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Coefficients (dining club)

Coefficients (dining club)

The Coefficients was a dining club founded in 1902 at a dinner given by the Fabian campaigners Sidney and Beatrice Webb. It was a forum for the meeting of British socialist reformers and imperialists of the Edwardian era. The group met monthly.

The club's membership included:

In 1903 Russell resigned from the club after a disagreement on the policy of Entente, promoted in a speech by Edward Grey. Russell claimed Entente would lead to war.

The club existed until 1909. Printed minutes of its meetings are held by the British Library of Political and Economic Science.

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