About this Event
Second John L Halstead Memorial Lecture
Saturday, 28 October 2023, 2.00 pm
The Society for the Study of Labour history is pleased to announce that Professor Keith Laybourn (Emeritus Professor at the University of Huddersfield) will deliver the second John Halstead Memorial Lecture. He will speak on 'The Rising Sun of Socialism: the emergence of the labour movements in the textile districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire', sharing a life time of research.
Professor Laybourn is an historian of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century specialising in labour history and the working class in Britain. His many books include The Independent Labour Party, 1914-1939 (Routledge, 2022) and The Rise of Socialism in Britain (Sutton, 1997).
He also co-authored The Rising Sun of Socialism: The ILP in West Yorkshire (West Yorkshire Archive Service, 1991) with David James, and contributed a similarly named chapter to The Labour Party in Historical Perspective (Socialist History Society, 2018).
Tickets are required for this FREE event which takes place at The Marx Memorial Library located in Clerkenwell Green, London. Guidance on how to find the Library can be found here:
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Society for the Study of Labour History
The historian John Halstead (1936–2021)was a long-standing member of the Society for the Study of Labour History.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Marx Memorial Library & Workers School, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London, United Kingdom