General History Evnts & News from 7 February

Tuesday 7 February 7pm.  Reflections on Newcastle 1914 – 1918

Talk by Dr Ben Jones on the HLF funded project.

North East Labour History Society First Tuesday meeting, Old George Inn, Old George Yard, Bigg Market, Newcastle NE1 1EZ

‘Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18’ is a Heritage Lottery funded World War One project, and a collaboration between the Lit & Phil, Northumbria University, Newcastle College and arts organisation November Club.

Through research of archival material by Lit & Phil volunteers and Northumbria University English students in local archives and collections (Lit & Phil, TWAM, Newcastle City Library) and national collections (Imperial War Museum), the project explores the impact World War One had on the intellectual, cultural and social life of Newcastle upon Tyne with a focus on the impact of war on civilian life in Newcastle and how the war shaped (or was integrated into) everyday cultural and intellectual pursuits.

Three free interactive iBooks were developed alongside three city centre walks. Designed by Newcastle College design students, the iBooks take participants on a tour of central Newcastle using fictional characters and narratives to guide the audience, alongside archival material, photography and factual information about the war and Newcastle upon Tyne. Each iBook and walk begins and ends at the Lit & Phil.

Thursday 9 February. 5.30pm. Feeding Europe under British Rationing: Relief Efforts for the Continent after the Second World War

Seminar talk by Kelly Spring (IHR), Senate House.

Thursday 16 February. 6pm. 50th Anniversary of decriminalisation of homosexuality

Talk by Peter Tatchell, about the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967 and the subsequent huge increase in police persecution after 1967. He will also highlight the LGBT reforms that still need to be won.

Boardroom, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Westminster

Register here:

Reflecting on Space and Time

Penny Corfield, author of Time and the Shae of History reflects on space and time in her latest blog postings:


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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