The Society takes an interest in every aspect of human history from the earliest social formations to modern society, its culture and political activities. We encourage anyone with an interest in our history to join us and participate in our activities. The Society is particularly interested in the struggles of labour, women, progressive and peace movements throughout the world, as well as the movements and achievements of working class communities, colonial peoples, black people, and other oppressed groups seeking social justice, human dignity and liberation.
Mike Makin-Waite and David Parker
Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Saturday 17th November 2018 at 2pm
MARX MEMORIAL LIBRARY
37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU nearest tube Farringdon
FREE TO ATTEND – ALL WELCOME
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Fifty years ago, Czechoslavakia was about to enter a period of ‘normalisation’ following the invasion of that country by the Soviet Union and its allies. Read on ...
Radical, Socialist and Communist Politics in the City of Oxford 1830-1980
Many studies have focused on Oxford University. This unique book tells the story of the progressive politics of the ‘town’. It traces Oxford’s local politics in the context of major events from nineteenth century ‘Reform’ to suffrage and UK socialism’s early years to CND’s rise illustrating how the city’s politics has acted as a minor training ground for future Labour Prime Ministers (Wilson, Blair) and a more substantial one for others such as Godfrey Elton and Richard Crossman. Read on ...
Friday 30th November at 5:30pm
Launch of a Socialist History Society Publication
UCL Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN
admission free, but registration is required…
There will also be a book launch in Plymouth on Monday 3rd December – more details here…
Danny Reilly & Steve Cushion
Colin Prescod Chair of the Institute of Race Relations
In the autumn of 1620 the ship Mayflower, with 102 passengers, landed in North America and started the colonisation of the area that became known as New England. Read on ...
Steve Cushion, Workers in the Cuban Revolution,
23 October 2018, 6:30pm
Marchmont Community Centre, 62 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB.
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. Read on ...