History events & news at 2 November

Including  Institute of Historical Research Seminars and Conway Hall Ethical Society talks – see below.

Tuesday 6 November. 7pm. The birth of Billy Elliot land

Talk by  Maureen Taylor-Gooby for North East Labour History Society

Old George Inn, Bigg Market, Newcastle

http://nelh.net/event/first-tuesday-maureen-taylor-gooby-the-birth-of-billy-elliot-land

Wednesday 7 November. 2pm.  Joseph Arch: agricultural trade unionist and MP

Talk by Martin Empson on the topic “The trodden worms, which had so long writhed under the iron heel of the oppressor, were turning at last… The sore stricken, who had brooded in sullen anger over their wrongs, were rising to strike in their turn.”

February 2019 marks the centenary of the death of Joseph Arch. Arch was the leader of the first period of mass agricultural trade unionism in England in the 1870s, when the newly formed National Agricultural Labourers’ Union fought a series of major confrontations over pay and working conditions. Empson, is author of ‘Kill all the gentlemen’: class struggle and change in the English countryside,

Working Class Movement Library, Salford

Thursday 8 November. 10am-7.30pm. What’s Happening in British Black History 9?

Kwaku Disrupting African British Histories?

Kandace Chimbiri The Story of the Windrush
Jeff Green Black Americans in Victorian Britain Ryan Hanley Beyond Slavery and Abolition: Black British Writing, c.1770–1830

Ade Solanke. The Court Must Have a Queen: Staging African Tudors at Hampton Court.
Rex Obano. Listening to Black British Historical Drama: “The Moors of England” on Radio 3
Hassan Abdulrazzak, Lauren Johnson and Nadia Nadif
(Re)creating Catalina, the Forgotten Moor of Tudor England.

Peggy Warren and Joan Welsh. ‘Engaging with my history makes me free to be me’: Black British and Black Caribbean Women’s stories of escaping professional exploitation and limitations in the NHS
Clare Anyiam-Osigwe. Windrush Stories: then and now
Wendy Webster. The Windrush Generation and the Second World War

Beverley Cooper-Chambers. Fictive Kin, Windrush families and Television drama – a new approach.
Janet Couloute). Are you part of the exhibit? The experience of a Black Gallery Guide and the Promotion of Forgotten Art Histories
Lisa Williams. Black History Education in Edinburgh
Tony Warner. Black History Walks: Health and Education

Panel: Final Thoughts and Reflections on the Day

6.30 -7.30 Reception and Book Launch

Senate House, London.

To book in advance go to Book Now

 Friday 9 & Saturday 10 November. Women, Work and Activism

Conference supported by the Gender and the Labour & Society Research Groups.

Great North Museum, Newcastle

To register go to:

https://webstore.ncl.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-humanities-social-sciences-hass/school-of-english-literature-language-and-linguistics/women-work-activism-conference

Tuesday 13 November. 6pm. William Morris in the North

Talk by John Stirling about Morris’s support for striking Northumberland miners and talk on Art & Labour at the Tyne Theatre.

Lit & Phil, Newcastle

Places are free and bookable at the Lit & Phil on 0191 232 0192.

10 November. Windrush 70th & NHS 70th Celebration Event

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-windrush-70th-nhs-70th-anniversary-tickets-50788870880?aff=eac2

Monday 12 November. Social Founders: stories, history and legacy of some of the many founders who created the Voluntary Sector we know today.

Talk by Caroline Diehl (Chair of Social Founder Network and Founder of Media Trust)

Voluntary Action History Society seminar at Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E

Saturday 17 November. 2pm The Legacy and Lessons of 1968

Talks by Mike Makin-Waite and David Parker

Socialist History Society Public Meeting

Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU (nearest tube Farringdon)

Download a leaflet…

Wednesday 28 November. 7pm. Engels before Marx

Inaugural Annual Engels Memorial Lecture by Professor Terrell Carver

Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London,  EC1R 0DU

Marx Memorial Library and Working Class Movement Library Salford

Tickets price £5 (£3 concessions) are available in advance here.

Friday 30 November. 7.30pm. This Evil Thing – play about conscientious objectors

January 1916: Bert Brocklesby is a schoolteacher and preacher at his Methodist chapel; Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest philosophers of his time. With the advent of military conscription their worlds are about to be turned upside down.  Telling the story of Britain’s WW1 conscientious objectors, This Evil Thing, is a one-man show written and performed by Michael Mears

Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Tickets price £7 (£6 concessions) are available via www.trybooking.co.uk/GRY or www.trybooking.co.uk/4522, or on the door.

Tuesday 4 December. 7pm. North East Labour History Society Christmas Social

Will feature Peter Brabban’s historical quiz with entertainment from Appletwig Songbook performing their arrangements of traditional mining songs. Appletwig have a strong folk/roots and jazz feel using everything from gospel, blues, rock and world music influences. Here’s their version of The Collier’s Rant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXggjS4Qt5E

Bridge Hotel, Newcastle

Institute of Historical Research Seminars

Society seminar at Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E

Monday 5 November. 5.30pm. The Other Spirit of ’45: War, Empire and the Attlee Governments

John Newsinger for Socialist History

Tuesday 6 November. 5.15pm. The Revolution comes to Hampshire: Black Revolutionaries in an English Castle, 1796-1800

Abigail Coppins for British Maritime History

Thursday. 8 November. 5pm.
Science at the end of empire: experts and the development of the British Caribbean, 1940-62

Sabine Clarke for Britain at Home and Abroad since 1800

Thursday. 8 November. 6pm. The “Blackamoor” Statue: symbol of commercial bounty and the slave trade

Patrick Eyres for History of Gardens and Landscapes

Monday 12 November. 6pm. Social Founders: stories, history and legacy of some of the many founders who created the Voluntary Sector we know today.

Caroline Diehl (Chair of Social Founder Network and Founder of Media Trust) for Voluntary Action History

Thursday, 15 November. 5.30pm.
A Question of Sanctions: C.L.R. James, the International African Friends of Abyssinia, and the Independent Labour Party during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, 1935-36.

Theo Williams for History Lab

Wednesday 21 November. 5.30pm. Reservations: Built Environments and Colonial-Era Categories in Nigeria, 1920-1960

Tim Livsey for Metropolitan History

Thursday 22 November. 5pm. We Refugees? Redefining Britain’s East African Asians

Saima Nasar for Britain at Home and Abroad since 1800

Monday 26 November. 6pm. The Big Society in the First World War

Sean Creighton for Voluntary Action History

Thursday 29 November. 5.30pm. Kith & (S)kin: From Imperialism to Transnational White Nativism on the British Radical Right, 1945-67.

Liam J. Liburd for History Lab

Institute of Historical Research Seminars

Society seminar at Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E

Monday 5 November. 5.30pm. The Other Spirit of ’45: War, Empire and the Attlee Governments

John Newsinger for Socialist History

Tuesday 6 November. 5.15pm. The Revolution comes to Hampshire: Black Revolutionaries in an English Castle, 1796-1800

Abigail Coppins for British Maritime History

Thursday. 8 November. 5pm.
Science at the end of empire: experts and the development of the British Caribbean, 1940-62

Sabine Clarke for Britain at Home and Abroad since 1800

Thursday. 8 November. 6pm. The “Blackamoor” Statue: symbol of commercial bounty and the slave trade

Patrick Eyres for History of Gardens and Landscapes

Monday 12 November. 6pm. Social Founders: stories, history and legacy of some of the many founders who created the Voluntary Sector we know today.

Caroline Diehl (Chair of Social Founder Network and Founder of Media Trust) for Voluntary Action History

Thursday, 15 November. 5.30pm.
A Question of Sanctions: C.L.R. James, the International African Friends of Abyssinia, and the Independent Labour Party during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, 1935-36.

Theo Williams for History Lab

Wednesday 21 November. 5.30pm. Reservations: Built Environments and Colonial-Era Categories in Nigeria, 1920-1960

Tim Livsey for Metropolitan History

Thursday 22 November. 5pm. We Refugees? Redefining Britain’s East African Asians

Saima Nasar for Britain at Home and Abroad since 1800

Monday 26 November. 6pm. The Big Society in the First World War

Sean Creighton for Voluntary Action History

Thursday 29 November. 5.30pm. Kith & (S)kin: From Imperialism to Transnational White Nativism on the British Radical Right, 1945-67.

Liam J. Liburd for History Lab

This series of talks is part of the Heritage Lottery-funded project Victorian Blogging that will see our collection of over 1,300 nineteenth-century pamphlets digitised and made freely available online. Click on title to book a seat.

7 November. The Elimination of Slavery from the Whole World: Problems of Anti-Slavery in Victorian Britain – Dr Joseph Kelly

14 November. Marx, Morris and Utopia – Dr Gregory Claeys

21 November. Blasphemy, the Individual and the State: From Historical Flashpoint to Contemporary Grievance – Prof. David Nash

28 November. Annie Besant and the Liberal, Radical, Socialist and Feminist Opposition to Birth Control in the Nineteenth Century – Deborah Lavin

5 December. The End of the Wild World Web? Internet Freedom in the Twenty-First Century – Viv Regan of Spiked

News

Journey for Justice is 5 years old

For latest news see

https://journeytojustice.org.uk

Newport’s Chartist Walking Trail

It follows in the footsteps of a group of Chartists who marched to Westgate Hotel in 1839, demanding democratic rights, with many losing their lives in the bloody battle that followed.

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/17005348.our-chartist-heritages-chartist-walking-trail-officially-opened-by-cllr-debbie-wilcox/

Wales, the industrial revolution and the slave trade

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/uncomfortable-truth-wales-industrial-revolution-15272677

The Importance of Historic Parks

The latest edition of ‘Heritage Online Debate’ features practitioners exploring how they champion and conserve the legacy of historic public parks and ask how to ensure sustainable futures for these leisure spaces: https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/debate

 

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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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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