The Revolution is dead, long live the revolution: seminar

Saturday 21 October 2017

‘The revolution is dead, long live the revolution’ is the theme of Philosophy Football’s afternoon seminar for the centenary of October 1917. Organised in association with Soundings, a journal of politics and culture. We aim to provide three hours of participative discussion ranging over the meaning of revolution, then, and now, models of change, old and new, and the legacy of 1917 for how today’s Left organises with a strong historical, theoretical and cultural dimension.

The seminar is chaired and introduced by Jeremy Gilbert, regular contributor to the Guardian Opinion pages, Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East London and author of Common Ground: Democracy and Collectivity in an Age of Individualism


John Medhurst has recently had published by Repeater his new book  No Less than Mystic : A History of Lenin and the Russian Revolution for a 21st Century Left 

Kevin Morgan is one of the editors of the journal Twentieth Century Communism and has written widely on the history of Communism, particularly British Communism including Communists and British Society 1920-1991 : People of a Special Mould  

Marina Prentoulis appears regularly across the UK media as a spokesperson for Syriza and has recenly contributed a chapter on what Corbynism can learn from the Greek left’s experience of government in the book The Corbyn Effect.

The seminar is free (except for a small fee to cover our admin costs) though advance booking essential. Reserve your place at

Saturday 21st October at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. From 2-5pm.