PHM are delighted to work with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) to host a series of WEA courses. Booking is required via the WEA, all course details are listed below.
Course runs Mon 16 January to Mon 27 March 2017, 1.00pm – 3.00pm (half term break on Mon 20 February)
A study of key protests in Manchester in which people ‘made history’ through strikes, struggle and campaigns. From Peterloo, the Chartists, and opposition to slavery; struggles over unemployment, access to the countryside, and against fascism; against Section 28, and of the Stop The War campaign.
This ten week course is a learning experience from the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in association with the People’s History Museum, led by WEA tutor Mark Krantz.
Course attendees will:
- Look in detail at the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, and the Chartist General Strike of 1842
- Uncover how Lancashire textile workers supported the fight against slavery in the American Civil War
- Consider the impact of the struggles in the 1930s; over unemployment, against Mosley, and for countryside access
- Reflect on Manchester’s demonstration against Section 28 and its significance in the fight for LGBT+ equality today
- Look at Manchester’s biggest Stop The War protests in 2008 calling for Time To Go! from Iraq – and for Prime Minister Tony Blair
The course includes visits to the galleries of the People’s History Museum and their archives and a guided tour of the Working Class Movement Library.
This course has been popular and well received – see comments below from previous course attendees:
- ‘This course was really interesting – very well taught, the tutor was an excellent facilitator and enabled the students to participate fully. The museum itself was inspirational.’
- ‘I have not attended any course of study for many years, but found my feet ok at this one and really enjoyed it.’
- ‘Good to feel positive about coming to the sessions’
*Please note this is a ten week course, attendees are required to book onto all ten weeks of the course*
- Suitable for 19 years and over
- Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website. Please quote course ref C3839457
- £65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits