Two Hundred Years of Struggle: a History of the British Left

Two Hundred Years of Struggle: a History of the British Left

A lecture series by acclaimed local speaker Dr Ray Sutton, open to all and recommended for anyone interested in the history and underlying philosophy of the Labour movement. What better way to spend a Monday evening!

Venue: Unity House, Fennell Street, Loughborough on Mondays 7.30-9pm

Admission: £3 per session attended, or by small donation if on benefits

Tutor: Ray Sutton MA PhD 

9 Jan

The radical tradition: the Peasants’ Revolt to the Luddites

16 Jan

Europe 1848 to 1900: the rise of the working class

23 Jan

William Morris’s Green Socialist Vision

30 Jan

Foundation of the Labour Party to Bolshevik Revolution

6 Feb

Anarchism and Trotskyism: what do these terms mean?

13 Feb

Women in Revolt: the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

20 Feb

Rosa Luxemburg and the German Revolution of 1918-19

27 Feb

The British General Strike of 1926

6 March

Lenin and Gramsci’s Marxism

13 March

Anti-Fascism and the Popular Front of the 1930s

20 March

Europe 1945: the Left triumphant!

27 March

New Social Movements & Politics in the 1960s and 70s

3 April

Limits of Trade Union Militancy: Miners Strike of 1984-5

10 April

‘New Labour’ and Blairism: why that project failed

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