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Conference: Biography and identity in the making of British radicals

Saturday, 22 May 2010, Swansea Museum

A one-day conference in commemoration of the life and work of Nina Fishman, late Honorary Research Professor at Swansea University, also marking the Swansea launch of Nina’s Arthur Horner: A Political Biography (Lawrence and Wishart, 2010).


Sponsored by: The Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales, Swansea University and the Socialist History Society


1000: Coffee and Welcome by Dr Hywel Francis

1030: Andrew Thorpe (Exeter University): ‘Nina Fishman’s Arthur Horner and labour biography’

1130: David Howell (York University): ‘ “The district one calls home”: D. H. Lawrence’s writing on

         coalfield society’

1230: Lunch

1330: Peter Ackers (Loughborough University): ‘More Marx than Methodism: Hugh Clegg and 

          Kingswood School’

1430: Angela V. John (Aberystwyth University): ‘Equal partners? Gender and the writing of biography’

1530: Chris Williams (Swansea University): ‘Robert Owen and Wales. Wales and Robert Owen’

1630: Tea and Close


Swansea Museum is located close to the city centre at Victoria Road, The Maritime  Quarter, Swansea, SA1 1SN.


Coffees and teas will be available at the venue. For lunch people will need to bring their own or take advantage of nearby cafes, pubs etc.


Copies of Arthur Horner:  A Political Biography will be on sale at the event throughout the day.


If further information is required please contact Prof Chris Williams (Swansea University) on christopher.m.williams@swansea.ac.uk, or 07814234403.

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