Reform and Revolt in the city of dreaming spires

Radical, Socialist and Communist Politics in the City of Oxford 1830-1980
Duncan Bowie
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 ...

The Secret Letters From X to A by Nasrin Parvaz

The Secret Letters from X to A is a compelling historical novel. As any novel of this category many of the events are based on true facts. Nasrin Parvaz is an Iranian refugee activist living in London, UK. She spent 8 years in different prisons in Iran. One of those was located in what used to be the Joint Committee Interrogation Centre and which  is now know as the Ebrat Museum in Teheran where the main facts take place. Read on ...

Rebellious Writing: Marginalised Edwardians and the Struggle for Symbolic Power

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Edited by Lauren O’ Hagan, Cardiff University

This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’ – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). Read on ...