Monthly Archives: August 2016

Social Histories of the Russian Revolution

A year-long series of monthly discussion meetings, timed to take place during the run-up to the centenary of Russia’s revolutions of 1917. Birkbeck, University of London Full programme and further information:  https://socialhistories1917.wordpress.com The organisers William Dixon, Brendan McGeever, Simon Pirani write: … Continue reading

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History Events & News at 28 August

Croydon’s Library Heritage Using the 1931 opening of Norbury Library I discuss the pioneering role of Croydon’s Libraries and its significnace for the future. http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/lets-protect-croydons-pioneering-libraries Samuel Coleridge Taylor Network website Updated today and includes Newsletter 44 – August Thursday 22 … Continue reading

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Radical Clapham and Lambeth Heritage Festival – September

Tuesday 20 September. 7pm. Clapham’s Radical and Mutual Past I will be giving a talk about Clapham’s involvements in radical, Chartist, labour and socialist politics as well as mutual organisation in friendly societies and trade unions in the 19th and … Continue reading

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Council seeks more volunteers for libraries

Stimulated by researching the opening of Norbury Library in 1931 see my posting on protecting Croydon’s pioneering libraries at: http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/lets-protect-croydons-pioneering-libraries We may not know the outcome of the Library Review until the end of the year according to Allan Nimmo, … Continue reading

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News about Unhappy Croydon at 27 August

Croydon – An Unhappy Place The results of a recent survey by Rightmove are a challenge to the Council’s Ambition programme, and to all those who believe that Croydon is a good place to live. It may be for them, … Continue reading

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Croydon Events at 27 August

Friday 2 & Saturday 3 September. Public display of new Ashburton Park Library Plans http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/first-chance-to-view-council-s-plans-for-1-million-revamp-of-croydon-library/story-29646386-detail/story.html Tuesday 6 September. 6.30pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee The Committee will question Simon Hall, Cabinet member for Treasury and Finance, a report on the state … Continue reading

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History Events & News at 9 August

Saturday 13 August. 3-4.30pm. Living Histories: An Audience With Altheia Jones-Lecointe – A Lifetime In Black Power Politics And Science  Altheia Lecointe-Jones: a former leading light of the British Black Panther Movement, Mangrove Nine Defendant, Scientist, Medical Doctor, Grandmother, a Septuagenarian … Continue reading

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