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The Causes of the Industrial Revolution

This is an informal drinks event to discuss Libertarian theories, recent news and events in general, the state of libertarianism in the various parties and in the culture.

To get us started Anton Howes, sabre duelling leader of the Liberty League*, will talk for 20 minutes on his PhD topic. His thesis explores and quantifies the cultural and intellectual causes of the industrial revolution in the UK and earlier industrial effervescences abroad.


To avoid getting lost and other hiccups please read the Rose and Crown Survival Guide.

* this is, in fact, true.

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  • Simon G.

    Merry Christmas all. Here, finally, is the video and written summary of Anton's talk


    December 12, 2013

  • Fardad F.

    Was a great evening. It was a pleasure to meet you guys.

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • Simon G.

    Great speaker and excellent crowd was not spoiled by logistical issues, but I'm organiser so I'm giving myself a harsh score. 3/5. I think everyone had a great time.

    October 4, 2013

  • Sean L.

    It was a great meeting!

    October 3, 2013

  • Simon G.

    We'll be starting a bit late due to a double booking. Same location.

    We're all in the downstairs bar. In fact, we're about half of it!

    October 3, 2013

  • Simon G.

    This is off-topic, but important. Does anyone remember the "Simon" (not me) that used to turn up regularly? He was a big retro gaming fan and would often interupt conversations about politics to discuss the lastest developments in retro gaming. He was treated badly by one guest during an unusually frought meeting and has never been seen again (understandably).

    I was not officially organiser at the time but would like to check upon his well being. I do not have a record of his full name.

    October 2, 2013

  • Simon G.

    Full house! The seated capacity of the room is 28.

    It's definitely worth a gamble though and you can always stand. People *will* drop out as their plans for the evening become more concrete.

    I turned on waitlist just so there is a way to neatly quantify the capacity issue. If you are near the top of the list *or* don't mind standing then do come. It's a great talk.

    See also, speaker profile:

    1 · October 2, 2013

  • Sean L.

    Looking foward!

    October 1, 2013

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