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January 2022

Morpeth Methodist Church: John Stirling will talk about William Morris

January 29 @ 10:00 - 12:30
Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace
Morpeth, NE61 1HU

From Joanna Keith at the Workers Educational Association   We are putting on a course about William Morris in the Morpeth Methodist Church on Saturday 29 January from 10.00am to 12.30 pm. The speaker is John Stirling (Vice-Chair of the William Morris Society and NELHS Committee Member). There is a fee of £8.00, reductions available.  If any of your members in Morpeth (or anyone from North Tyneside, Newcastle or Northumberland)  are interested they can enrol onto the course through this web…

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February 2022

Gateshead Schools Banner Project

February 15 @ 19:00 - 20:30
To be advised

Lucy Grimshaw (Northumbria University) and Lewis Mates (Durham University) will be talking about using trade union banners for educational purposes at our Zoom meeting on Tuesday 15 February at 7.00pm, based on their recent experience of the Follonsby Miners' Banner Project for schools in the Gateshead area. More information will be available in due course.

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March 2022

Tyneside Irish Centre (Pandemic permitting): Remembering Eileen O’Shaughnessy

March 25 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

Subject to the Covid situation, the Society is hosting a meeting with the Orwell Society at the Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle on Friday 25 March at 7.00pm when Sylvia Topp will be in conversation with North East History editor, Rosie Serdiville about her recently published biography of Eileen O'Shaughnessy, Eileen: The Making of George Orwell. Eileen was born in South Shields in 1905, married George Orwell in 1936 and sadly died in a Newcastle hospital at the relatively young…

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