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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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Tyne Artistry, celebrating local legends: Jack Common, Thomas Bewick John Cunningham and Joseph Skipsey

May 15 @ 2:30 pm
Bewick Room, Newcastle City Library
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
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Tyne Artistry: celebrating local legends in their anniversary years. Join Dr Keith Armstrong for a talk and reading featuring specially written poems and songs to honour Jack Common (1903-1968), Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), John Cunningham (1729-1773) and Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903). Keith will be joined by folk band 'The Sawdust Jacks', who will perform new lyrics for the occasion, and Northumbrian Piper Chris Ormston with a special set of Tyneside tunes. Local History Month.

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When Blyth Spartans’ Women made Football History 100 Years Ago

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Headway arts Centre, Cyprus Gardens
Blyth, NE24 1BY

To celebrate the victory Blyth Spartans 100 years ago a talk will take place at Headway arts Centre, Friday, May 18. There will be two performances at 2pm and 7.30pm. Actress Vik Kay and playwright Ed Waugh will speak. Entry is free. All welcome. Blyth Spartans may have stunned the world of professional football 40 years ago when the team reached the 5th round of the FA Cup but a lesser documented success was when Blyth Spartans Ladies won the…

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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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Historical Walk in South Shields: In the Footsteps of Dr. Thomas Winterbottom

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Old Town Hall, 116 King St
South Shields, NE33 1JE

This walk will follow in the footsteps of Dr. Thomas Winterbottom (1766-1859) With Dr. Malcolm Grady Following a route down King Street, Ocean Road, South Marine Park, Salisbury Place, the Mariner’s Cottages, Westoe cemetery and ending in Westoe Village, our walk will help you learn about Dr. Winterbottom’s association with the important and well-known landmarks that even today play a vital part in the lives of people in South Shields and the wider region. Meet at the old Town Hall…

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After the Referendum: Peter Sagar

June 22 @ 10:00 am
Room G.08 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne,

The European Referendum, coming closely after the appalling murder of Jo Cox, was a watershed moment on the life of our nation. It ushered in a spike in racist hate crimes and seemed to embolden many, who felt that suddenly they could say whatever they wanted and do whatever they wanted without consequences, no matter how destructive or hurtful their behaviour was. Since the events of June 2016, many people have commented that we are living in 'dangerous times'. But…

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