Category News & Updates

Don’t mention the War: A Call out for a radical historical opposition to the plans for a commemoration of the start of World War One

DON’T MENTION THE WAR? A Call out for a radical historical opposition to the plans for a commemoration of the start of World War One from Past Tense, who are organising to oppose and/ or alternatively mark forthcoming centenary commemorations of the start of World War One next year, in 2014. See for full details, contact them at pasttense [AT]

BBC Radio 3 Landmarks: The Making of the English Working Class

BBC Radio 3 programme, examining E. P. Thompson’s book The Making of the English Working Class, is now available to ‘listen again’ on-line at

The North West Labour History Society Blog

The North West Labour History Society has set up a blog in addition to our main website. This can be found at We welcome short articles; book, film, theatre and TV reviews; news of forthcoming exhibitions, conferences and meetings and anything else connected with labour and radical history in the North West. Please send contributions for the […]


The Working Class Movement Library celebrates its 25th anniversary from The Salford Star

Deeds not words: The Emily Wilding Davison Memorial Campaign

From  ‘On 4th June 1913, Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison ran in front of the King’s horse during the Epsom Derby and was knocked unconscious.  She died of her injuries four days later having never regained consciousness.  Acting on the suffragette slogan ‘Deeds not Words’, Davison’s protest against the refusal of Britain’s rulers to grant votes for women […]

West Yorkshire Socialist Historians Group

Almost contemporary with the formation of the Northern Radical History Network, comes another entry into the milieu – which only demonstrates the growing demand of people to take control of constructing their own histories in the face of neanderthal ideologues like Gove. On Tuesday, 17 July at 7.30 pm a meeting will take place at […]

Northern Radical History Network

The Northern Radical History Network was launched in Manchester on Saturday, 31 March 2012. There were representatives from Manchester and surrounding towns, as well as York and North Wales, with interest expressed from Derbyshire and Cumbria. We decided to set up this blog, to create an email discussion group and a Facebook page and to get […]