‘Hot spots’ and ‘Heartlands’

Local histories of Britain’s War Resisters 1914-1918
The SHS will host speaker Cyril Pearce for an online talk at 2pm, Saturday, 24th April.

Free entry, all welcome but registration required:

For a hundred years the received wisdom has been that Britain’s part in the First World War was universally popular and that those who opposed it were at the margin and of no account – eccentric and a little odd. Read on ...


A talk by Katherine Connelly hosted by the SHS On 15th April

About the speaker:
Katherine Connelly is a historian, writer and activist. The author of the biography Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire (Pluto Press, 2013), she most recently edited and introduced Pankhurst’s hitherto unpublished manuscript about her tours of the United States: A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change (Pluto Press, 2019). Read on ...

Video of “A People’s History of Classics”

A talk with Edith Hall and Henry Stead
Hosted by the Socialist History Society

The talk was be based on the book by Hall and Stead of the same name, A People’s History of Classics, Class and Greco-Roman Antiquity in Britain and Ireland 1689 to 1939, which was published in 2020. Read on ...