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January 2019

Friends of Gateshead Archive: Inaugural Meeting following Heritage Lottery success

January 18 @ 10:30
Wailes Room, Gateshead Library
Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead, NE8 4LN

Following the success of their Heritage Lottery application, the first meeting of the Friends of Gateshead Archive (FoGA) Steering Group wiil be held in January. Please feel free to attend these meetings, which will happen once a month, and get a chance to hear what’s going on and to contribute to the events and activities they will be running over the project and in the future. Please let Magggie Thacker know if you’re planning to come to the first meeting…

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Newcastle University: Holocaust Memorial Day, the Roma Holocaust and the genocide in Bosnia in the 1990s

January 25 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Room G.08 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne,

From Peter Sagar. On Friday 25th January 2019, there is a major Holocaust Memorial Day event I would like to invite you to. Part of the Newcastle HMD programme, it should be of  particular interest to anybody who is interested in the Roma Holocaust and the genocide in Bosnia in the 1990's. and to those interested in the Roma and Bosnian communities in Newcastle today. Participants to this event will go on 'a journey' from eastern Europe, from Czech Republic, from…

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February 2019

First Tuesday: Liz O’Donnell will talk about ‘A Bridge Across the Seas’. Newcastle Migration Hostels for Boys and Young Women, 1927-37

February 5 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

The economic slump and high unemployment following the First World War led to the Empire Settlement Act in 1922, the first time government had directly been involved in encouraging migration to the Dominions. Not only could migration reduce the number of unproductive and dependent people at home, it also served an imperial agenda, by strengthening common racial and national bonds across the Empire. In Newcastle. local politicians and philanthropists responded by establishing two migration hostels in the late 1920s, to…

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March 2019

First Tuesday: Dr Joan Allen will talk about: Progressing democracy: the Jarrow Land and Labour League, 1880-1887

March 5 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Details to be added

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April 2019

First Tuesday: Joe Redmayne, The Post-War Labour Unrest 1919 – 1921: The Consolidation of Socialism and the transition from Syndicalism to Communism in the Durham Coalfield

April 2 @ 19:00

Details of Joe's talk to follow. Joe Redmayne is and MA student at Newcastle University

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