Saturday, 4 December 2010

Remembering The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Forthcoming event at The Women’s Library

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Saturday 29 January 2011, 10.30am to 2pm
£10 / £8 concessions

Robert Tressell’s famous novel ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ is one of the classic novels on how capitalism operates in the workplace. The book is still a leading best seller and many politicians, writers and historians have acknowledged the ongoing legacy of this book. The original manuscript of ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’ has been in the care of the Trades Union Congress since 1958 and is now held in the TUC Library Collections at London Metropolitan University. A digital copy can be seen on the TUC History online website here .

Join this special event that marks the centenary of the death of Tressell [Robert Noonan], and celebrates this famous work with speakers Professor Karen Hunt, Keele University; Marion Walls, co-editor of ‘Revisiting Robert Tressell’s Mugsborough’; Dave Harker, author of ‘Tressell: The Real Story of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’, Andrew Lynch, producer of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists play in 2008, and a Trade Union speaker discussing the significant role this novel has played. There will also be a special screening following the event of ‘Give us this day’.

This event is being held at:
The Women’s Library, Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT

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