Ralph Milliband Lecture 10 March

Class Matters: the working class in contemporary Britain

London School of Economics. Public lecture (with plenty of time for discussion) and launch of the paperback of The People. Owen Jones gave the lecture last year – hard act to follow, all support welcome! Booking probably essential…available here

Miners’ Strike commemoration 13 December

If you can get to Bath on Saturday 13 December 2014 come and commemorate the Miners’ Strike in the company of Bath Trades’ Union Council and friends. I’ll be speaking about The People at 1.30pm, followed by lunch, followed by a showing of the film Still the Enemy Within, which sounds amazing but I’ve avoided watching because I’m sure this commemoration is the event to see it at! Loads more going on that day, but tickets are going FAST, so if you want to come then book here

Giving Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture, 11 Nov 2014

11 November I’ll be giving this year’s Caroline Benn Memorial Lecture at the Houses of Parliament (previous invited speakers include David Blunkett MP – didn’t he have something to say about grammar schools? didn’t do much though…), on ‘The ‘golden-age’ of the grammar school: exploding the myth’. Entry FREE but booking essential; please email socialisteducation@virginmedia.com

Talking at Postbox Cafe, Manchester, 22 Aug

Come along to Chorlton’s Postbox cafe for dinner and hear about the history of ordinary people who made Manchester the city it is today. I’ll be giving a brief talk about my book The People: the rise and fall of the working class and then we’ll all be enjoying a 3-course dinner (theme: 1940s dining) at one of Chorlton’s finest eateries. Find out more and reserve a table here