October Events

Tuesday 7 October. 7pm. From Ivory Tower to Activist: Persistent Dissent: Bernard Russell’s response to the War and Conscription & Ramsay MacDonald and World War One

Speakers: Chris Bratcher and John Grigg. Part of Stop the First World War  Oppositions to the Great War series of talks and discussions presented by Conway Hall Ethical Society and the Socialist History Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL.

Sunday 12 October.  International Day for Reparations Related to Colonialism

Activists and academics will discuss the concerns and motivations of diasporic African peoples in London and explicitly tie these concerns and motivations to repairing the wrong of European enslavement, European colonisation, and European neo-colonisation of African and diasporic African peoples. Black Cultural Archives, Brixton. For background on colonial reparations see www.colonialismreparation.org/en. See also http://reparationsscholaractivist.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/the-african-reparations-transnational-community-of-practice-an-innovative-development-in-community-engaged-research-and-scholarship-on-reparations.

Tuesday 14 October. 7pm.  British Labour Movement and the Outbreak of the First World War & Movement Divided, the Labour Movement and the Great War a Case Study The West Riding of Yorkshire

Speakers Willie Thompson and Keith Laybour. A series of talks and discussions. Part of Stop the First World War  Oppositions to the Great War series of talks and discussions presented by Conway Hall Ethical Society and the Socialist History Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL.

Saturday 18 October. The Early Twentieth Century Conflict and Change

Conference for family and local historians. Theale Green School, Church Lane, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 5DA. Organised by Berkshire Family History Society.. Topics inc: military reforms, FWW, education, suffrage, health care and housing, migration, etc. To find out more go to www.berksfhs.org.uk/conference.

Monday 20 October. Closing date for paper proposals for BSECS 44th Annual Conference in Oxford: ‘Riots, Rebellions and Revolutions’ 

6-8 January 2015. St Hugh’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom. The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers of twenty minutes duration, and for ‘alternative format’ sessions of your devising. Proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are very welcome. The plenary speakers at the conference will be addressing the topic of ‘Riots, Rebellions and Revolutions’ and proposals are also invited which address any aspect of this theme. All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to the academic programme co-ordinator, Dr Corinna Wagner academic@bsecs.org.uk. To submit a proposal, please visit www.bsecs.org.uk.

Tuesday 21 October. 7pm. Irish Labour and the First World War 

Speaker John Newsinger. Part of Stop the First World War  Oppositions to the Great War series of talks and discussions presented by Conway Hall Ethical Society and the Socialist History Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL.

Sunday 26 October. 11am-4pm. Northumberland History Fair

This year’s fair is to have a WW1 theme and is to include a number of speakers, including historian Martin Pugh. Woodhorn Museum, Ashington.

Tuesday 28 October. 6pm. 2014 Quakers and Gandhi’s visit to Woodbrooke, 1931

Quaker History talk by William Rhind (Gandhi Foundation). Library, Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BJ.

Tuesday 28 October. 7pm.  The Pankhursts at War & Isabella Ford; a socialist and feminist peace campaigner in World War One

Speakers: Katherine Connelly and June Hannam. Part of Stop the First World War  Oppositions to the Great War series of talks and discussions presented by Conway Hall Ethical Society and the Socialist History Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL. and “The war to end all wars”

Wednesday 29 October, afternoon and evening. Histories of Scottish Sport, Leisure and Tourism

The British Society of Sports History (BSSH), Scottish Network one-day symposium at the Highland Archive Centre, Inverness, in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands. http://scottishleisurehistory.wordpress.com.

Friday 31 October. 7.45pm. Guy’s Hospital and the Caribbean

Jane Bowden-Dan will explore medical links between the Caribbean and London that throw light on the position of blacks in 18th century British society. Was it humanitarian concern or self-interest that led sugar merchants to send ‘Negro Sampson’ to Guy’s Hospital in 1752 for treatment arranged by the leading surgeon, Mr Samuel Sharpe? Lewisham Local History Society. Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way, Lewisham, SE13. Visitors welcome. Donations of minimum £1 invited.

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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