Full Circle? From New Labour to One Nation Labour
Thursday 16th May, 6pm
Committee Room 17, House of Commons.
Is One Nation Labour a return to the early years of New Labour? Was the promise of New Labour in opposition dissipated in office?
To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Renewal has released an ebook containing a selection of the best analysis and reflection from two decades at the heart of Labour politics. This event brings together four of its contributors to reflect on the parallels with and differences between Labour's last period in opposition and today – and on the years in between.
Lord Stewart Wood, Shadow Cabinet Minister without Portfolio and adviser to Ed Miliband; John Denham MP for Southampton and Itchen and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ed Miliband; Catherine Needham, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Management, University of Birmingham; Stuart White, Lecturer in Politics, Oxford University.
Chair: Ben Jackson, Editor, Renewal and Lecturer in Modern History, Oxford University.
This will be followed by a longer discussion with the audience, and drinks in a pub in Westminster afterwards - details TBC.
Please email Katharine Harris at Lawrence and Wishart to reserve your place – email@example.com.
Relaunch seminar: May Day Manifesto
Thursday 23 May 2013, 6pm-8pm
Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Soundings is reissuing the 1968 text of the May Day Manifesto online with a new introduction by Michael Rustin. This stands alongside our current efforts in the Kilburn Manifesto to critique current dominant politics. Our aim is to offer this both as a historical document of intrinsic interest and to remind readers that the intellectual work of presenting the possibility of a more democratic, equal and just society has a long tradition in our country.
Soundings are hosting a seminar to mark the relaunch, with Michael Rustin speaking to the manifesto and its relaunch and Madeleine Davis (QMUL) responding.
Places are free but by reservation only: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers include Bryan Palmer (Trent), Jon Lawrence (Cambridge), Mike Kenny (QM), Kevin Morgan (Manchester) Barbara Taylor (QM), David Howell (York), Karen Buckley (Manchester), Nick Stevenson (Nottingham), Stuart Middleton (Cambridge), Christos Efstathiou (Birkbeck), Madeleine Davis (QM).
Day conference: Fifty years of EP Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class
25 June 2013
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Co sponsors: PSA Communism Specialist group and PSA Labour Movements Group
This conference addresses the interdisciplinary influences and impact of the text as a twentieth century classic, and includes contributions from across the disciplines of history, political theory, literature and sociology.
For details and to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6046488209#