Engels Memorial Lecture: Online

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
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26 November 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

The third annual Engels Memorial Lecture is focused on ‘Women’s oppression, the origins of the family and the condition of the working class’. This lecture will be delivered by Mary Davis, who will talk on the subject, in response to Engels seminal works ‘The origins of the family, private property & the state’ & ‘The condition of the working class in England in 1844’. The series is co-hosted, with one of the hosts being Salford’s Working Class Movement Library.

Mary Davis is Visiting Professor of Labour History at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has written, broadcast and lectured widely on women’s history, labour history, imperialism and racism. She was awarded the TUC Women’s Gold Badge in 2010 for services to trade unionism. She is one of the founder members of the Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee and ‘A Charter for Women’, and is a Trustee of Marx Memorial Library.

The Memorial Lecture is a joint endeavour which examines Engels, his work, and broader themes associated with his ideas and influence. The yearly event has alternated between the two libraries, each with a unique place in the British labour movement and a long-standing shared history – 2020 provides the opportunity of co-hosting, as the event will be taking place online.

Those who register will receive an email 24 hours before the event is scheduled with details of the zoom meeting.

26 November 2020 Entrance is free Visit now

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