What is Communist University?

Communist University is a school organised by the Communist Party of Great Britain and Labour Party Marxists. The event is a “live version” of our weekly paper, the Weekly Worker, and serves as a platform for the thinking left to engage freely in debate and discussion, and to learn from a wide arrange of experienced speakers.

CU is different from the run-of-the-mill schools put on by other left groups, in that plenty of time is allocated to contributions from the floor. Controversial debate is positively welcomed and, needless to say, there are no one-minute time limits. Moreover, critical thinking is encouraged, as can be seen by our impressive list of speakers each and every year.

If you want to have an idea of the wide array of subjects discussed at CU? You’re in luck! You can view our extensive video archive, covering our schools since 2008, over at our video archive.

On top of that, there is the possibility to spend the entire week in our accommodations where you’ll share in camaraderie and the communally prepared meals with communists from the United Kingdom and abroad! Furthermore, we end each CU with our Summer Offensive Meal, an extravagant ending of our annual three-month Summer Offensive fund drive.

Want to keep up to date? Like our Facebook pages for the event, the Weekly Worker and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

CU Spring 2021

From Friday April 30 to Monday May 3 we will holding our first Spring CU. The special theme of this school is ‘Coups, putsches and revolutions’. Check out the CU Spring 2021 page here

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this event will be held online via Zoom.

More information – such as zoom registration and the full list of speakers – will be available soon and will be available on the CU Spring 2021 page. For the latest updates, follow our Facebook page here

The provisional timetable has already been released, you can find it on the CU Spring 2021 page here