for different dates and places
in no particular order.
Scroll down to see the lot.
Some previously notified at previous listings post.
Speaker: Captain Josh Selfe
All welcome, free, just turn up.
7.30pm Buffet 8pm Talk
Epicentre, West St E11 4LJ
Monday 8 October Rupa Huq MP: from lecture room to Parliament: ‘From theory to practice : the difficulties of transitioning from teaching society and politics in the lecture hall/seminar to “doing “ it in Parliament.”
Monday 22 October Marika Sherwood: The beginning of the Cold War in Ghana (Gold Coast) in 1948
Monday 5 November John Newsinger: The Other Spirit of '45: War, Empire and the Attlee Governments
Monday 19 November Daryl Leeworthy Labour Country: Social Democracy's Roots and Possibilities.
Monday 3 December Keith Flett. 50 years since the Pelican paperback of The Making of the English Working Class. Still relevant?
62 Marchmont Street
London WC1N 1AB
Steve Cushion, author of "The Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution", with our third talk in the [social history of revolutions] series, "Workers in the Cuban Revolution".
"To both its supporters and detractors, the Cuban Revolution is almost universally understood as having been won by a small band of guerrillas. This talk turns the conventional wisdom on its head, and argues that the Cuban working class played a much more decisive role in the Revolution’s outcome than previously understood. It contends that significant portions of the Cuban working class launched an underground movement in tandem with the guerrillas operating in the mountains.
"There was widespread working class militant activity, from illegal strikes and sabotage to armed conflict with the state, all of which culminated in two revolutionary workers’ congresses and the largest general strike in Cuban history. Cuban workers not only ensured the triumph of the Revolution, they went on to sustain it during its most difficult periods.
"Steve Cushion is a retired university lecturer living in East London. He is Branch Secretary of the University and College Union (UCU) London Retired Members’ Branch and is on the committees of the Socialist History Society and the Society for Caribbean Studies. He is also Secretary of Caribbean Labour Solidarity (CLS).
Steve is author of The Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution: How the Working Class Shaped the Guerrillas’ Victory, Killing Communists in Havana: The Start of the Cold War in Latin America and Up Down Turn Around: The Political Economy of Slavery and the Socialist case for Reparations. He is joint author, with Dennis Bartholomew, of By Our Own Hands: A People’s History of the Grenadian Revolution. His current research is on German and Italian volunteers who fought in the French Resistance."
On Thursday 22 November from 10am to 5.30pm at the Museum of Wigan Life a full day of
speakers, including Helen Pankhurst (grand-daughter of Sylvia), will celebrate
the centenary of women over the age of 30 voting for the first time.
Tickets price £12 for Wigan residents and £15
for others, including lunch, are now on sale. For more information or to
book contact the Museum of Wigan Life on 01942 828128 or email email@example.com.
Talk at the National Archives
On the 100th
anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst -
great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading
women’s rights campaigner herself - charts how women’s lives have changed over
the last century, offering a powerful and positive argument for the way
forward. Wed 10 October 2018 18:30 – 20:00 BST
The National Archives
Kew TW9 4DU
Head over to our
Suffrage 100 portal to find out what else we’ve got coming up:
The Christopher Hill
The Christopher Hill Memorial Lecture
The inuagural Christopher Hill Memorial
Lecture - Saturday 3 November, National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum -
facebook details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/540752469730850/
George Lansbury Memorial Lecture 2018
George Lansbury Memorial
Lecture on ‘The Legacy of the Struggle for Women’s Suffrage’ by Rachel Reeves
MP might be of interest.
lecture will be at 6.30pm on 22 November 2018 in the Skeel Lecture Theatre at
Queen Mary University of London.
If you would like to attend then full details
can be found and attendance can be booked at:
If you would like to attend then full details can be found and attendance can be booked at:
Surround Springfield 30 April 2019
Why Here? The world’s
first nuclear fuel manufacturing plant, based in a small village near Preston,
carries out civil and military nuclear contracts for facilities across the UK:
Production of nuclear fuel
Storage and processing of waste (including Uranium Hexafluoride DUF6)
Decommissioning of plant and facilities
Through the gates of
the Springfields plant pass a deadly cargo of materials which have fuelled
nuclear bombs, nuclear reactors and nuclear accidents for over 70 years. These
materials pose a radiological and chemical threat to human health and to the
Why Now? The
Government is still pressing forward with its policy of new nuclear power,
despite delays, spiralling costs and even bankruptcy of the major players.
Springfields would play a pivotal role in supplying these and processing the
The hunt for a Geological Disposal Facility (long term radioactive waste dump)
is back on nationwide, with communities in Cumbria being targetted to
‘volunteer’ their back yard for this short sighted ‘solution’ to an intractable
Radioactive material is transported to
and from this site nationally and internationally via road and rail. We are
inviting you to take this same journey to join us in the dirty core of the UK
nuclear industry for a day of protest, information sharing and solidarity.
We plan to surround the site with people dressed as nuclear waste barrels – a
record breaking attempt!
Decommissioning of plant and facilities
The hunt for a Geological Disposal Facility (long term radioactive waste dump) is back on nationwide, with communities in Cumbria being targetted to ‘volunteer’ their back yard for this short sighted ‘solution’ to an intractable problem.
We plan to surround the site with people dressed as nuclear waste barrels – a record breaking attempt!
Labour's First Hundred Days
"It is possible that the next General Election could lead to a Corbyn-led
Network, members of Unite and others are putting on a day school asking
"What would happen in the first 100 Days
of the new government? What would we need to do?"
YOU DIARY. It will be on
17th November at Unite in London.
Please get in touch asap. More information to follow.
"Immigration detention: Get informed and take action"
Tuesday 16th October, 6pm @ University Place Lecture Theatre A, Manchester M16
Join Staff and students at the University of Manchester, Medact Manchester, Manchester Postcolonial Studies Group and These Walls Must Fall to discuss immigration detention and look at what we can do on and off campus to take action.
For more details see https://www.facebook.com/events/2135788096747998/
"Our Nuclear Age - Hope For The Future" Film Evening
Thursday 18th October, 7.30pm @ Jesmond United Reformed Church, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 3AE
A film evening organised by Medact Tyneside. Entrance will be £5 (concessions £3).
Marx @200, Sun 14 October, London
Chadswell Healthy Living Centre
Lower Ground Floor
Harrison Street WC1H 8JF
Updates and new items will be added as they come in.