Event location: WCML
Date: 26th Sep 2015
Event time: 10:00 to 16:00
Credit: ILP Publications
Saturday 26 September 2015 will mark the centenary of the death of James Keir Hardie at the comparatively young age of 59. But in those 59 years Hardie had changed the political landscape of Britain.
This conference aims to celebrate the impact Hardie had on British society and the legacy he left for those who followed.
9.45-10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00-10.15 Welcome and Address from Professor (Lord) Kenneth O. Morgan
10.15-11.45 Keynote Address
‘Remembering Keir Hardie’, Professor David Howell, University of York
11.45-1.15 Celtic Hardie
Martin Wright, Cardiff University: ‘Keir Hardie and Wales
Mike Mecham, St Mary’s University, London: ‘“The Wisdom of Serpents”: Keir Hardie and Ireland’
2.15-3.45 Hardie and Leadership
Kevin Morgan, University of Manchester: ‘Hardie, Carlyle and the Hero’
Daryl Leeworthy, Cardiff University: ‘Keir Hardie and the Great Unrest: Struggles, Strikes, and
3.45-4.15 Refreshments, Round Table and Closing Remarks
4.15-5.00 Optional Library Tour
Organised by the Working Class Movement Library and De Montfort University, Leicester
Sponsored and supported by the North West Labour History Society, the Society for the Study of Labour History and the Keir Hardie Society.
£20 waged and £7.50 unwaged including refreshments and lunch.
Places must be reserved and paid for in advance. Please email Royston Futter, firstname.lastname@example.org