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Keir Hardie centenary conference - call for papers

Event date : 26th Sep 2015

James Keir Hardie, 15 August 1856-26 September 1915
A One-Day Public Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

2015 Frow Lecture - Frances O'Grady

Event date : 16th May 2015

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

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.

Ewan MacColl, his life, his words, his music

Event date : 10th May 2015

The Library and the University of Salford present a centenary tribute to Ewan MacColl.

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.

Spirit of 45: from warfare to welfare

Event date : 1st May 2015


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.

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.

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.