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April 2018

A Mini-Season of Film Screenings. Post-Work: Framing Labour in Post-Industrial Europe

April 22 - May 1
Side Cinema & Newcastle University

Newcastle University’s Labour & Society History research strand would like to invite you to a mini-season of films addressing the dramatic transformation of employment in Europe over the last half a century. The first one explores the current situation within post-industrial communities. The second confronts us with the difficulties of representing and reflecting on the meaning of labour and how this has changed over time. The last session deals with the present realities of those expelled from the world of…

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May 2018

First Tuesday: Matt Perry will talk about Ellen Wilkinson, her Politics and Religion

May 1 @ 7:00 pm
North East Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Dr Matt Perry is author of Red Ellen Wilkinson published in 2014. This study delves beyond the familiar image of Ellen Wilkinson as the leader of the Jarrow Crusade. It has unearthed new evidence to provide a richer understanding of her remarkable achievements, her acquaintances and her witnessing of history’s great turning points. Ellen Wilkinson’s 1945 campaign leaflet From a humble background, she has ascended to the rank of Minister in the 1945 Labour government, Yet she was much more…

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A Northumbria University Event, ‘Wild’ War One – A Symposium Concerning World War One and the Environment

May 3 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

There are 80 spaces and registration is open now. This is a free public event. Programme: 1.30-1.40: Welcome 1.40-2.10: Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria University): The haunting landscapes of WW1 in literature 2.10-2.40: Hanna Smyth (DPhil Student, Oxford): Sacred Ground: The relationship between Imperial War Graves, Commission Sites and their Landscapes 2.40-3.00: Q&A 3.00-3.30: Tea, coffee and networking 3.30-4.00: Dr Leona Skelton (Northumbria University): The Impact of World War One on the Environmental Regulation and Fisheries of the River Tyne 4.00-4.30: Prof.…

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Huddersfield University: Conference on Labour & Nationalism

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
University of Huddersfield, 5th Floor of Oastler Building, Queensgate
Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Coffee served from 9.00 am. Conference starts at 9.30 am and closes at c. 5.30 pm. Confirmed papers Thomas Stewart ‘The Labour Party and the rise of Scottish Nationalism in Dundee since the 1990s’ Emmett O’Connor ‘Labour, Britain and Ireland: Colonization and Mental Colonization’ Adrian Grant, ‘James McCarron, 1851-1918: Irish nationalist and defender of British trade unions in Ireland’ Catherine Healy, Trinity College Dublin on Irish female immigrants and the threat of domestic warfare James Curry ‘The Labour and National…

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Tyne & Wear May Day March, Rally & Social

May 5 @ 11:00 am
Bandstand, Exhibition Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
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June 2018

First Tuesday: Peter Brabban will talk about The Radicalisation of Oxfam

June 5 @ 7:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Peter Brabban at Newcastle Airport with the emergency supplies for Rwandan refugees in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He travelled with the supplies and a party of journalists to witness the condition of the refugees. 2018 began with Oxfam making a bold statement: LAST YEAR, 82% OF WEALTH CREATED WORLDWIDE WENT TO THE RICHEST 1%. In the same year, 25 million people were in slave labour. Millions more worked long hours on low pay, just to earn enough to…

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‘Why Marx Matters’: Professor Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway)

June 5 @ 7:00 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

Marx addressing the First International A Public Lecture on ‘Why Marx Matters’ will be given by Professor Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway). This is part of a series of talks organised by Bigg Books and the Newcastle Philosophical Society, for more information go to www.newphilsoc.org.uk (£4 entry, free for students and unwaged).

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July 2018

Second Tuesday: Ed Waugh, North East History and Contemporary Popular Culture

July 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Miners’ Hall, Redhills, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE
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September 2018

First Tuesday: Rosie Serdiville, The Battle of Stockton

September 4 @ 7:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

A new community group has been set up to commemorate a historic episode in the life of Stockton-on-Tees. The Battle of Stockton Campaign (BoS) aims to immortalise the events of September 10th 1933 in the imagination of the town. On this day, local people repelled the infamous British Union of Fascists (BUF). Their foot soldiers, known as ‘blackshirts’ marched on the town in a bid to recruit new members. BoS Chair, Sharon Bailey explains; “Stockton was an ideal town for…

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North East Labour History Society AGM. Speaker, Hilary Wainwright

September 11 @ 7:00 pm
North East Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Details of Hilary's talk to be added.

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