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.
A Socialist History Society publication
Danny Reilly & Steve Cushion
Buy a copy of Telling the Mayflower Story: Thanksgiving or Land Grabbing, Massacres & Slavery?
£4 including p&p [£5 outside UK]
You will be able to pay by cheque or by PayPal
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 ...
A Conference at Birkbeck, University of London
1-2 June 2019
Among the many challenges facing the new, or enlarged, nation-states that arose on the territories of the former empires of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in 1918, few were as vexing or complex as the ‘minorities question’. Across this mosaic of geopolitical boundaries, what the Czech philosopher Tomáš Masaryk emphatically termed ‘New Europe’, thousands of disparate communities suddenly discovered that they now existed as minorities, often in areas adjacent to their designated homelands. Read on ...
Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Speaker Ian Bullock author of Under Siege The Independent Labour Party in Interwar Britain
2pm Saturday 16th March
Red Lion Hall, Basement, Tresham House,
Red Lion Square, entrance via Lamb’s Conduit Passage beside Conway Hall,
Holborn, WC1R 4RE
During the period between the two world wars, the Independent Labour Party was the main voice of radical socialism in Great Britain. Read on ...
A Feminist Perspective, by Greta Sykes
The talk offers some thoughts on early matriarchic societies and the people’s attitude to nature. The influences bringing about change towards patriarchic ones over many centuries will be explored.
Group work and questions offer the opportunity to debate the issues.
Haringey Green Party
Monday, 18th February 2019 at 7.30pm
Penang Satay House,
9, Turnpike Lane, N8 DEP
Greta Sykes id Co-chair of the Socialist History Society and author of “Under Charred Skies” [AuthorHouseUk, 2015] – it may be obtained here… Read on ...
Radical Publisher of High Holborn
An illustrated talk by Deborah Lavin
On Edward Truelove (1809-99), defender of free speech, assassination of tyrants, birth control, women’s rights, republicanism and freethought
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 7.15pm
(Doors open at 6.45pm)
Camden Local Studies & Archives Centre
2nd Floor, Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA
Admission Free Read on ...