World Wars and Historical Memory Talk 27 November

Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture 2014

Tariq Ali

‘World Wars and Historical Memory’

6.30pm, Thursday 27th November 2014

 Arts Two Lecture Theatre

Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road, London E1 4NS.

Tariq Ali is a longstanding editor at the New Left Review, and has written over two dozen books on history and politics, seven novels and scripts for stage and screen. He will speak about how history can become distorted, instrumentalised and decontextualised when viewed from the ideological needs of today’s establishments.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

All welcome, but booking is necessary. To reserve your place, go to

(Map and directions:

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 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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