Jim Slaven is an Edinburgh based writer, activist and founding member of the James Connolly Society. His research looks at the intersection between race, nation and class. He has written widely on culture and politics. His Edinburgh Festival show explored Patrick Geddes’ connections with socialist and anarchist radicals in the run up to WW1. He is founder of 107 Cowgate, whose educational events and tours explore Scotland’s history and future from a working class perspective. He tweets: @JimSlaven.