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Last updated:10 March 2015



"...the point is to change it" - celebrating Ruth and Eddie Frow

In  November 2017 the Working Class Movement Library will mark thirty years since it moved into Jubilee House from its original home at 111 King's Road, Old Trafford. We  are marking this anniversary with an event celebrating the founders of the library, Ruth and Eddie Frow, and their commitment...


Censorship and the working class reader - celebrating the bicentenary of William Hone's trials

Join us to celebrate the bicentenary of a pivotal event in the history of British censorship. In December 1817, the radical satirist and publisher William Hone successfully defended himself in three high-profile prosecutions for blasphemous and seditious libel. Fiona Milne (University of York) will introduce us to Hone’s trials...


Wikipedia edit-a-thon

The Library and the People's History Museum are working together in a Heritage Lottery Fund project called Voting for Change, to acquire material related to the fight for the vote - from the Peterloo protest in 1819 to lowering the voting age in 1969. Following on from last year’s...


Brave hearts and missionary zeal - the National Federation of Women Workers 1906-21. Talk by Cathy Hunt

Endemic low pay, deductions and fines, intimidation and insecurity – some of the things women across Britain faced at work in the early 20th century. This talk shows how one union, the all-female National Federation of Women Workers, led by Mary Macarthur, sought not just to help but to...


A people's history of the Russian Revolution - talk by Neil Faulkner

In his new Pluto Press book A people’s history of the Russian Revolution, which is laced with first-hand testimony, Neil sets out to show how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised for militant action, and destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers and warmongers. This talk...