30th September 2014 at 7pm
Norman Angell – liberal, radical, socialist, pacifist or patriot?
Speaker: Martin Ceadel, Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College.
7th October at 7pm
From Ivory Tower to Activist: Persistent Dissent: Bertrand Russell’s response to the War and Conscription
Speaker: Chris Bratcher, former Chair of Conway Hall Ethical Society
Ramsay MacDonald and World War One
Speaker: John Grigg, Treasurer of Labour Heritage, researcher into local Labour History in West London and one time Labour Leader of Hounslow Council.
14th October at 7pm
The British Labour Movement and the Outbreak of the First World War
Speaker: Prof Willie Thompson, former editor of Socialist History
A Movement Divided, The Labour Movement and the Great War
A Case Study The West Riding of Yorkshire
Speaker: Prof Keith Laybourn, leading labour historian and author.
21st October at 7pm
Irish labour and the First World War
Speaker: John Newsinger, Professor of History at Bath Spa University and author of Rebel City: Larkin, Connolly and the Dublin Labour Movement
Radical Liberalism and the Outbreak of WW1.
Speaker Duncan Bowie, editor of The Chartist
28th October at 7pm
The Pankhursts at War
Speaker: Katherine Connelly, author of a biography of Sylvia Pankhurst and coordinator of last year’s Emily Wilding Davison Memorial Campaign.
Isabella Ford; a socialist and feminist Peace Campaigner in World War One
Speaker: June Hannam, Professor (Emerita) of Modern British History, University of the West of England.
6th November at 7pm
1914 and the Schism in International Anarchism
Speaker: Pietro Dipaola, senior lecture, University of Lincoln and author of The Knights-Errant of Anarchy: London and the Italian Anarchist Diaspora 1880-1917 (Liverpool University Press, 2013).
Not Our War
Speaker: Tony Zurbrugge, publisher at the Merlin Press and editor of the recent book “Not Our War” (2014).
Q and A after each talk.
The Brockway Room
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL
Further information and tickets; http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/stop-the-first-world-war
Supported by the Socialist History Society: http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/