the themes of Jeremy Corbyn's extraordinary, irresistible anti-austerity campaign for leadership of the Labour Party. We'll discuss what we can do 'to defend our public services, to campaign for the living wage, to make sure everyone has a decent home, and to fight spiralling inequality.'Read more
Wednesday 16 September / 7 p.m. / Keynes Hall, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
This Wednesday our friends in Cambridge Left Unity will show the 2014 film Agorá by Yorgos Avgeropoulos, documenting and analysing the Greek crisis – where severe austerity has brought unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and resurgent fascism – as it develops from 2010. The film will be followed by a discussion with Greek activists from the Antarsya coalition and the new Popular Unity party. Admission is free.Read more
Wednesday 2 September / 7.30 p.m. / CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Everyone's welcome at our monthly meeting, in the basement room at the CB2 Bistro. As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the draft which circulated on our mailing list last week.Read more
Wednesday 19 August / 7.30 p.m. / 82 Akeman Street Community Room, Cambridge CB4 3HG
As announced on the mailing list last week, we're holding a special meeting tonight to plan for the rest of the year and to discuss the direction of the group: that is, how we can avoid the Cambridge People's Assembly becoming another local campaign group and make sure it's an instrument that other groups can use as needed! This will be an open discussion without an agenda.
Please notice the new, wheelchair-accessible venue.