Federation of Socialist Societies

The socialist society hosts regular educational and social events in Canterbury, Wellington, and Otago. Our events are open to all and free to attend.

88 Event(s) Found

CSS Public Lecture – Cloud Chasing: The Vaporous World of Modern Technology

December 14, 2022 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Public Lecture

Space Academy

“A simply functional understanding of systems is insufficient; one needs to be able to think about histories and consequences too.…

The Fred Evans Memorial Lecture 2022: Lessons from the Picket Line

November 9, 2022 6:30 pm

Canterbury, Events, Public Lecture

Space Academy

Strikes and the origins of neoliberalism in Aotearoa in the 1970s and 1980s.   The Canterbury Socialist Society is pleased…

Inspiration and Betrayal: The Second International (1889-1914) and its Significance Today

September 28, 2022 6:30 pm

Canterbury, Otago, Other NZ Locations, Public Lecture, Wellington

The New Zealand Federation of Socialist Societies would like to invite the public to our first-ever nationwide online presentation. The…

This New Democracy: The Maritime Strike, Workers, and Politics in 1890s

September 20, 2022 6:00 pm


Bedlam & Squalor

Kia ora, neighbours. We are back for our monthly public talk at the regular haunt, Bedlam & Squalor. $2 Taco's…

WSS Presents – Pt1. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative Online Reading Club

September 4, 2022 11:00 am


WSS welcomes you to our first virtual reading club of 2022. We are starting out with a classic of the…

A Crisis Sown: Origins Of The Housing Crisis In Aotearoa

August 23, 2022 6:00 pm


Bedlam & Squalor

“The landlord demands a rent even for unimproved land, and the supposed interest l or profit upon the expense of…

CSS Public Lecture: Socialism and the Nation – the thought of James Connolly

August 10, 2022 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Public Lecture

Space Academy

"If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the…

Otago Socialist Society Re-Launch Event – William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist

August 6, 2022 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Otago, Public Lecture

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” -William Morris…

Matter, Myth, & Memory

July 10, 2022 6:00 pm

Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

“Change is freedom, change is life. It's always easier not to think for oneself. Find a nice safe hierarchy and…


June 7, 2022 6:00 pm-12:00 am

Film Screening, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

Doors will open at 6:00 pm, and we will begin the screening at 6:30 pm. One of our members will…

Film screening – All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

May 25, 2022 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Events, Film Screening

WEA Canterbury Workers’ Educational Association

"I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and…

CSS Public Discussion – NewLabour & Alliance: Lessons and Legacy

May 11, 2022 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Open Discussion

Space Academy

PLEASE NOTE: Over the winter months we are adjusting our start time by half an hour so that attendees are…

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