The Renewal of Radicalism, a talk with Matthew Kidd

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
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17 February 2021 Entrance is free — Visit now

As with many events scheduled to take place this year Matthew Kidd’s talk on his new book was postponed. Now, the Working Class Movement Library are thrilled to host this event via an online live stream. The Renewal of Radicalism is an account of five local case studies, examining the ideological relationship between 19th Century radicalism and the early Labour party. With case studies from Bristol, Leicester, Lincoln, Norwich and Northampton, the book offers a fresh perspective on long-running debates. Matthew Kidd will be discussing themes from the book as well as the writing process.

Working Class Movement Library is vital resource with 200 years worth of records

Matthew Kidd is a historian based in the University of Oxford’s Humanities and English departments. The Renewal of Radicalism is his second book. His writing and research often focuses on working class social politics spanning from the early 20th Century to the present with a particular interest in the Labour party.

The Working Class Movement Library is a well documented and vital resource with 200 years worth of records of ordinary men and women campaigning, organising and protesting. Based just a fifteen minute walk from the city centre, the library is a homage to those who have fought and struggled to get their voices heard.

Check out their website for more information and online activities and talks.

17 February 2021 Entrance is free Visit now

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