Before I depart on my summer vacation, I should like to draw attention to two important events while I am away:

1. Red Star Festival, Marx Memorial Library, 31 July – 2 August, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU. A weekend of debate, discussion, comradeship and fun. Book your place at

2. Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leadership front runner

Tuesday 4 August 2015, 7pm, Croydon TUC, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD

No need to book, just turn up.

There is no Communist University in South London in August. We are holding a planning meeting in September and classes resume in October – both on the first Tuesday of the month, 7 pm at Ruskin House