The *super* cool Working Class Movement Library has super cool events coming up

Two things we at CEM believe very firmly

a) there is MUCH to be learned from previous and current struggles for dignity and justice

b) the climate crisis is not just about molecules of carbon dioxide. It’s about justice – between humans and other species, between generations.

Therefore, it is a total no-brainer that we freaking love the Working Class Movement Library, based in Salford.

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Online talk on satirist and utopian writer Thomas Spence

This Wednesday, 6 October at 2pm Frank Palmeri will deliver an online talk for us, ‘Thomas Spence: satirist, utopian, socialist’.

Thomas Spence has been recognised as the most important socialist thinker of the 1790s. He was also a strong satirist of aristocracy and of land-holders generally. This talk will consider Spence as a satirist and utopian writer, and will conclude by considering parallels between the thought and writing of Spence and of William Morris a century later.

Frank Palmeri is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Miami.To join us for this talk, which is running only online, please click on the link below shortly before 2pm on Wednesday:

Meeting ID: 869 1936 4393
Passcode: 363581

The talk will also be recorded for later viewing on our YouTube channel.

Further October talks

All of our Invisible Histories talks through to December are now listed on our Web site; some are listed as ‘online’ meaning that our speaker is attending remotely rather than in person, so we will not have a live audience in the annexe.  Other talks we are planning to offer both in person and via Zoom.  All talks are free and will be live-streamed, with a Zoom link available to ebulletin subscribers on the Monday ahead of each talk.  Full details at  All talks are also recorded for later viewing at

The talks for the rest of this month are as follows:

13 Oct Amy Todd  ‘The Peckham Publishing Project’ (online)

20 Oct Peter John Fyles ‘The real SDF: rank and file branch activities and responses in Lancashire 1884-1918’ (online)

26 or 27 Oct tbc Black History Month event ‘Multiculturalism in northern England: history, issues and debates’ with Shamim Miah and Mike Makin-Waite (online and in person)

Libraries Week

This week is Libraries Week, which celebrates the UK’s much-loved libraries and the central role that libraries play in their community as a driver for inclusion, sustainability, social mobility and community cohesion.  If you’re active on social media you might like to know that today, Monday 4 October, the first day of Libraries Week, CILIP the library professionals’ organisation is inviting people to take part in their photo campaign, using the hashtag #ShareTheChange to share stories of the change this library or any other library has made to their life, or how a library has enabled them to make a positive impact on their community.

You can read more about Libraries Week here.

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