Cover for the book On Burnley Road

Notebooks on Burnley

Mike Makin-Waite recalls the origins of his new book On Burnley Road: Class, race and politics in a northern English town

FORUM call for papers

FORUM: for promoting 3 to 19 comprehensive education – Call for Papers

Contributions are invited for the Autumn 2021 number of FORUM, for which the copy date is Monday 12 July.


Forum: journal relaunch marks a new phase in the campaign for genuinely comprehensive education

We are delighted to announce that 'FORUM: for promoting 3 to 19 comprehensive education’ is relaunching with its latest issue and commencing a new partnership with the radical publisher, Lawrence Wishart.

No Liberation Without Black Women

Leading women of the Black radical movement

A.S. Francis, PhD candidate at the University of Chichester and coordinator of the Young Historian’s Project, on women’s experiences and contributions in Britain’s Black radical movement of the late 20th century.

Claudia Jones

The art of resistance

Books Editor Jumanah Younis on the legacy of Claudia Jones.


Soundings blog: My homeplace

Tanazia Gabriel-Fleary on how she came to understood that 'I am undeniably and unapologetically a black British-Caribbean woman, and every element of that is complexly wonderful.'


Soundings blog: Staying power

Brenda Kirsch looks at a pioneering account of the Black presence in British history. 


Soundings blog: The colour of memory

John Siblon on the exclusion of black African war service from the memorial landscape. 


Stephen Williams on discovering Eleanor Marx afresh

Stephen Williams on Letters from England, 1895: Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling, edited by Stephen Williams and Tony Chandler and translated by Francis King.


An extract from Building a Radical University

In this extract from her chapter ‘Bloody Snobs’ in Building a Radical University, Tanya Frank describes the impact of the University of East London on her life and work.