Our programme of meetings for 2018

Saturday 28 April 2018:

The Labour Party and the Russian Revolution 1917-31

Speaker: Chris Wrigley

Chris Wrigley is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Nottingham.
His books include several on labour history, including his edited Challenges of Labour: Central and Western Europe 1917-20.

Ordinary Russian Women and the Revolution

Speaker: Dr Sarah Badcock

Sarah Badcock is Associate Professor of History at the University of Nottingham.
Her books include
A Prison Without Walls: Eastern Siberian exile in the last years of Tsarism (OUP). Introduction to the book’s themes on youtube; Russian Home Front in War and Revolution 1914-22: Book 1. Russia’s Revolution in Regional Perspective (edited by Sarah Badcock, Liudmilla G Novikova, Aaron B Retish); Politics and People in Revolutionary Russia: A Provincial History (CUP).

Venue: YMCA International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN

Date: Saturday 28th April 2018, 2-4pm.

5 Leaves Bookshop will be present at the meeting with a bookstall of related literature.

Tea and coffee will be available.

Admission is free but donations will be welcome.

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Saturday 30 June 2018:

Allotments and Agrarian Movements

Speaker: Roger Tanner

Not a trained historian but after 50 years of involvement in Nottingham in politics and trade unionism now able to dig into our radical past. Usually leading guided walks rather than writing, on the Pentrich Revolution, Luddites or Chartists in the town.

Venue: The Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ

Date: Saturday 30th June, 2-4pm. Doors open at 1.30pm.

Northern Herald Books will be present at the meeting with a bookstall of related literature.

Tea and coffee will be available.

Admission is free but donations will be welcome.

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Saturday 10 November 2018:

Frame-breaking and Luddism in Nottinghamshire

Speakers: Julian Atkinson and Roger Tanner

Julian Atkinson served as Regional Secretary of his union, now known as the University and College Union (UCU). He trained as a scientist but developed an enduring fascination for the history of the labour movement.

Roger Tanner is not a trained historian but after 50 years of involvement in Nottingham in politics and trade unionism now able to dig into our radical past. Usually leading guided walks rather than writing, on the Pentrich Revolution, Luddites or Chartists in the town.

Venue: The Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ

Date: Saturday 10th November, 2-4pm. Doors open at 1.00pm.

THIS MEETING WILL BE PRECEEDED BY THE AGM at 1.15pm

Northern Herald Books will be present at the meeting with a bookstall of related literature.

Tea and coffee will be available.

Admission is free but donations will be welcome.

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Future meetings:

Meetings are being planned for 2018 and 2019 on the following provisional subjects:

Chartism in Mansfield; Richard Carlile and his local supporters; Peterloo and links with our locality; the Derby Silk Mill.

Membership:

We welcome new members. You can join at any of our meetings or join from this web site.

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