Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Remarkable Reynolds: Dickens's radical rival

The University of Roehampton and The City of Westminster Archives Centre present; 'Remarkable Reynolds: Dickens's Radical Rival'

Saturday 26 July 2014
City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann's Street, London SW1P 2DE
A free day of talks and readings to celebrate the bicentenary of GWM Reynolds

Revamp for Chartism online

Take a look at Stephen Roberts’ excellent Chartism and the Chartists website, which has been thoroughly revamped and redesigned of late.

The site now has a weekly blog post, photos and posters, along with an expanded biographical listing of prominent Chartists.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Chartists finally make it to Parliament - 175 years on

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Archives and History is undertaking a number of initiatives to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the People’s Charter.

A seminar on Chartist Archives will be held in the Houses of Parliament at 2.30pm on Tuesday 22 October. It will be led by Professor Owen Ashton, Emeritus Professor in Modern British History at Staffordshire University. Professor Ashton will speak for approximately 30 minutes and invite discussion.

If you would like to attend (it is free of charge) please email Marie Owens and she will tell you if places are still available and send more information.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

South Wales Chartist Convention set for 2 November 2013

The South Wales Chartist Convention (hosted by the new University of South Wales ) is being held on Saturday 2nd November 10.15 - 16.15 at the university's City Campus, Newport.

Full details of the agenda and how to book are set out below. Entry is free, but you must book to secure a place.

The main speaker this year is Professor Angela V. John (Aberystwyth University). She will be speaking about the remarkable Margaret Thomas of Llanwern House, Newport - militant suffragette and feminist campaigner, who inherited her father's title in 1920, but was refused entry to the House of Lords.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

240 Chartists in Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby-on-Tees and Hartlepool

Chartist Ancestors now has an index of some 240 Chartists from the Teesside towns of Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby-on-Tees and Hartlepool.

The full list, along with other biographical details where known, is in a Google Docs spreadsheet that you can download from this blog post.

My thanks go to the noted Chartist historian Professor Malcolm Chase of the University of Leeds, not just for his permission to use the list but for inputting all the information from his card index.