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Last updated:30 July 2015

Keir Hardie centenary conference

Event location: WCML

Date: 26th Sep 2015

Event time: 10:00 to 16:00

Keir Hardie

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’

1.15-2.15        Lunch

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.

Conference Registration
£20 waged and £7.50 unwaged including refreshments and lunch.

Places must be reserved and paid for in advance. Please email Royston Futter, trustees@wcml.org.uk