The Making of the English Working Class: Fifty Years On – A One-Day Conference

The Making Of The English Working Class by E.P. Thompson Published with Revisions in Pelican Books 1968 Reprinted 1970 The cover shows a collier from Costumes of Yorkshire, 1814 by G. Walker (British Museum, photo John Freeman)

The cover shows a collier from Costumes of Yorkshire, 1814 by G. Walker (British Museum, photo John Freeman)

Saturday, 11 May 2013 10.00 pm – 5.15 pm
Lab 107, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of E P Thompson’s ground-breaking book ‘The Making of the English Working Class’, a one day conference will be held at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge. The conference is organised by the Labour History Research Unit at Anglia Ruskin University in co-operation with the Victorian Studies Centre at Saffron Walden.

Speakers include:
David Goodway: The Making of The Making of English Working Class’
Emma Griffin: The Dark Myth of the British Industrial Revolution.
John Seed: ‘Watchwords from the walls of Zion’: Edward Thompson and religious dissent
John Gardner: Continuing After Defeat; ‘Radical Anger’ and the Established Church

Further information, including full programme details and bookings:

www.anglia.ac.uk/englishworkingclass