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May 2019

Sunderland Community Lectures 2019

May 22 @ 14:00 - August 21 @ 14:00
University of Sunderland’s Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, St Peter's Way
Sunderland, SR1 3SD

Why waste a day in the house?  Woodwork paints itself if you leave it long enough….Your son will do the ironing….Gardens benefit from neglect and abandonment….Someone else will do the cooking…. What else can you do…? Come along to the Sunderland Community Lectures which are running throughout Summer 2019 and which are themed around “Crossings” because of the opening of the new cable-stayed Northern Spire Bridge The Sunderland Community Lectures are free. They are on Wednesday afternoon in the University…

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NELHS Event, Tantobie Community Centre, Peter Brabban: The War came early to Sleepy Valley

May 24 @ 18:00
Tantobie Community Centre, The Playing Fields
Tantobie, DH9 9TJ
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Various Venues: Carrying David, Ed Waugh’s newest play about NE boxer Glenn McCrory and his brother David

May 31 @ 14:30 - June 9 @ 19:30
Various North East Venues
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June 2019

Newcastle University: Annual Chartism Day Conference 2019

June 1 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Room 2.16. Armstrong Building, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QB

Chartism 2019 - Booking Form 9.00–9.15           Registration.  9.15–9.30          Introduction and Welcome (Joan Allen and Richard Allen, Newcastle). 9.30–10.15         Tom Scriven (Manchester). ‘Chartism's electoral strategy and the bifurcation of Radicalism’. 10.15–11.00       Joan Allen (Newcastle). ‘Chartist trials, 1839: Revisited’. Break 11.30–12.15       Mike Greatbatch. (Independent). ‘William Parker: A Chartist Life’. 12.15-13.00        Joe Stanley (Sheffield Hallam). ‘Protest and Popular Politics amongst the Yorkshire Miners, 1786-1839’.  Lunch 2.00–3.00           Keynote Lecture: Robert Poole (UCLAN). ‘Peterloo and Chartism’ - title tbc  3.00–3.45          …

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NELHS First Tuesday: Andy Clark will take ‘A historical look at modern apprenticeships: Sigmund Pumps Wartime Apprenticeship Scheme’

June 4 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Sigmund Pump Apprentices at a 2016 Reunion In this paper, I will discuss the Gateshead-based Sigmund Pumps Wartime Apprenticeship Scheme. Utilising archive materials and new oral history interviews with five wartime apprentices, I will examine the impact of the apprenticeship scheme on those involved. The Sigmund scheme was unique in that it was based on a more modern approach to skill training than was common in engineering at the time; apprentices were paid, they attended college, were trained in a…

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July 2019

NELHS Second Tuesday at Redhills: Huw Beynon will speak on “‘The Little Dictator’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’: The NUM Durham Area at a time of Nationalisation and Cold War”

July 9 @ 19:00
The Miners’ Hall, Redhills, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE

Huw is Emeritus Professor of Social Science at Cardiff University.

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September 2019

NELHS Annual General Meeting, Newcastle Lit & Phil. John Newsinger, Hope lies in the Proles: George Orwell and the Left

September 10 @ 19:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

John is Professor of History at Bath Spa University

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October 2019

NELHS First Tuesday: Susan Lynn will talk about, Nails, Chains & Revolution, Crowley’s ‘Semi-socialistic experiment’ in 18c Winlaton

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

Crowley’s works at Winlaton dominated the iron trade in the 18th. Century. Joseph Cowen jnr. said ‘The semi-socialistic experiment of Crowley was interesting both politically & industrially’ and this talk looks at some aspects of Crowley’s works and their effect on the village of Winlaton. The last chain forged in the village in 1966 Sir Ambrose & Lady Mary Crowley The last remaining blacksmith's forge at Winlaton

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