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January 2021

Book launch: Sylvia Pankhurst Natural Born Rebel

January 28 @ 19:00
Online

Online book launch of this major new biography with author Rachel Holmes in conversation with historian Mary Davis Register here https://www.marx-memorial-library.org.uk/event/289 Born into one of Britain’s most famous activist families, Sylvia Pankhurst was a natural rebel; a talented artist, prolific writer and a newspaper editor. A free spirit and radical visionary, history placed her in the shadow of her famous mother, Emmeline, and elder sister, Christabel. Yet Sylvia Pankhurst was the most revolutionary of them all. Sylvia found her voice…

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February 2021

First Tuesday: Paul Gailiunas on John Marshall: Printer, Librarian and Radical

February 2 @ 19:00
Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83417499047?pwd=R2I3aG53b0NHZk1wa1JPU3J5TXZKZz09 Meeting ID: 834 1749 9047 Passcode: 726616 John Marshall was very well-known in Gateshead and Newcastle in the first third of the nineteenth century, and there are references to him in a variety of contexts. The evidence that has survived contradicts some of the assumptions made by previous authors, especially around the winter of 1816/1817, when he first became politically active. Although politics seems to have become less important to him by the mid-1820s, he was…

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British Association for Local History Digital Workshop : (Postgrad students only) How to get your local history research out there!

February 13 @ 10:00

Please note that this session is only available to students registered on a recognised Masters or PhD course of study at an HEI. ECRs who are within 5 years of completing their PhD are also welcome to attend. Details and booking Workshop on Public Engagement and Collaborative Working (a student special) with Claire Kennan (BALH) Practical guidance on how academic research can be communicated to wider audiences, the opportunities that are available for collaborative and partnership working and how your…

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March 2021

Professor John Bradshaw: Child poverty in the North East region. Event celebrating the life and contribution of Professor John Veit-Wilson

March 2 @ 17:30 - 19:00
You tube

Attendance details here Professor John Veit-Wilson Celebrating the life and contribution of Professor John Veit-Wilson and the move of the North East Child Poverty Commission to Newcastle University, this lecture will consider the evidence on the most recent trends and spatial distribution of child poverty in the North East, reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of that evidence, in particular in the context of Covid-19. It will also include a review of the impact of the post-Covid interventions and prescribe…

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British Association for Local History Digital Webinar: How to grow your local history social media presence

March 10 @ 18:00 - 19:30

A one-hour webinar with BALH’s Social Media Fellow, Daniella Gonzalez. Daniella will provide an introduction to the various social media platforms available and how local history societies can best use them to promote their work and engage with the wider history community. Details and booking

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Mike Fraser. History through a Northumbrian Lens: Sir William Beveridge

March 13 @ 10:00 - 11:00

History through a Northumbrian Lens: Part One; Individual Lectures Tickets, Sat 13 Mar 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite Mike will examine the public and turbulent private lives of these three men in the context of key historical events: 13 March - Sir William Beveridge was the hugely popular architect of the welfare state who became Liberal MP for Berwick in 1944 only to be swept away in the Labour landslide of 1945. Mike will discuss his report, the reasons for his…

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Professor Ralph Darlington: British Labour Movement Solidarity in the 1913–14 Dublin Lockout

March 17 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Online

Ralph is giving this talk on behalf of the Working Class Movement Library: https://www.wcml.org.uk/whats-on/events/online-talk-british-labour-movement-solidarity-in-the-191314-dublin-lockout/ Joining details to follow on the above link.

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Mike Fraser. History through a Northumbrian Lens: Sir Edward Grey

March 20 @ 10:00 - 11:00

History through a Northumbrian Lens: Part One; Individual Lectures Tickets, Sat 13 Mar 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite Mike will examine the public and turbulent private lives of these three men in the context of key historical events: 20 March - Sir Edward Grey was Liberal MP for Berwick for over 30 years. He remains Britain's longest serving Foreign Secretary and famously saw 'the lamps going out' in 1914. Mike will discuss his rise to power, his role in the…

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Mike Fraser. History through a Northumbrian Lens: Sir Charles Trevelyan

March 27 @ 10:00 - 11:00

History through a Northumbrian Lens: Part One; Individual Lectures Tickets, Sat 13 Mar 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite Mike will examine the public and turbulent private lives of these three men in the context of key historical events: 27 March - Sir Charles Trevelyan was a Liberal MP from a similar aristocratic background to Sir Edward Grey who opposed his policies in 1914 and bravely campaigned for peace. Later he resigned from the first two Labour cabinets because they were…

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April 2021

First Tuesday: Mike Fraser will talk about Sir William Beveridge – the Man, the Report and the Berwick Division

April 6 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom

This meeting replaces Hannah Kent's planned talk: “One Aim, One God, One Destiny”? which has been cancelled. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sir William Beveridge was the hugely popular architect of the welfare state who became Liberal MP for Berwick in 1944 only to be swept away in the Labour landslide of 1945. Mike will discuss his early life, his report, the reasons for his defeat at Berwick and his subsequent career. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86991301904?pwd=S1loS2tsMzZHdFRKa2sxa0cwM1VyQT09 Meeting ID: 869 9130 1904 Passcode: 149601 Mike…

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