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Previous Lectures and Events

‘Sound System: The Political Power of Music’

5 Apr 17

‘Poet in Residence Launch’ with Siana Bangura Plus Special Guests Aliyah Hasinah and Asabi Hawah

16 Mar 17

‘The End of Politicians’ with Brett Hennig

15 Mar 17

‘Orwell's Politics: A Panel Discussion’ with Richard Blair, Paul Anderson, Richard Lance Keeble and

1 Dec 16

‘The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists’ with Richard Parry

28 Oct 16

‘Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain’ with Kate Harrad

19 Oct 16

‘Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State’ with Martin Plaut

12 Oct 16

‘Irregular War: ISIS and the New Threat from the Margins’ with Paul Rogers

5 Oct 16

‘The Truth About Trident: Disarming The Nuclear Argument’ with Timmon Wallis

22 Sep 16

‘The 21st Century Revolution: A Call to Greatness’ with Bruce Nixon

21 Sep 16

‘Betraying a Generation: How Education is Failing Young People’ with Patrick Ainley

14 Sep 16

'Social-Democracy and Anarchism: In the International Workers' Association, 1864-1877’ with Rene Ber

7 Sep 16

LONDON'S BURNING SEASON: ‘An Unreliable Guide to London’

17 Aug 16

LONDON'S BURNING SEASON: ‘Hackney Propaganda: Working Class Club Life and Politics in Hackney 1870 –

3 Aug 16

LONDON'S BURNING SEASON: ‘Hackney Propaganda: Working Class Club Life and Politics in Hackney 1870 –

20 Jul 16

LONDON'S BURNING SEASON: ‘A People’s History of the Woodcraft Folk’ with Phineas Harper and Annebell

19 Jul 16

LONDON'S BURNING SEASON: ‘London Rent Strikes: Damnificados”

7 Jul 16

LONDON'S BURNING SEASON: ‘Class in 21st Century London’ with Lisa McKenzie and Mike Savage

6 Jul 16

SATURDAYS IN THE VAULTS POETRY EVENT AND BOOK LAUNCH ‘Looking for Trouble’ by Roque Dalton, and pr

25 Jun 16

LEFT BOOK CLUB PRESENTS: ‘Cut Out: Living without Welfare’ and ‘Island Story’ with Jeremy Seabrook a

22 Jun 16

‘Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics’

18 Jun 16

‘Refugees on Lesbos: one volunteer's story" with Bev Jackson

15 Jun 16

‘Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence’ with Thandisizwe Chimurenga

8 Jun 16

Ciaran Walsh reading ‘Red Dagger’

4 Jun 16

‘That Precious Strand of Jewishness that Challenges Authority’ with Leon Rosselson:

1 Jun 16

‘How to dismantle the NHS in 10 easy steps’ with Dr Youssef El-Gingihy‘Breathe: Stories from Cuba’ w

28 May 16

‘How to dismantle the NHS in 10 easy steps’ with Dr Youssef El-Gingihy

25 May 16

‘Life is War: Surviving Dictatorship in Communist Albania’ with Shannon Woodcock

24 May 16

‘George Orwell Now!’ presented by the Orwell Society and Richard Blair (Orwell’s son)

18 May 16

‘Place is the Passion: Reframing the Israel/Palestine Conflict’ with Bill Williamson

14 May 16

‘Lean Out’ with Dawn Foster

11 May 16


7 May 16

‘Fat Activism: a radical social movement’ with Charlotte Cooper

4 May 16

‘Gender’ with Harriet Bradley

27 Apr 16

‘Royal Babylon : The Case Against the Monarchy’ with Heathcote Williams

21 Apr 16

‘Inglorious: conflict in the Uplands’ with Mark Avery

20 Apr 16

‘Stealing the Future’ with Max Hertzberg

19 Apr 16

‘The Rent Trap: How we fell into it and how we get out of it’ with Samir Jeraj and Rosie Smith

13 Apr 16

‘East London Suffragettes: beyond the right to vote’

24 Mar 16

‘Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship’

23 Mar 16

‘The Gender Police: A Diary’

17 Mar 16

‘The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about Money, Sex and Violence’

15 Mar 16

‘Remembering Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners’

9 Mar 16

‘Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming’

2 Mar 16

‘Being Red: a Politics for the Future’

1 Mar 16

‘Consequences’ with Elizabeth J. Lister and ‘Kissyface’ with Elsa Wallace

25 Feb 16


17 Feb 16

‘The Influencing Machine’

16 Feb 16

‘The Hammer Blow – how 10 women disarmed a warplane’ with Andrea Needham

10 Feb 16

Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories

11 Dec 15

Render the Chartists Defenceless

2 Dec 15

Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg

1 Dec 15

Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century

25 Nov 15

‘The Far Right In Europe’ with Fred Leplat

18 Nov 15

‘Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work’ with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams

28 Oct 15

An evening with Nawal El Saadawi

27 Oct 15

‘Injustice: Why social inequality still persists’ with Danny Dorling

22 Oct 15

Three Impostors present: ‘Things Near and Far’ by Arthur Machen

14 Oct 15

‘Industrial Workers of the World: the union for all workers’ with Dave Pike

30 Sep 15

‘The Last Drop: The Politics of Water’ with Mike Gonzalez

24 Sep 15

‘Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance’ with Marwan Darweish and

17 Sep 15

‘Considering Gramsci’ with Andrew Pearmain and Derek Boothman

19 Jun 15

‘Getting By: Estates, class and culture in austerity Britain’ with Lisa Mckenzie

17 Jun 15

‘A Diet of Austerity: Class, Food and Climate Change’ with Elaine Graham-Leigh

13 Jun 15

‘Here We Stand : Women Changing the World’ with Helena Earnshaw, Angharad Penrhyn Jones and Helen St

10 Jun 15

‘The Racket: A rogue reporter vs the masters of the universe’ with Matt Kennard

3 Jun 15

‘In the Name of the People: Angola’s Forgotten Massacre’ with Lara Pawson, John Game, Joana Ramiro,

27 May 15

‘Liberty's Fire - bringing history alive for the next generation’ with Catherine Johnson and Lydia S

20 May 15

The London Radical Bookfair & Alternative Press Fair

9 May 15

‘The Tolerance Trap – what happened to the kick-ass gay rights movement?’ with Suzanna Danuta Wa

30 Apr 15

‘The Vegan Book of Permaculture’ with Graham Burnett

22 Apr 15

‘Anthropology, Ecology, and Anarchism’ with Brian Morris

15 Apr 15

‘Cameron's Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink’ with Polly Toynbee and David Walker

8 Apr 15

‘How Corrupt is Britain?’ with David Whyte

25 Mar 15

‘NHS FOR SALE: Myths, Lies and Deception’ with Dr Jacky Davis, Dr John Lister and Dr David Wrigley

18 Mar 15

'Class Wargames Book Talk and Collective Playing of Brian Mayer’s Freedom: the underground railroad'

22 Dec 14

'Class Wargames Book Talk and Collective Playing of Brian Mayer’s Freedom: the underground railroad'

22 Dec 14

'The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Si

19 Dec 14

‘Afghanistan: Mission Accomplished? The legacy of 14 years of war’ with Maya Evans

10 Dec 14

'Afghanistan: Mission Accomplished? The legacy of 14 years of war’ with Maya Evans

10 Dec 14

‘Para-academia’ with Deborah Withers, Alex Wardrop, and Charlotte Cooper

6 Dec 14

'Poor but Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West' with Agata Pyzik

26 Nov 14

'Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy and the Split Self' with Kajsa Ekis Ekman

20 Nov 14

'Bhopal: Facing 30' with Francesca Moore and Colin Toogood

19 Nov 14

'Did You Ever Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows?' with former Weatherman Jeff Laste

12 Nov 14

The New Radicals: the struggle against apartheid in 1970s South Africa’

27 Oct 14

‘Who was Henry Muoria?’ with Peter Muoria

27 Oct 14

‘Nonviolent Campaigning’ with Jungmin Choi, Andrew Dey, Cattis Laska, Hulya Ucpinar, Christine Schwe

25 Oct 14

. 'From Socialist Korea to Ferguson: connecting Asian and Black radical legacies and solidarity' - M

23 Oct 14

‘Mulk Raj Anand’s Across the Black Waters: remembering Indian soldiers in WW1’ with Alistair Niven

22 Oct 14

‘The Killing of Blair Peach, Anti-Racist Protest and Police Brutality’ with David Renton and Tony Wa

14 Oct 14

‘Music & Politics’ with John Hutnyk, John Pandit from Asian Dub Foundation and Aki Nawaz from Fun-D

8 Oct 14

‘The View from the Train: Cities and Other Landscapes’ with Patrick Keiller

17 Sep 14

‘Spark in the Dark’ with John Constable

20 Aug 14

‘Resisting the First World War in Camden and Islington’ with Ben Copsey

13 Aug 14

‘London Irish Fictions’ with John Healy and Tony Murray

30 Jul 14

‘Machen’s London Adventure’ with Robert Kingham

23 Jul 14

'Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean To Be Gay Today?' with Julie Bindel

5 Jul 14

‘The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer’ with Mike Marqusee

2 Jul 14

‘Call for a Scottish Constitution’ with Angus Reid and Mary Davis

26 Jun 14

STIR SPRING ISSUE LAUNCH: ‘Anarchists in the Boardroom’ with Liam Barrington-Bush

25 Jun 14

‘Writings against the First World War’ with Bruce Kent and A.W. Zurbrugg

18 Jun 14

‘Sylvia Pankhurst, Suffrage, and the Battle for the Census’ with Jill Liddington and Katherine Conne

11 Jun 14

‘The Football Crónicas’ with Clara Becker, Jethro Soutar & Tim Girven

31 May 14

‘Settling Scores: the Media, the Police & the Miners’ Strike’ with Nick Jones and Tony HarcupContrib

28 May 14

‘Against Austerity: How We Can Fix the Crisis They Made’ with Richard Seymour

21 May 14

‘Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War to End Apartheid’ with Alan Wieder

30 Apr 14

'HYSTERIA - a collection of feminisms' with guest Minna Salami aka MsAfropolitan, Gabriella Daris an

26 Apr 14

BOB CROW MEMORIAL EVENT ‘Plundering London Underground’ with Janine Booth, and Peter Pinkney

23 Apr 14

‘Masters of the Airwaves: The Rise & Rise of Underground Radio’ with Dave VJ and Lindsay Wesker

16 Apr 14

Book Talk: 'Are the Kids All Right? Representations of LGBTQ Characters in Children's and YA Literat

29 Mar 14

ArtsFems presents: ‘Women Behind Art’ with Rachael House, Rosa Bennathan and Rosalind Davis

19 Mar 14

[Again] Introductions presents: ‘Feminism’ with Prof. Stella Sandford

4 Mar 14

‘Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion’ with Tansy E. Hoskins

18 Feb 14

‘Stopping the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’ with Linda Kaucher

11 Feb 14

‘People Power and Nonviolent Action: Launch of New Guide’

8 Feb 14

‘Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing’

6 Feb 14

‘The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism’ with Ruslan Dzarasov, Tony Wood and Gonzalo Pozo-Martin

3 Feb 14

‘Global Revolts and Uprisings’ with George Katsiaficas and Geronimo

18 Oct 13

STIR MAGAZINE LAUNCH ‘The Future of Money’ with David Boyle and Brett Scott

9 Oct 13

BOOK TALK - ‘The Dublin Lock-out Centenary: Remembering Class Struggle in Ireland’ with Daniel Finn

25 Sep 13

BOOK TALK - ‘This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City’ with John Rogers

21 Sep 13

BOOK TALK - ‘Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police’ with Rob Evans

18 Sep 13

BOOK TALK - ‘Whiteness Made Simple: Stepping into the Grey Zone’ with Lez Henry

14 Sep 13

BOOK TALK - ‘Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era’ with J.D. Taylor and Mark Fisher

11 Sep 13

Book Launch - ‘Revolution and Alienation in Victorian London’ with Clive Bloom

28 Aug 13

Book Launch - ‘Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital' with Lloyd Bradley

21 Aug 13

‘The ANC's London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid’ with Ken Keable and other recruits

7 Aug 13

Book Talk - ‘London’s Industrial Heritage’ with Geoff Marshall

17 Jul 13

Book Talk - ‘The History of Working Men’s Clubs: London and Beyond’ with Ruth Cherrington

10 Jul 13

‘The Two Marys: A Conversation Piece’ with Sasha Hails as Mary Wollstonecraft, Victoria Ross as Mary

3 Jul 13

‘Poor Man's Heaven: the Land of Cokaygne and other utopian visions’ with Omasius Gorgut

19 Jun 13

War Resisters’ International present ‘Countering the Militarisation of Youth’ with David Gee, Ozgur

13 Jun 13

‘Remembering Clara Zetkin’ with guests from the Socialist History Society

12 Jun 13

‘Black Star, Crescent Moon’ with Sohail Daulatzai in conversation with Sukant Chandan

8 Jun 13

Book Talk - ‘Introducing Slavoj Žižek’ with Christopher Kul-Want

29 May 13

‘Frack Off London’

25 May 13

London Radical Bookfair

11 May 13

‘The History of Anarchist Economics’ with Chris Spannos

8 May 13

Book Talk - ‘Arthur Machen and the Art of Wandering’ with Merlin Coverley

24 Apr 13

Book Launch - ‘London Fictions’ with Andrew Whitehead, Sarah Wise and Jon Day

17 Apr 13

Book Talk - Iain Sinclair on Arthur Machen

10 Apr 13

Book Talk - ‘The Revolution of Everyday Life’ with Donald Nicholson Smith

29 Mar 13

Debate/Book event ‘Is green growth possible and do we really need it?’ debate with Pete Dickenson an

27 Mar 13

‘Everything you ever wanted to know about Anarchism, but were afraid to ask’ with Iain McKay

20 Mar 13

Talk ‘Walking and Art’ with Hannah Hull

13 Mar 13

‘From Gay Authors' Workshop to Paradise Press’

27 Feb 13

Poetry Reading ‘Street Music: Poems’ with Mike Marqusee

12 Dec 12

Book Event ‘Public Service on the Brink’ with Mark Serwotka and David Wiggins

5 Dec 12

Book Event ‘Savage Messiah’ with Laura Oldfield Ford

1 Dec 12

Talk 'Play as Protest in Modern Art' with Hannah Hull

28 Nov 12

Book Event ‘1839: The Chartist Insurrection’ with Chris Ford

24 Nov 12

‘Book Event The Legacy of Allen Ginsberg’ with Steve Finbow

17 Nov 12

Book Event ‘Freedom Through Football: The Story of the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls' with Will Simpso

14 Nov 12

Book Event ‘Fortress Europe' with Matt Carr and Liz Fekete

7 Nov 12

Book Launch ‘Class Wargames Presents Guy Debord's The Game of War’ with Richard Barbrook and Fabi

31 Oct 12


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