Professor Malcolm Chase will be speaking about Thomas Spence and the Land Question at the Socialist History Society (SHS) meeting this coming Saturday.
2pm, Saturday 29 July
Marx Memorial Library,
37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU
Malcolm is Professor of Social History at the University of Leeds. He has written extensively on Thomas Spence, including a recent article ‘The real rights of man: Thomas Spence,Paine and Chartism’ and his first book The People’s Farm: English Radical Agrarianism, 1775-1840 (1988), of which a new edition was recently published. His other books include The Chartists: perspectives and legacies (2015) and Chartism: A New History (2007).
He is Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Labour History and a member of the SHS.
Admission free, retiring collection, all welcome
The Land Question is rising in importance again because of the obscene prices of land created by developers especially in London which makes it more and more difficult for Councils and housing associations to buy land for social or ‘affordable’ housing, and is drastically eroding the supply of employment land sites.
For background information on Thomas Spence see: