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Mary Quaile Club event on 3rd August 2019: Sheila Rowbotham in conversation

On Saturday 3rd August 2019 we held a meeting with Sheila Rowbotham, socialist feminist, historian and activist, to maek  the re-publication of her autobiography Promise of a Dream: Remembering the Sixties. The room was packed with women and men who

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Mary Quaile Club event: Saturday 6th October, “Dreams and Nightmares: Feminist Utopias and Dystopias”

This event took place in a new venue for us, Levenshulme Old Library, on Cromwell Grove now running as a community space. Our  two guest speakers were  Una McCormack and Ciara O’Sullivan. This session was chaired by Michael Herbert. Una

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Mary Quaile Club event on 10th March 2018: Presentation of the Minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council to the Working Class Movement Library

At this event we were delighted to formally present the minutes of the Manchester and Salford  and District  Women’s Trades Union Council   to the Working Class Movement Library.  These two handwritten volumes are the complete record of the meetings

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Mary Quaile Club event: A Celebration of Thomas Paine’s birthday, 27 January 2018

“The world is my country”: a celebration of the life and writings of Thomas Paine, “the most valuable Englishman ever” Thomas  Paine (1737 to 1809), the author of  Commonsense, The Rights of Man, etc  was perhaps the most influential radical

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Mary Quaile Club event: 30th September 2017

Our event on 30 September 2017 –  Fighting Unemployment, Poverty  and Austerity –  took place against the background of the introduction of the horrendous change to the social security system ie. Universal Credit and the annual Tory Conference which was

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Posted in Austerity, Book launch, Fighting austerity, Mary Quaile club meeting, Unemployment

launch of our website on the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council 1895-1919

On Saturday 29th April  2017 the Mary Quaile Club  launched the website of the Minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women’s  Trades Union Council  1895-1919 as part of Manchester Trades Council  May Day Festival. This event was the culmination of

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Mary Quaile Club event on Saturday 8 April. Not “business as usual”: the issue of sexual harassment at work

Our first event for 2017 took up the issue of sexual harassment at work,  an issue that was put on the agenda in the 1980s by the influx of many new women trade unionists into the movement. The campaign at

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