iCHSTM 2013 Programme • Version 5.3.6, 27 July 2013 • ONLINE (includes late changes)
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Working Class Movement Library tour
Event code: X359
Wed 24 July, 12:00–13:00Working Class Movement Library

The Working Class Movement Library in Salford records over 200 years of organising and campaigning by ordinary men and women. This guided tour will discuss its extensive holdings on the growth of trade unions, socialist and co-operative organisations.  The early Owenites and Socialists had a thirst for a wide education, including science and technology.

Visitors will also be able to see the exhibition developed to coincide with the Congress, showing the development of public and occupational health and campaigns to improve working conditions. The exhibition will also look at the role of scientists in the socialist and peace movements, featuring subjects including naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace in the year of the centenary of his death. 

There is no charge for this walk. Numbers will be limited to 10 people per tour, so please register in advance. You can do this at any time before the Congress by emailing tours@ichstm2013.com with your details; or you can sign up in person at the Congress Events Desk. Please arrange your own transport to the Working Class Movement Library.

Location: Working Class Movement Library
51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX
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This is a long walk from University Place (estimated 50 to 55 minutes). We advise using public transport.
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