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.
British Socially Committed Art
from the 1930s to the Cold War
Saturday 26th January 2019 at 2pm
Author Christine Lindey will speak about her new book
Please note new venue
RED LION HALL
Basement, Tresham House, Red Lion Square, entrance via Lamb’s Conduit Passage by Conway Hall, Holborn, WC1R 4RE
nearest tube Holborn
Art for All reveals a forgotten or marginalised area of 20th century British art. Read on ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Evan Smith
Buy it from the publisher…
A ground-breaking examination of how the Communist Party of Great Britain helped shape the anti-racist movement in the U.K.
British Communism and the Politics of Race explores the role that the Communist Party of Great Britain played within the anti-racism movement in Britain from the 1940s to the 1980s. 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 ...