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Radical History

2024 Radical History School Programme

This year’s school is themed around: Under Attack 

Hosted in the Village Hall, 47 Main Road, Tolpuddle DT2 7HF

The fee of £115 for the Radical History School includes an adult Weekend Festival pass (you will need to book tent, campervan and vehicles passes separately).




Thursday 18 July

10.00 Arrivals  (tea and coffee will be available)
10.15 Introductions, Registration, the Tolpuddle Martyrs
10.45 Mark Reeves ‘Hands Off Lagos! Global Labour Protest in Nigeria at War’s End, 1945’. 
11.45 Steve Cushion University College London ‘On Strike against the Nazis: Resistance and Class Struggle in Northern France during the Second World War
12.45 Lunch (Please bring your own packed lunch- tea, coffee & soft drinks provided) 
14.00 Dr Erin Geraghty, University of Nottingham ‘Working People Fight Back: The development of the Irish Citizen Army and the People’s Army in 1913′
15.30 Dr Clare GriffithsResistance, defiance, solidarity: trade union responses to attacks on democracy in the 1930s’
16.30 Tea and Biscuits 
16.45 Pete Yeandle Shutting down Dissent: anti-war campaigners and the jingo mob during the second Boer War
18.00 Finish

Friday 19 July

09.00 Village Walk with Tony Gould and a visit to the Old Methodist Chapel
10.30 Dr Kathy Davies Sheffield Hallam University Violence, Censorship, and Suppression: British Attacks on the Free    Press in the Irish War for Independence’
11.30 Discussion Group
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Dr Dave Steele A pack of brawling bullies who should be whipped and gibbetted  Chartists under attack
14.30 Chris Read ‘The people versus the state – the Russian Revolution 1917
15.30 Katrina Navickas The policing of crowd protest in public space in England 1714-1994’
16.30 Dr Matthew Roberts Sheffield Hallam University ‘Workers’ bodies under attack: Chartism and disability
17.30 Finish

Saturday 20 July

10.00 Dr Steven Parfitt Rhodes Must Fall: The enemies of Cecil Rhodes in the 19th and 21st centuries
11.00 Joe Stanley The West Riding Miners’ Strike of 1819
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Dr. Rose Wallis University of the West of England
14.30 Wind up and review session


Purchase a ticket to the Radical History School here.