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

The right to say untrue and damaging things
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 11 October
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Flat earth: a Marxist critique
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 18 October
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Primavera di bruttezza: the rise of the far right in Europe
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 25 October
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

The dream of human life: art in the Italian Renaissance
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 1 November
Oxford Town Hall (St Aldates)

Antisemitism: more geese than swans
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 8 November
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Marcus Aurelius and the self-help movement
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 15 November
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Hegelian contradiction and prime numbers
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 22 November
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Aleksandr Bogdanov (1873–1928) and the general science of organization
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 29 November
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)


CCS contacts

@CCSoc on Twitter

@oxfordccs on Facebook

Email the CCS


External links

The Marxists Internet Archive