The audio files from the radical history walk around Bristol on Saturday 31st October have been added to The Archive. You can also navigate your way around the walk as well as the audio files using a Google Map. How modern is that? View Bristol Radical History Walk October 2009 in a larger map.
The website has been rearranged slightly. Everything that was in the Mob section is now in the Archive. Within the Archive the listing of audio files has been merged with the speaker profiles to form the Talks page, this now lists all of the BRHG talks and lectures. The Events page has been plumbed into the news section so that the list of current events should be easier to maintain.
This post is testing the RSS feed test. If it works news from the website will automatically be posted to the facebook group.
Bristol Radical History Group have set up a "group" on facebook. This will be used to notify people of events and to discuss stuff and t'ing. Find the Bristol Radical History Facebook Group Unfortunately if you do not have a facebook account this will be of absolutely no use to you what so ever. But of course all the details of our events will continue to be posted here. ;ref=ts&gid=126960655805
During November several of the BRHG mob made their way to New York where they gave a few talks and attended the MN30 conference to mark 30 years of the Midnight Notes collective. On Thursday 12th November BRHG gave a talk about how the group operates and what we do at the Brecht Forum called Radical History "From Below". The day after this Roger, Anny, Millsie and Rich gave talks on their chosen specialist subjects at 16 Beaver, the title of this evening was Why History Matters... & Why […]
Theresa Garnett Vrs. Winston Churchill Video from the re-enactment of Theresa Garnett attacking Winston Churchill at Bristol Temple Meads in 1909. Filmed by Alex Milne. Find out more about this event. The audio files from Anny Cullum and Dawn Dyer's talks are also now available.
These are the slides from Anny Cullum's talk Votes for Ladies: The Suffragette Movement 1903-1914. Download the pdf file here.
By Anny Cullum The campaign for female suffrage began in 1865 with the introduction of the first private members bill for an amendment for female enfranchisement. Suffrage groups first campaigned democratically and using constitutional means, lobbying, petitioning etc and won some small victories in terms of women becoming more involved in public life; sitting on school boards and becoming poor law guardians. However, nearly 40 years later women were still disenfranchised and in 1903 a group […]
Saturday 31st October. 12-2:30pm Garrett Vrs. Churchill 12pm Bristol Temple Meads On 15 November 1909 in Temple Meads Station Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, stepped from a railway carriage and was attacked by Theresa Garnett (a member of the Women's Social and Political Union) who was wielding a riding crop. Or, as Votes For Women put it: Moved by the spirit of pure chivalry, Miss Garnett took what she thought to be the best available means of avenging the insult done to womanhood by […]
Saturday 31st October 2009 As part of the Trapese Popular Education Collective's 'Start Producing the Future' events BRHG are having a Radical History Walk around Bristol. The walk starts from The Arnolfini at 3pm and will finish at the same place at about 5pm. The walk will take in the scenes of some radical activism, both ancient and modern, and compare this with the actions of the 'mob'. So, come for a little light exercise and learn about Thomas Clarkson, Jame Nayler, St. Wulfsan, Dorothy […]