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WCML: Frow Lecture 2016 – anarchism and the Spanish Civil War

The Working Class Movement Library is delighted to announce that Richard Cleminson will give the annual Frow Lecture. His topic is “A new world in our hearts”: anarchism and the Spanish Civil War. Richard is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Leeds.

The event, on Saturday 7 May at 2pm at the Old Fire Station, Crescent, Salford, is the seventh annual Frow Lecture, held in honour of the Working Class Movement Library’s founders Eddie and Ruth Frow.

In this lecture Richard will outline and critically assess the anarchist political and cultural contribution to social progress in the 1930s and anarchist participation in the revolutionary period of the Spanish Civil War. The talk focuses on the revolutionary changes made possible by the anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist movement in respect of the agrarian collectives, the collectivisation of workplaces, changes in gender patterns, the contribution to cultural and education change, and the “revolution of mentalities” fostered by the anarchists over this period.

The lecture is free, with light refreshments available afterwards. All are welcome.

WCML is grateful to the University of Salford for making the Old Fire Station space available.

Photo: Richard Cleminson,
Image courtesy University of Leeds

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