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March 2020

Newcastle University: 2020 Festival of Oral History

March 24 - March 26
Newcastle University

We are delighted to announce the full programme for our 2020 Festival of Oral History, taking place across March 24-26. The festival will focus on the future of oral history, and will include a public keynote lecture by Dr Indira Chowdhury from the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore. The festival will include a number of discussion panels on the future of oral history, promoting discussion among practitioners and teachers on how oral historians can address future…

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Tyne Bank Brewery: Five Centuries of the Tyne

March 24 @ 17:00 - 20:00
Tyne Bank Brewery, 375 Walker Rd, Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2AB

From Leona Skelton, Northumbria University I’ve organised a free Tyne history event with Tyne Rivers Trust at the Tyne Bank Brewery on Tuesday 24 March, 5.00pm - 8.00pm which I think NELHS members could get a lot out of, even though it’s focused on the management of the river first and foremost rather than labour history. Attendees need to register for a free ticket at the following link as places are limited. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/96057070283 This a fun, informal, social event providing an…

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CANCELLED – Jesmond Library: Eileen: The Making of George Orwell

March 27 @ 19:00
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2DL

This meeting has beeen cancelled as part of the measures to limit the Covid 19 outbreak. Eileen: The Making of George Orwell, an interview with biographer Sylvia Topp at Jesmond Library, St. Georges Terrace NE2 2DL on Friday 27 March at 7.00pm This is the never-before-told story of George Orwell’s first wife Eileen O’Shaughnessy, who was born and brought up in South Shields and who shaped, supported, and even saved the life of one of the twentieth century’s great writers.…

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April 2020

CANCELLED – First Tuesday: Janet Allen. The Miners Strike 1984/85 – my role as newly qualified solicitor with Thompsons

April 7 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

This meeting has beeen cancelled as part of the measures to limit the Covid 19 outbreak. Where possible, meetings will be rescheduled once this becomes possible. Notices will appear on this website as soon as this happens. In an effort to defeat the striking miners the government, judiciary and police used the law as a method of reducing the civil liberties of striking miners and their supporters by all possible means. Road blocks were employed to intercept suspected pickets. Those…

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May 2020

CANCELLED – First Tuesday: John Charlton will talk about the 1931 general election

May 5 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

This meeting has beeen cancelled as part of the measures to limit the Covid 19 outbreak. Where possible, meetings will be rescheduled once this becomes possible. Notices will appear on this website as soon as this happens.

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Online History Courses from Ronnie Hanna

May 26 - July 2

Ronnie Hanna has asked us to mention these three online history courses which may be of interest to some of our members and supporters. The courses were originally part of Queen's University Belfast's Open Learning Programme for the spring, which was cancelled due to the current situation. If you are interested, please contact Ronnie at: 26 May:  The American Presidency in the Twentieth Century 29 June:  A City Upon a Hill: The Pilgrim Fathers and America's Puritan Legacy 2…

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June 2020

CANCELLED – Second Tuesday: Nigel Todd will talk about the 1983 general election

June 9 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

This meeting has beeen cancelled as part of the measures to limit the Covid 19 outbreak. Where possible, meetings will be rescheduled once this becomes possible. Notices will appear on this website as soon as this happens.

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August 2020

Janet Allan will talk on The Miners Strike 1984/85 – my role as newly qualified solicitor with Thompsons (by Zoom, link to be circulated)

August 25 @ 19:00
Zoom

Please let us know if you would like to attend this meeting by clicking this link and giving us your email address and name. We will then contact you before the meeting with the Zoom link. In an effort to defeat the striking miners the government, judiciary and police used the law as a method of reducing the civil liberties of striking miners and their supporters by all possible means. Road blocks were employed to intercept suspected pickets. Those arrested…

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September 2020

The Annual General Meeting of the North East Labour History Society, followed by Alex Niven: New Model Island: How to Build a Radical Culture Beyond the Idea of England (by Zoom, agenda and link to be circulated)

September 8 @ 19:00
Zoom

Please let us know if you would like to attend this meeting by clicking this link and giving us your email address and name. We will then contact you before the meeting with the Zoom link. Please note that any member wishing to submit a change to the Constitution (see pages 187 – 188 of the 2019 Journal) must submit a motion in writing to the Secretary by 10 August. The meeting will be followed by a talk by Alex…

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October 2020

Tommy Hepburn: Folk of Jarrow Commemoration on Saturday 10 October at the Joplin Monument at 10.30am.

October 10 @ 10:30
Jobling Memorial, Jarrow

Please note that the planned Memorial Service on the 17 October has been cancelled.

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