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NELH Monday Meeting. Liz O’Donnell: Radicalism Or Faddicalism? The 19th Century Vegetarian Movement In North-East England

July 8 @ 19:00 - 20:30

What do Pythagoras, Shelley, Keir Hardie, Gandhi, Einstein and Hitler have in common? Was the 19th century vegetarian movement inherently radical, challenging established political and cultural structures, or simply a promoter of a joyless, puritanical way of life, designed to drive down wages for working people? Were vegetarians harmless enthusiasts or a danger to British national identity?

Inspired by the discovery that Newcastle had two vegetarian restaurants in the late 19th century, Liz (herself a vegetarian of over 40 years), has been exploring the movement both nationally and locally. The research underpinning this talk is definitely a work in progress and Liz will welcome debate around the topic.

If you cannot be there in person this is a hybrid meeting and the link is:

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Meeting ID: 958 006 0001
Passcode: 5Hf41d


July 8
19:00 - 20:30


Tyneside Irish Centre
43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom
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0191 261 0384
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