Thursday, 17 July 2014

Remarkable Reynolds: join the bicentenary celebration

Here is an update from the organisers of the Remarkable Reynolds event taking place on 26 July 2014. Full details below if you would like to go along...

'Remarkable Reynolds: Dickens's Radical Rival', Saturday 26th July 2014, Westminster Archives Centre

We are delighted to announce that 'Remarkable Reynolds: Dickens's Radical Rival' will now close with cake and a wine reception to toast Reynolds's Bicentenary. See

Thursday, 3 July 2014

George Julian Harney: The Chartists were Right

George Julian Harney was among the most important of the Chartist leaders. Almost uniquely, he was active throughout the movement’s history, having been a radical long before the Charter was published and living on, his political interests undiminished, until near to the end of the 19th century.

Best known as a journalist and editor of the Northern Star, Harney was a staunch internationalist and a prominent figure in the National Charter Association’s post-1848 adoption of a socialist programme. It was Harney who befriended Engels, Marx and a host of European exiles in the wake of the year of revolutions, and Harney’s own paper, the Red Republican, which first published the Communist Manifesto in English translation.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Chartism Day 2014 - Ireland and British Democracy

Chartism Day 2014 takes place in Galway, beginning on Friday 4 July and running through Saturday 5 July.  This year’s theme is Ireland and British Democracy.

Registration is now open for anyone who would like to go along.

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.