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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Dr Jeff Miley and Dr David Lane convene a day focusing on the centenary of the Russian Revolution
When Oct 27, 2017
from 09:45 AM to 05:30 PM
Where Queen's Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College
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9.30- Arrival and Registration


10.00-11.30  The October Revolution, Russia and the USSR
Chairman: Jeff Miley (Cambridge)

David Lane (Cambridge), October Revolution: Overview

John Barber (Cambridge), October Revolution and the Second World War

Martin Myant (European Trade Union Institute, Brussels), October and Marxist Economics


11.30—13.00  Impact on the people

Katy Turton (Belfast), Women in the Russian Revolution and After

Mary Davis (Royal Holloway), Impact on the British Labour Movement  

Emily Lygo (Exeter) Impact on Public Opinion


13.00- 13.45  Break


13.45– 15.00  October and its Limits
Chairman: David Lane

Dimitri Rossoupolous (Montreal), The Bolshevik Insurrection, the Soviets and the Third Revolution

Jeff Miley (Cambridge), Dictatorship of the Proletariat and National Self-Determination


15.00- 16.15  October, Empire and Colonialism

Radha D'Souza (University of Westminster), The Impact and Legacy of October in the Indian Sub Continent

Ken Olende (Workers' Educational Association), The Impact and Legacy of October in Africa


16.15- 17.15   October and World Politics

Andrey Kolganov (Moscow State University) October revolution: Lessons for the Future.


17.30. Dame Fiona Reynolds (Master of Emmanuel College), Thanks and Farewell

Drinks Reception



Jeff Miley

David Lane

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