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

Apply for our Political Research Fellowship

The Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust is recruiting for our annual political research fellowship.   The fellowship is intended to facilitate research with a socialist orientation, consistent with the broad aims of the Trust. The research fellowship is an initiative which is carried out in conjunction with a partner organisation.    This year we … Continued

Jodi Dean ‘Becoming Neofeudal: The Inner Logic Of Communicative Capitalism’ – Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust Annual Lecture

When: 17 June 2022, 18:00 — 21:00 Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Clore Lecture Theatre, Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL Book your place Due to popular non-London-based demand, the lecture will also be livestreamed. You can attend and participate virtually by clicking on this link tomorrow, at 6pm.  The end of the … Continued

New podcast: Give Us Work Not Dole Part 1

The first instalment of a special 3-part podcast exploring the November 1979 workers’ occupation of Liverpool’s Binns Road Meccano plant. The podcast is presented by labour historian Dr Greig Campbell and features a discussion with John Lynch and Frank Bloor, the two former shop stewards who spearheaded the 103-day long struggle for jobs. The research … Continued

New film from Open City on Marxist architecture in London

Open City has launched the first of a four part film series examining London’s architecture through the lens of Marxist theory, funded by the Amiel and Melburn Trust. Focussing on the idea of the ‘social condenser’, and centring around four key buildings, they will examine how architecture has the power to embed theory into tangible … Continued

Appointment of 2021-22 Research Fellow

Appointment of 2021-22 Research Fellow The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust in partnership with the Article 11 Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Currie as this year’s Research Fellow. Rachel will investigate the right to protest in the UK. This The Fellowship project will develop the evidence base and analysis to address three … Continued