Irish Writers and the Thirties: Art, Exile and War

The Trust is pleased to announce that Karina Goldstone has now completed her project funded by the Trust culminating in the publication of her book Irish Writers and the Thirties: Art, Exile and War. This original study focusing on four Irish writers – Leslie Daiken, Charles Donnelly, Ewart Milne and Michael Sayers – retrieves a … Continued

Raymond Williams Tapes

The Trust is pleased to announce that Dr Phil O’Brien has now completed his project funded by the Trust transcribing, digitising, publishing, and making available online recordings of a series of Raymond Williams lectures on Marxism, literature, politics, and culture from the 1970s and 1980s. The recordings are available here.   Four of the lecture … Continued

Take a Walk Round Baron’s Manor

A walk devised with the support of the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust for inclusion in So We Live: the novels of Alexander Baron, a book edited by Susie Thomas, Andrew Whitehead and Ken Worpole and published in June 2019 by Five Leaves. Alexander Baron was brought up in the streets where Stoke Newington shades … Continued

Solidarity by Lucy Parker  premieres at Sheffield Docs Fest

SOLIDARITY is about the secretive methods used against UK activists and trade unionists. In the film blacklisted construction workers and activists spied on by the police share their ongoing struggles.Blacklisting in the UK construction industry impacted thousands of workers who were labelled ‘troublemakers’ for speaking out and secretively denied employment. Activists uncovered alarming links between workplace blacklisting and undercover policing.  Solidarity attentively follows meetings … Continued

Research Fellow for 2017-18

New appointment for 2017-18 The Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust in partnership with The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Connor Woodman as research fellow for 2017-18. The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies is an independent educational charity that advances public understanding of crime, criminal justice … Continued

Research Fellowship 2016-17

The Amiel & Melburn Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Lo as this year’s Research Fellow. Joe will be working with Campaign Against Arms Trade on research into the political influence of the arms and security sectors in the UK, analysing the connections between companies and the government with a view to underpinning CAAT’s policy recommendations, … Continued

The Runner

Trust-funded film about a long-distance runner who become a symbol of the West Saharan national liberation movement