Wednesday 19 September. 7pm. Josephine Butler and the “Ladies Campaign” against the Contagious Diseases Acts
Conway Hall – book here…
Thursday 20 September. 7-9pm. Born in Shame – Became a Dame
Described as a politically aware ‘radical health visitor’ in the 1970s, Dame Professor Elizabeth Anionwu has been a trailblazer throughout her professional. Join BCA Chair Dawn Hill CBE in conversation with Dame Professor Elizabeth Anionwu for an intimate reading and conversation about her memoirs and remarkable journey from shame to dame.
Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Square, Brixton
Until Saturday 22 September. ROOTED – Celebrating Windrush Generations
Rooted documents the variety of pioneering ventures undertaken by the Windrush generation as they strove to build their lives, establish businesses and dreams here in UK.
Black Cultural Archives
Tickets are £7 | Book online
Saturday 22 September. 2pm. Political Victims of the Nazis
Talk by Merilyn Moos for Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU
Thursday 27 September. 7pm. Colonialism and Slavery in Popular Culture Today
Memorial 2007 Annual Lecture by Afua Hirsch, author, journalist, broadcaster and former barrister. Author of Brit(ish): (2018). Writes a column in the Guardian, and broadcasts etc on identity, diaspora, socio-economic developments and social justice.
Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, University of London
To request a seat email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 28 September. 8pm. Henry Mayhew: pioneering Victorian Social Explorer
Talk by Chris Anderson
Wandsworth Historical Society, Friends Meeting House, Wandsworth High St, London, SW18
Tayo Aluko‘s Call Mr Robeson in October
Oct 3: Talk @ Black History Group, Preston, Lancashire
Oct 4: Robeson @ Court Theatre, Tring, Hertfordshire
Oct 5: Robeson @ Clapham Library, London
Oct 18: Talk: Counterfire, London
Oct 21: Robeson @ Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Yorkshire
Tuesday 2 October.7pm. Billy Purvis, the First Professional Geordie
North East Labour History Society First Tuesday talk by Dave Harker.
Friday 5 October. 7pm. Spirit of 1968
The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich NR2 1NY
£10 / £5 concessions
To book ring 01603 598646 or on-line from The Garage’s website.
Organised by Norwich and District Trades Union Council
Saturday 6 October. 10.15am–3pm. The Frontier of Control: Workplace Regimes from 19th Century to the 21st Century Gig Economy: Organising the Fightback
Session I: (1) The Alienation of Labour: Marx on the capitalist labour process/Scientific management/origins of productivity bargaining, combine committees, automation, worker’s control. The disguise of exploitation. (2) The fruits of working-class productivity: Our’s for the taking! Session II: Pushing at the Frontiers of Control: control in the workplace/technology/AI/work beyond capitalism.
Swarthmore Centre, 2 – 7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD.
£5 on the day including lunch
To book a place email Keith Venables: email@example.com
Wednesday 10 October. 1-6.30pm Not just Love on the dole: Walter Greenwood and working class writing
Talks, exhibition, here at WCML, and book launch of Chris Hopkins’s new book on Walter Greenwood, as well as the 80th anniversary of the publication of Love on the dole, and 115 years since Greenwood was born.
University of Salford and Working Class Movement Library. Full details and schedule of the great range of talks is at www.wcml.org.uk/WalterGreenwood.
Thursday 11 October. 6.30pm. The Money of the Poor: Financial Inclusion in Historical Perspective
Talk by Professor Rebecca Spang (Indiana University (Bloomington))
Birkbeck, University of London.
Rebecca Spang will use her work on the birth of modern money, and modern politics, during the time of the French Revolution to talk about contemporary monetary innovations like cryptocurrencies and recent policy attempts at addressing inequality. Do low-income individuals benefit by being included in the dominant monetary system, or would they fare better creating their own means of exchange? Author of Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution.
Saturday 13 October. 1918—2018: Propaganda, Revolution and Victory Conference
The School of Culture, University of Sunderland
Keynote speakers: Peter Hart (The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front 1918), Taylor Downing (Secret Warriors: Key Scientists, Code Breakers and Propagandists of the Great War). Talks and exhibitions from: Dr Ingrid Sharp & Dr Corrine Painter (Leeds Uni): Finding the Women: German Revolutionaries 1918/19’; Dr Andre Keil (Sunderland Uni): The Ordeal of Victory: Demobilisation and the Crisis of 1919 in Britain; Dr Sarah Hellawell (ditto) Students in North East England and the Promotion of an International Community after the Great War; Professor Angela Smith (ditto) Sympathy and Suspicion: the state’s surveillance of widows of the First World War; Trevor Thorne (Sunderland Antiquarian Society) will present an exhibition on ‘Sunderland and the Great War’.
Open to all and free, but you will need to book a place through Eventbrite.
For more information and to view the programme see: http://bit.ly/UoS-1918-2018
Saturday 20 October.10.30am– 4.30pm. Seventeenth Essex Conference on Labour History
Talks by Barbara Humphries (Labour Party activist and socialist historian) om the centenary of the right of women over 30 to vote and the struggle for universal suffrage; The 150th anniversary of the formation of the TUC and the achievements of the trade union movement; Stan Newens (former Labour MP and MEP and socialist historian) on the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, his life and his ideas; John Grigg (LP activist and socialist historian) on the centenary of the formation of constituency Labour Parties, Labour’s 1918 constitution and Clause IV.
Jointly sponsored by Labour Heritage, the Essex Labour Campaign Forum and the Cambridge and South & West Essex Co-op Party Council.
The Labour Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2EE.
(adjacent to Witham rail station) from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m
Wednesday 24 October. 2pm. Poetry for a new era: Walt Whitman and British socialism, 1880-1914
Talk by Kirsten Harris at Working Class Movement Library, Salford – www.wcml.org.uk/events.
Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 October. 7.30pm, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Adapted and performed by Neil Gore.
Matinees Thurs 2pm & Sat 3pm
Tara Theatre, Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London
Saturday 3 November. 2pm. Heaven taken by storm: Christopher Hill, Andrew Marvell and the Dissenting Tradition.
The Christopher Hill Memorial Lecture by Professor Justin Champion.
Satuday 3 November. 3pm. Peterloo
Showing of Mike Leigh’s new film Peterloo.
The film will be introduced by John Charlton (North East Labour History Society)
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
You can book your seats at https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events/view/peterloo
John’s article about the great Town Moor demonstration against the massacre, ‘1819: Waterloo, Peterloo and Newcastle Town Moor’ was published in North East History in 2008. I am in discussions to publish it as a History & Social Action Publication for the event.
Wednesday 7 November 2pm. Joseph Arch: agricultural trade unionist and MP
Talk by Martin Empson at Working Class Movement Library, Salford