Newsletter of the Marx Memorial Library

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900 by 90


For our 90th anniversary this year we are trying to reach 900 members to help support the library to grow and celebrate this special milestone. 

Writing in the Morning Star this week, Ralph Gibson has given some of the benefits of becoming a member and the exciting history you can be part of. 

If you haven't already, please do think about joining the library, or pass on to anyone you know that might be interested!

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New donation


Last week we were very pleased to accept a new donation with a personal connection to the libraries history.

The daughter of one of our previous lecturers, Kirstine Uren, donated her lecture notes and an inscribed volume of Capital from her students. Kirstine taught economics courses here in the '50s so it is great to be able to add these items to our collections.










New programme of events


We're excited to annouce our programme of events for the upcoming term with discussions on imperialism, language and mobilisation, Tony Benn, the peace movement and a historical-materialist interpretation of Jesus.


In  May we'll also be starting 2 new 8 week courses on Trade Unions, Class and Power, and Women, Work and Trade Unions.

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Marx Oration


We will be marking the anniversary of Marx's death with our annual oration at his grave in Highgate Cemetary on Sunday, 12th March. This years speakers will be Fran Heathcote, National President of PCS, and Rob Griffiths, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain.


Gather at the Swain's Lane entrance at 13.30, for a 14.00 start.

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Book Sale


Get your hands on Marxist classics, socialist histories and rare pamphlets!  The next library book sale is coming up on Satruday, 18th March with doors open 11-3.


We will need volunteers on 17th and 18th March to help set up and run the booksale, if you are interested in helping please email for more details. Volunteers get a chance to buy books before doors open! 

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So far this year we've had some amazing events in the library including discussions on Engels and the housing crisis, the rise of a right-wing Israeli government, and trade unionists and community activists on the energy crisis.


If you've missed any you can still catch up on these and all our events by viewing the recordings on our website. 

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