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Are we all Marxists now? Which of Marx’s ideas remain relevant, which redundant? Join leading scholars to address Marx’s legacy at 201. Are we all Marxists now? The question may sound strange but the virtues of the German philosopher are now extolled in the most unlikely of places. If this may be partly explained by the recent flurry of biographies and anniversaries – 2017 saw anniversaries of Das Kapital and the Russian Revolution, 2018 the bicentenary of his birth - the extraordinary growth of interest in Marx since the financial crisis seems undeniable. Socialism is even a talking point in the United States of America. And yet, the world looks as far removed from any communist utopia as could be imagined. Capitalism has accelerated; neoliberalism remains dominant, social democracy largely in retreat. If the political and ideological ascendency of capital has been fractured in the recent period, this seems predominantly to have benefitted the Right, leading to fears that a very different spectre from the one envisaged by Marx may now be haunting Europe, and the globe. Are we all Marxists now? Which of Marx’s ideas remain relvant, which redundant? Join leading scholars to address Marx’s legacy at 201. Are we all Marxists now? The question may sound strange Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Climate change poses one of the biggest risks to our world, threatening our cultures, homes and nations. In a time where extremes of weather are more and more common place, the fight to protect our planet against human-created temperature rises continues with increased urgency. Please join me for this panel event held as part of a three week program of Euston Town's MAKE SPACE - a project creatively making use of available space in the area. The event is free, however you need to pre-book a ticket via the Eventbrite link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-space-panel-discussion-the-social-injustice-of-climate-change-tickets-57794835910 Please only RSVP once you have booked your ticket. There are currently only 17 tickets remaining so if interested in attending, please book your ticket as soon as you can. For those that would like to meet before the event, I will be in the reception or just outside the venue shortly before 6.15pm with a meetup sign. I will be entering to take my seat at 6.15pm (the discussion starts at 6.30pm). For those that are able to stay after the event, I suggest that we meet outside the venue and head to a nearby pub to continue the discussion. Further Details: In 2017, Andrew Norton, Director for the International Institute for Environment and Development told an audience that climate change is “the biggest social injustice of our generation”. But as Norton highlighted, to look at this through a first-world and third-world lens oversimplifies the issue. Our panel will look at how the injustice can manifest itself within any country, and how those who are socially, economically, politically or culturally marginalised are least likely to benefit from government programmes that protect a society from the effects of climate change. The panellists will discuss which sectors of society – both home and abroad – are most likely to be marginalised in climate change discussions, and how governments and international institutions can begin to address this inequality. Panellists: - Andrew Grieve, Senior Air Quality Analyst, Kings College London - Tara Quinn, Environmental Social Scientist at Exeter University - Professor Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy, University College London - Julia Cushion, Hope for the Future Hope to see you there if you can make it, Mona
MSO opera is back! Come and join me for our next production of Andrea Chenier by Giodrano. Midsummer Opera is delighted to offer Meetup members the opportunity to hear Umberto Giordano's verismo masterpiece ANDREA CHÉNIER in a semi-staged performance (sung in the original Italian) on Friday 29th March at St John's Waterloo SE1 8TY, commencing at 7pm. The international cast of soloists includes John Upperton (Chénier), Zoe South (Maddalena) and Andrew Mayor (Gérard) and the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Midsummer Opera will be conducted by David Roblou. The offer is for stalls seats in the main body of the church at the concessionary price of only £22 PLUS a free illustrated programme with a detailed synopsis, essays on the opera and full cast biographies (normally £3). Telephone[masked] and quote MEETUP to secure the special offer! Special offer MEETUP tickets and only available for purchase by phone in advance.
Built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette for London's sewage system and opened in 1865, Crossness Pumping Station is a Grade 1 Listed building and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork found in the world today. Please have a look here for more information about the Crossness Engines http://www.crossness.org.uk/ Join us to have an opportunity to have a look at the buildings and engines, to take in the exhibition and learn something of the Victorian sewer system which continues to serve the capital. You will also be able to see one of the four engines, Prince Consort, in steam. On days when they steam the engine they also provide a shuttle service from Abbey Wood station which brings you right into the site. There is an admission charge of £8 for this event. You have to buy the ticket at the door. See you there :-)