Thursday, February 26, 2015
DRONFIELD LABOUR PARTY DISCUSSION MEETING
TOPIC : THE EUROPEAN CRISIS
SPEAKER : JOHN HALSTEAD
TIME : 8pm to 9.15pm
DATE : SUNDAY, 8 MARCH 2015
VENUE : CONTACT CLUB, SNAPE HILL LANE, DRONFIELD
John regularly attends our meetings. He was a former executive and administrative civil servant who studied economics and politics at the LSE. He was asked to apply for a job in Brussels in 1965, but instead came to Sheffield and taught a wide-range of workers attending university day-release classes, organised in association with trades' unions. He has been active in the Society for the Study of Labour History for many years and is currently one of its Vice-Presidents. His publications have mainly been about nineteenth-century radical history in the Huddersfield district, particularly focussed on Owenite socialists active in agitations for a free press, the conditions of childrens' employment in textile mills, and Chartism. He continues to take an interest in economic and political questions, including their international dimensions, having been a one-time Jerwood Fellow at Hitotusbashi University in Japan.