Monday, November 11, 2013

Independent Working-Class Education: Wallsend, Newcastle, 30th November

IWCE Network ( dayschool,

supported also by Labour Heritage

Independent Working-Class Education: can we rebuild the tradition?

10.30-4.30 Saturday 30th November 2013 (registration from 10.00)

Wallsend Memorial Hall, 10 Frank Street, Wallsend, Newcastle NE28 6RN

Close to Wallsend Metro station (15 mins approx from Newcastle Central station; change at Monument for Wallsend)

£6.00 including lunch

Please email to book a place

Short presentations from:


Richard Lewis, author of Leaders and Teachers, groundbreaking study of the Plebs League and WEA in South Wales, on ‘Rivalries and realities in workers’ education’


Lewis Mates, on ‘Ruskin and Central Labour College students in the Durham coalfield, 1909-14’


Hugo Radice, on ‘Imagining socialism: an everyday utopia’


John Stirling and Dave Wray, on the ‘Dig Where You Stand’ initiative


Rob Turnbull on ‘Right for the Rising Sun, Left for Swan Hunter: the Plebs League in the North East of England


Colin Waugh, author of ‘Plebs’: The Lost Legacy of Independent Working-Class Education, on ‘The Ruskin Strike of 1909’


Plenty of time for questions and discussion.


All welcome

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