Marxism 2017


Where will Marxism Festival take place?

Marxism 2017 takes place in the heart of London. The event will mainly be based in Student Central, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY Meetings will also take place in:

• The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL

• The Friends Meeting House, 173-177 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ

These are all very close to tube and mainline train stations.


Tickets booked in advance are cheaper.

Tickets booked before midnight Wed 28 June will be sent out in the post to you.

Tickets booked after midnight Wed 28 June will need to be collected from the Marxism Box Office which will be in Student Central.

You will need your ticket to gain access to all meetings. Please note that possession of a Marxism ticket does not guarantee you entry to any particular meeting or event due to the capacity of the rooms.

To ensure admission to popular meetings please get to the rooms as early as possible. Due to the strict fire regulations we are unable to overfill rooms.


We provide a free crèche with a range of activities available for children of different ages up to 11 years. This must be booked by Monday 19 June.


We can generally arrange free accommodation in London during the event. This is usually "crash pad" type of accommodation on floors and in community centres.

Please note that although we try our best to provide free accommodation to all who need it this is NOT guaranteed and we would encourage those who can to make their own arrangements

All accommodation booked after Monday 19 June will be “crash pad” in the community centre.

Food and drink

The Lunch Box Café, Student Central

This will be open all day during the festival. It will offer a hot bap breakfast, sandwiches and snacks as well as jacket potatoes.

The Gallery Bar, Student Central

This will be open for drinks throughout the day. There will be a hot food service from 12-3pm and 5.30-7pm on Friday and Saturday of Marxism, and from 12-3pm on the Sunday.


You can meet friends and activists from your area at the picnics organised by the Socialist Workers Party local districts. They will take place on the grassy areas in Torrington Square and around the Institute of Education.

Bookmarks Bookshop

Bookmarks Bookshop will be open every day during the Marxism Festival in the Library Bar in Student Central. They will have books by speakers at the event and books that complement meetings and courses.

Look for Bookmarks pop-up stalls throughout the festival and follow them on twitter for daily updates and offers: @bookmarks_books or visit them online at


If you would like to book a stall for your campaign or organisation please email

There will be a charge for stalls.

Disabled Access

We make every effort to ensure that Marxism is accessible for disabled people.

Student Central and the Friends Meeting House are fully accessible.

The Institute of Education is currently undergoing modification. They have requested that people fill in a PEEP for any meeting located in their building. This form will be sent out with all tickets and will be available at the event.