The Living Wage and the pursuit of a ‘Revolutionary Policy’

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 ...

Public Meeting – Art for All

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 ...

The Legacy and Lessons of 1968

On 17th November, we had talks from Mike Maikin-White and David Parker on “The Legacy and Lessons of 1968”.

Mike referred to his recently published book: Communism and Democracy. He set out a number of dimensions of the 1968 events – the rebellion against authority and the reinvigoration of the left, the development of a new counter-culture, but also the wider global political context, with the Tet offensive in Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King, the election of Ronald Reagan as governor of California, the return to power of de Gaulle in France, the student movement in Japan, massacres in Mexico and the cultural revolution in China. Read on ...

Political Victims of the Nazis

Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Saturday 22nd September 2018 2.00pm

Speaker:
Merilyn Moos
Chair of the London Retired Members branch of the University and College Union (UCU).
She is author of “Breaking the Silence, Voices of the British Children of Refugees from Nazism“, “Beaten But Not Defeated, Siegfried Moos – A German anti-Nazi who settled in Britain“, and a novel “The Language of Silence“. Read on ...