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2015 Frow Lecture - Frances O'Grady

Event date : 16th May 2015

Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary, will give the sixth annual Frow Lecture

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/2015-frow-lecture--frances-ogrady/


Museums at Night: Songs from Cottonpolis - the Bailey Sisters 'test the echo' at the Library

Event date : 14th May 2015

Come and enjoy the fine acoustic of the Library's hall - drop in any time 5-7.30pm to hear singing, browse exhibits and enjoy refreshments.

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/museums-at-night-songs-from-cottonpolis--the-bailey-sisters-test-the-echo-at-the-library/


Talk, 'Mary Wollstonecraft and natural history'

Event date : 8th May 2015

Professor Sharon Ruston (Lancaster University) will give a 40-minute talk followed by a Q&A session.

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/talk-mary-wollstonecraft-and-natural-history/


Spirit of 45: from warfare to welfare

Event date : 1st May 2015

Exhibition.

Following the end of the Second World War the people of Britain elected a Labour government. It was a landslide victory. Seventy years later we recall the achievements of that government and explore what remains of its radical reforms.

Open during our drop-in times, Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm.

 

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/spirit-of-45-from-warfare-to-welfare/


Invisible Histories talk - Notoriously militant: the story of a union branch at Ford Dagenham

Event date : 22nd Apr 2015

Notoriously militant: the story of a union branch at Ford Dagenham - Sheila Cohen
Sheila Cohen's book Notoriously militant, based on original research and oral history, covers the history of Ford's Dagenham plant - and its roots in Henry Ford's early US activities - from 20th century shop floor struggles to the 21st century fight against plant closure.

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/invisible-histories-talk--notoriously-militant-the-story-of-a-union-branch-at-ford-dagenham-/


Invisible Histories talk - The People: the Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010

Event date : 8th Apr 2015

The People: the Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 - Selina Todd
Based on first person accounts of servants, factory workers, miners and housewives, Selina Todd's book The People charts the history of working class people over the last century. It has been shortlisted for Political History Book of the Year 2015.

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/invisible-histories-talk--the-people-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-working-class-19102010-/


The Great War: myths and realities

Event date : 19th Mar 2015

This exhibition makes a welcome return, probing behind the myths of war and its "glories". It explores topics such as Salford's response to the outbreak of war, the strength of the anti-war movement locally and nationally, what happened to the campaign which had gathered momentum by 1914 to get the vote for women - and the realities of trench warfare.

Open Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm.

 

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/the-great-war-mysths-and-realities/