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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/


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-/


Invisible Histories talk - ''Red Nelson": the English working class and the making of C.L.R. James

Event date : 25th Mar 2015

''Red Nelson": the English working class and the making of C.L.R. James - Christian Hogsbjerg
The ten months that the black Trinidadian writer C.L.R. James spent in the cotton textile town of Nelson in NE Lancashire from 1932-33 were 'ten months that shook his world'. This talk will discuss how James's experience in Nelson shaped his emergence as one of the most important socialist intellectuals in Britain during the Great Depression.

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/invisible-histories-talk--red-nelson-the-english-working-class-and-the-making-of-clr-james/


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/


Invisible Histories talk - From Bilbao to Manchester: the Basque child refugees of 1937

Event date : 11th Mar 2015

From Bilbao to Manchester: the Basque child refugees of 1937 - Charles Jepson
In June 1937 a large group of Basque refugee children arrived in Manchester. They had fled their homes in Bilbao in order to escape the daily bombardment inflicted by Franco's fascist forces during the Spanish Civil War. They would spend the next two years living in a number of Basque Colonies in the Manchester region.

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/invisible-histories-talk--from-bilbao-to-manchester-the-basque-child-refugees-of-1937-/


International Women's Day - Tansy Hoskins, 'Stitched Up'

Event date : 7th Mar 2015

We mark International Women's Day this year with a talk by Tansy Hoskins about her book Stitched Up - the Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion.  Ballad singer Jennifer Reid will perform alongside the talk.

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/international-womens-day--tansy-hoskins-all-stitched-up/


Salford's last pit: Agecroft Colliery and the Great Miners' Strike, thirty years on

Event date : 13th Jan 2015

An exhibition by the Irwell Valley Mining Project.

Opening 2pm Tuesday 13 January - all welcome.

 

http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/salfords-last-pit-agecroft-colliery-and-the-great-miners-strike-thirty-years-on/