Independent Working Class Education: “Trussonomics and After”


Independent Working Class Education invites you to contribute to "What's behind 'Truss-economics'? What is really going on? "Will you join us? Keith Venables is inviting you to a Zoom meeting. Topic: Trussonomics and After Tuesday 15th November 5:00 pm UK and International Join Zoom Meeting: There will be three short presentations (see below) and […]

Brunswick Church Hall, Newcastle: Clean Air, a Public Meeting

Brunswick Methodist Church Brunswick Place, Newcastle upon Tyne

From Sandy Irvine I am writing to let you know about an important public meeting to be held in central Newcastle at 19.00 in Brunswick Church Hall on Thursday November 24th. It will be of real interest to anyone involved in local history. The topic is the story of a successful campaign led by a remarkable […]

Magic Hat Café, Newcastle. ‘Testimonies’, a film created as part of the Food for Thought: Newcastle Corn Riots 1740 project

Magic Hat Café Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne

Shoe Tree Arts invites you to the Magic Hat Café, Higham House, Higham Place, NE1 8AF on 30th November 7pm for the launch of ‘Testimonies’, a film created as part of the Food for Thought: Newcastle Corn Riots 1740 project. It will be shown with a film of the song ‘Geordie Barleycorn’ also written and produced for […]

Durham University. December World Heritage lecture: Redhills World Heritage – who would have thought it?

Pemberton Rooms Palace Green, Durham

From Dr. Jo Shoebridge, Durham University We’re delighted to share details with you about our December World Heritage lecture, which is now available for booking! Tuesday 6th December 6pm, Pemberton Rooms, Palace Green, Durham Redhills World Heritage - who would have thought it? Following on from our previous two lectures discussing serial World Heritage nominations, […]

Online: Peter Brabban’s Fiendish NELH Christmas Quiz

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The Society's Christmas Quiz hosted by Peter Brabban will take place this Tuesday 13 December at 7.00pm, all are welcome and here's the link: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 845 2657 5104 Passcode: 507574

NELH Tuesday Meeting. Andy McSmith: Five Russians in the North East of England


Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 822 7938 4542 Passcode: 470843 From the 1880s until the Bolshevik revolution, Tyneside hosted a number of Russians who lived strange and sometimes dangerous lives. They were few, but fascinating. The first was an anarchist and aristocrat wanted by the Russian police since his escape from a fortress prison […]

North Shields: Stuart Barlow on The Hidden History of Robert Lowery

The Old Low Light Clifford’s Fort, North Shields Fish Quay, North Shields

I am doing a talk at the Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields NE30 1JE on Saturday 11 February at 11.00am which is about, what I have called, the hidden history of Robert Lowery, the North Shields man who was one of the leaders of the Chartist movement.  The talk will cover his birth in North […]

NELH Tuesday Meeting. Jude Murphy: Routes of Social Change (WEA Project)

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Routes of Social Change is an ongoing pilot project funded by Lipman Miliband Trust and WEA's own Volunteer Innovation Fund.  During lockdown, several of us at WEA were struck by the growth in interest in self-guided soundwalks.  Obviously, this kind of activity was going to grow when you were limited to outdoor activity in your own […]

Special Event, Bosnia and the North East. Newcastle City Library

Bewick Room Newcastle City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne

On Saturday 18th March there will be a special event in Newcastle to celebrate the links between North East England and Bosnia. All are welcome, especially those involved in education and in trade unions. The event will hear from a number of speakers related to educational and trade union work around the links between the North East and Bosnia. Then […]

NELH Tuesday Meeting. Charlie McGuire (Teesside University): The 1980 Steel Strike on Teesside

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Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 820 0587 1102 Passcode: 043412   The focus of the talk is the 1980 national steelworkers’ strike and its impact in Teesside. This was the first national industrial conflict between trade unions and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government, which had been elected seven months earlier. Lasting three months, from […]