Online talk: The rebellion of the “basement lecturers”

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Russ Hart

2 June 2021 Entrance is free — Visit now

The Working Class Movement Library have been keeping us intrigued and informed over the past few months with their excellent online content. This June, lecturer and educational consultant Steve Illingworth will be hosting an online talk to explore his findings on how the sharing of Knowledge and music were used as forms of protest during WWI.

Steve Illingworth’s online talk is based on research into First World War conscientious objectors in the archives of the Working Class Movement Library. Many COs ended up at Wandsworth Prison, where they showed their defiance of the authorities by singing political songs and giving intellectual lectures when they were supposed to be in silent isolation. The talk will explore the causes, nature and consequences of the Wandsworth rebellion.

The talk will be available via the working class movement library on the day.

2 June 2021 Entrance is free Visit now

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