RIC Conference on Scotland's History and Culture

258 11.00am Sat 16 May 2015

An all-Scotland event organised by Radical Independence Edinburgh branch.

About this event

SCOTLAND'S RADICAL HISTORY AND CULTURE National Radical independence Campaign Conference Welcoming session 11.00 - 11.15 Participants a have a choice from two topics from each session . Session 1 - 11.15- 12.30 A. Scotland's Radical Culture Scott Hames, University of Stirling, editor of Unstated: Scottish Writers and Independence Meaghan Delahunt. University of Stirling, novelist and short story writer B. Scottish Factory Occupations Andy Clark, Strathclyde University on Lee Jeans occupation plus another speaker being arranged Lunch break - 12.30 - 13.45 Session 2 - 13.45 - 15.00 A. Scotland - the Impact of the '68 Generation Ray Burnett, contributor to the first Red Paper on Scotland Geraldine Gould, recollections of a political activist in Edinburgh in the early 1970's B .The 1984-5 Miners Strike Jim Philipps, University of Glasgow plus another speaker being arranged Session 3 - 15.15 - 16.30 A. The Legacy of James Connolly in Edinburgh Chloe Alexander Ross, Aberdeen University, researcher into radical and labour links between Ireland and Scotland Jim Slaven, James Connolly Society B. The Poll Tax in Scotland Ewan Gibbs, PhD student, Glasgow University Julie Smith, activist in Edinburgh & Lothians Anti-Poll Tax Federation Session 4 - Report Back, 16.30 - 17.00 Do you have questions about RIC - SCOTLAND'S RADICAL HISTORY AND CULTURE? The event will take place at Epworth Halls, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

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