Monthly Archives: October 2016

Black History Events & Notes At 31 October

IHR Seminars November Thursday 3 November. 6pm. Refusing to listen to her voice: The Commonwealth, Mrs Thatcher and South Africa. Sue Onslow (School of Advanced Study, University of London) Monday 14 November. 5.15pm. Negotiation and Conflict in West Africa: The … Continue reading

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Alfred Russel Wallace, socialist and land grabber

Originally posted on thelearningprofessor:
Alfred Russel Wallace is being celebrated as Britain’s forgotten evolutionary scientist, the man who co-discovered the process of evolution through natural selection. The Natural History Museum is currently marking the centenary of his death with a…

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We should celebrate Enid Stacy – socialist, suffrage campaigner, and land settler

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Stacy (after her marriage) on a postcard Enid Stacy was a leading late nineteenth century socialist. She came from Bristol, attended university in Cardiff, became a teacher, was a founder member of the Independent Labour Party,…

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Croydon Planners In Crisis

It appears that Croydon’s planning service has been going through a crisis. This is the explanation by Cabinet member Alison Butler. ‘I appreciate and acknowledge that there has been a recent dip in the time taken to determine planning applications. … Continue reading

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Croydon Diary and General News at 31 October

Friday 4 November. Midnight. Closing date for applications for manager for Crystal Palace Overground Festival 2017. Salary £30k pro rata for a 3 day a week role (21 hours) ( November – July 2017. For details visit http://www.crystalpalacefestival.org Friday 4 … Continue reading

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Croydon Town Centre News at 31 October

Croydon ‘the coolest Borough’ Welcoming the opening of Boxpark Council Leader Tony Newman muses that Croydon is ‘the coolest borough’. Tell that to those who are struggling to pay rising rents, who cannot afford to buy a home, who use … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls Scheme Progress Subject to Scrutiny Review 1 November

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee of Croydon Council will consider the progress being made on the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls at its meeting on Tuesday 1 November and ask questions of Cabinet member Councillor Timothy Godfrey. These are the key … Continue reading

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