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

If you would like to be kept informed of upcoming events, email us to be added to our mailing list or follow us on social media.

Signs of the times: astrology in the modern world
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 23 January
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Revolutionary criminal law
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 30 January
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Enforced mediocrity in capitalist production
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 6 February
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Society of the spectacles: a Marxist view of corrective lenses
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 13 February
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Leon Trotsky (1879–1940) and ‘the reduction of poetry to etymology’
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 20 February
Town Hall (St Aldates)

What is the point of universities?
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 27 February
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

Who controls capitalism?
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 5 March
Wesley Memorial Church (New Inn Hall St)

The US primaries and the left
7:30pm – 9pm, Thursday 12 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