Launch: The Decolonial Centre

The Trust is delighted to have supported the Decolonial Centre (DCC), a new initiative from the Pluto Educational Trust. The DCC is a digital platform that serves as both a forum for decolonial and anti-colonial thought and a space for political education. It distinguishes itself from other decolonial initiatives by its recognition that ‘decolonisation is … Continued

Vacancy: Trust Coordinator

2.5 days (18 hours) per week, £45,000 pro rata (£22,500 per annum)   The Barry Amiel Norman Melburn Trust is seeking someone with strong organisational and relationship-building skills and a passion and commitment to socialist political education to be our new Coordinator. The role will coordinate and administer our grant-giving programme, as well as supporting … Continued

Invite: Pelican House Summer Fete 2023

  The Trust is happy to support the Pelican House Summer Fete 2023! A free family event open to all. A chance to connect with people working and living in Tower Hamlets. There will be games for all ages, Music, Performances, Zine-making, face painting, Art and Crafts, workshops on the cost of living crisis and … Continued

‘Popular education is more needed than ever’: research release

Marjorie Mayo, a long time trustee, has published an important academic article with Fiona Ranford on radical popular education. This comes off the back of our 2019 Fellowship collaboration with The World Transformed which hoped to learn from other radical education projects. The research shares learning that will strengthen the culture of transformative political education … Continued

Appointment of 2022-23 Research Fellow

The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust, in partnership with the Independent Workers’ union of Great Britain (IWGB), is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Durbidge as this year’s Research Fellow. Joe’s research will be in two parts: first, undertaking strategic research with branches for upcoming campaigns, including examining company accounts, identifying decision makers … Continued

Report: Towards an Understanding of Contemporary Practices of Transformative Political Education

With The World Transformed, we are proud to announce the launch of an extensive, 140 page report into political education projects from across Britain and Ireland. Beginning in 2019, the purpose of this project was to learn from other inspiring and radical education projects and share learning that might strengthen the culture of transformative political education in … Continued

The Article 11 Trust reflect on a successful Research Fellowship

The 12-month Research Fellowship with Article 11 Trust has come to a successful conclusion. Rachel Currie investigated the right to protest in Britain and reflected on the fellowship here. The Research Fellowship is an annual initiative which is carried out in conjunction with a partner organisation. The Fellowship is intended to facilitate research with a … Continued

New book: Occupy! Occupy! Occupy! Comic Book

A new comic book, funded by the Trust, has been released by Govanhill Baths. It is a people’s history of occupations, featuring industrial, community, student and environmental occupations in Scotland from the 1940s till now: Squatting (1946); Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (1971); Lee Jeans (1981); Lovable Bra (1982); Plessey Capacitors (1982), Faslane (1982-ongoing); Timex (1983); Price … Continued