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Leeds 'Summer Salon' - Eleanor Marx: A Life

Date: Tuesday 14 July, 6:45pm (for 7pm start) to 8:30pm

Venue: Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Room

Speaker: Rachel Holmes

For this year’s ‘Summer Salon’, cultural historian Rachel Holmes discusses her recent biography, Eleanor Marx: A Life

Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx was an exceptional woman. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers' and gas workers' trades unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later she edited many of his key political works, and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was a necessary precondition for a just society.

Rachel Holmes has gone back to original sources to tell the story of the woman who did more than any other to transform British politics in the nineteenth century, who was unafraid to live her contradictions.

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Multiculturalism and its Discontents

Date: Monday 5 October, 6:45 (for 7pm start) to 8:30pm

Venue: Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Room

Speakers: Adrian Hart, Paul Thomas (Huddersfield Uni), another t.b.c.

Leeds Salon's annual satellite event for the Battle of Ideas 2015.

Multiculturalism has come in for increasing criticism lately. Policies that were first posed as a solution to the racial conflicts of the 1980s have come to be seen by many as the cause of ‘myriad social ills’. Recent comments by Nigel Farage in response to the Charlie Hebdo massacre that multiculturalist policies ‘wilfully segregate us’ and David Cameron that they have encourage ‘different cultures to live separate lives’, echo those of the former chair of the EHRC, Trevor Phillips, that such policies legitimise ‘separateness’ between communities.

But are the criticisms of multiculturalist policies fair? Do they threaten to re-create and reinforce a more divided Britain? Or are they still essential to delivering a fairer, more tolerant and egalitarian society? And if multiculturalist policy is a problem, what would we put in its place?

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