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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)

25 August 2020 @ 19:00

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)

8 September 2020 @ 19:00

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.

10 October 2020 @ 10:30
Jobling Memorial, Jarrow

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

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November 2020

Fourth Tuesday. Nigel Todd will talk about The Excursionists: Who Will Fight For Garibaldi?

24 November 2020 @ 19:00

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84301417060?pwd=d2h5T1lpbHZuVWpwM25yM0V6eThLdz09  Meeting ID: 843 0141 7060 Passcode: 687904 The International Brigade of the 1930s was not the first venture of its kind.  Garibaldi’s 1860 campaign to liberate and unify Italy also attracted international volunteers, not least from Britain.  Several hundred, including about 18 from Tyneside, joined a ‘British Legion’ that supported Garibaldi in Sicily and Southern Italy. Recruited via Joseph Cowen’s Newcastle Daily Chronicle the Tynesiders overcame attempts to block their departure, and played a part in Garibaldi’s advance…

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December 2020

North East Labour History Society, Zoom Annual Social

8 December 2020 @ 19:00

Peter Brabban will do his traditional, fiendish quiz. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81241889086?pwd=RDIzREZBZGN6cE5GbjJtMTNKYjBzdz09 Meeting ID: 812 4188 9086 Passcode: 609726

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January 2021

Second Tuesday: Professor Ralph Darlington, Analysing the Contexts and Causes of the 1910-14 Labour Revolt

January 12 @ 19:00

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85812281578?pwd=WG90Y1Y5UFJYM1Vva003amYvcHBaQT09 Meeting ID: 858 1228 1578 Passcode: 383471 The ‘Labour Unrest’ – or what more precisely should be termed ‘Labour Revolt’ - that swept Britain in the years leading up to the First World War between 1910 and 1914 was one of the most sustained, dramatic and violent explosions of industrial militancy and social conflict the country has ever experienced. Most explanations for the causes of this strike wave have tended to focus almost exclusively on economic…

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Be the light in the darkness – Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

January 27

Holocaust Memorial Day is this Wednesday 27 January with a wide range of events taking place online which you can access at:  Be the light in the darkness - Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 | Newcastle City Council ‘We will continue to do our bit for as long as we can, secure in the knowledge that others will continue to light a candle long after us.’ Gena Turgel, survivor of the Holocaust (1923-2018)

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Book launch: Sylvia Pankhurst Natural Born Rebel

January 28 @ 19:00

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

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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