Thursday, 1 September 2011

Remembering Sidney Bunting

Remembering Sidney Bunting

15 October 2011, 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Elizabeth Fry Suite
Friends House
173 Euston Road
London NW1 2BJ

The life of English-born Sidney Bunting (1873-1936) illustrates the complex social networks and values carried across the world in the name of the British Empire. The lawyer son of renowned Wesleyan social activists, Bunting was radicalized in South Africa. He was a founding member of the Communist Party of South Africa and a campaigner for black emancipation.

Allison Drew (author of Between Empire and Revolution: A Life of Sidney Bunting, 1873-1936) on

‘The complexities of Sidney Bunting’s life and work’


2:00 – 2:15 Arrival, coffee and informal conversation
2:15 – 2:20 Welcome by Edward Bunting
2:20 – 3:05 Allison Drew, ‘The complexities of Sidney Bunting’s life & work’
3:05 – 3:20 Coffee, tea and cakes
3:20 – 4:00 Questions and discussion
4:00 – 4:15 Changes in the family tree & closing by a family member
4:30 – 5:30 Drinks at the Norfolk Arms, 28 Leigh Street WC1H 9EP

RSVP: Edward Bunting at; phone 07748 942 768

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