Author Archives: Fiona Cosson


Comrades There will be a meeting on JAMES CONNOLLY AND THE EASTER RISING on Saturday 3 September, 1pm at Red Shed (Wakefield Labour Club), Vicarage Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1. The event is organised by Wakefield Socialist History Group. The speakers are.. D R O’Connor Lysaght (Irish marxist historian; author of the “Story of the Limerick […]

History of Adult Worker Education Conference- 28 November 2015, Huddersfield

Saturday 28 November 2015 History of Adult Worker Education Conference The Society for the Study of Labour History autumn conference explores the History of Adult Worker Education from its nineteenth century origins to the demise of adult education in an age of austerity. The provisional programme can be down loaded here Panel 1: 10.00 to 11.15 […]

World War One Different Voices Day School- 14 November 2015, Manchester


In the late 1830s and 1840s the Chartists sought to unite a host of radical groups with their call for the democratic reform of the political system. Their People’s Charter demanded adult male suffrage, equal electoral districts, annual Parliaments, vote by ballot, abolition of the property qualification for MPs and also payment of MPs. The idea […]

Guided Walk Around Radical Bradford- 13 June 2015

Wakefield Socialist History Group are organising a “Guided walk round RADICAL BRADFORD.” The event will take place on Saturday 13 June 2015. Meet 2pm at the ILP mural, corner of Chapel Street and Leeds Road for short speeches. The guide for the walk itself is John GIll. There is no charge and all are welcome; […]

Peterloo 2019 200th Anniversary Commemorations- Consultation, Wednesday 10 June 2015

You are warmly invited to  invited to the next Peterloo 2019 200th Anniversary Commemorations Consultation on Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 6pm, hosted by the Manchester Centre for Regional History at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2019, the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre will be taking place remembering when cavalry charged to disperse a crowd of 60,000 […]

Professor Geoff Eley to deliver the Collinson Lecture in German Studies

Originally posted on Modern Languages and Cultures:
Professor Geoff Eley (University of Michigan) is to deliver the Collinson Lecture in German Studies. Taking place on Wednesday 6 May from 4-6pm in Rendall Lecture Theatre 1. Lecture title: ‘Telling Stories about Sixty-Eight: Troublemaking, Political Passions, and the Enabling of Democracy’. Professor Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt…

A World to Win: learning from the past, making the future- 29-30 May 2015, Barnsley

A weekend of interactive workshops exploring key events in working class history at the beautiful Northern College. Further details and to sign up-

Save the Date for 2015 Blackstone Edge Gathering- 2nd May 2015

The 2015 Blackstone Edge Gathering is on Saturday 2nd May.  Meet in the carpark below the White House pub at 12.30. More information is at: Please note that this year we’re gathering during the May Day bank holiday weekend, as usual, but on the SATURDAY.  This is to avoid clashing with the Tour de […]

Radical History Walks in the Calder Valley, March – April 2015

Radical History Walks in the Calder Valley – guided walks coming up, or Download the App to do it in your own time…. Saturday 28th March 2015 Cooperatives and Visions – Radical History around Hebden Bridge, 8 miles. 10am start HB train station. Introducing sites associated with the early radical social movements of the Upper […]