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 ...
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
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 ...
British Socially Committed Art
from the 1930s to the Cold War
Saturday 26th January 2019
Author Christine Lindey spoke about her new book
David Morgan reports:
“Art for All” proved an inspiring talk in January
January can often be a quiet month but our first meeting of 2019 was exceptionally well attended with over 40 people joining us for an excellent talk by Christine Lindey, who is perhaps best known as a writer on art for the Morning Star. Read on ...
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 ...