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TUTORS STEVE ANDREW is a member of the Yorkshire district committee of the CPB, and a regular book reviewer for the Morning Star. RICHARD BURGON is vice-chair of Barnsley Constituency Labour Party MARK BURTON is a former secretary of the Manchester Cuba Solidarity Campaign, and has visited Cuba many times, leading solidarity brigades and building professional links with Cuba. KEVIN DONNELLY is a youth and community worker and Yorkshire district secretary of the CPB ROBERT GRIFFITHS is general secretary of the CPB

Communist University of the North 2011 for workers and students

ANN LEE is a peace activist and a member of the Yorkshire district committee of the CPB. MARTIN LEVY is editor of Communist Review and Northern district secretary of the CPB ELEANOR LEWINGTON is treasurer of the National Assembly of Women and chair of the Manchester branch of the CPB PAUL MARCHANT is a Green Party member and LeedsMet UCU membership secretary PAUL MESZAROS is a campaigner for Hope Not Hate, Yorkshire MIKE QUILLE is a poet based on Tyneside and is arts editor of Communist Review MOHSIN ZULFIQAR is an active member of the Workers Party of Pakistan, a co-ordinator of the South Asian People’s Forum, and information secretary of the Faiz National Organising Committee UK DAVE WEBB is Chair of Yorkshire CND, Convenor of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, and a member of Scientists for Global Responsibilty.

10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Saturday 3 September Swarthmore Education Centre 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD

COMMUNIST UNIVERSITY OF THE NORTH 2011 Three years after the first Communist University of the North in Keswick, Cumbria, the second such event is to be held in Leeds on 3 September 2011. As before, the University is open to all genuinely interested people. There are no admission requirements – except a willingness to participate – and no qualifications will be awarded. However, we can guarantee a rewarding and stimulating experience, grappling with key ideas facing society today.


REGISTRATION: £6 waged, £3 unwaged



Book now! E-mail Kevin Donnelly kevindonnelly28@yahoo.co.uk or write to Martin Levy, 13 Shoreham Court, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2XG, tel 07799 040570.


Plenary 1: Humanity’s Future – Catastrophe or Socialism? Robert Griffiths, Paul Marchant, Dave Webb


Workshops 1: Cuba’s Socialist Reform Programme: Continuity and Change in the Revolution: Mark Burton Finance Capital Today: Robert Griffiths US Bases in Britain and Worldwide: Ann Lee


Lunch Break


Plenary 2: Revolution and Culture – the Battle of Ideas Martin Levy, Kevin Donnelly, Mohsin Zulfiqar


Workshops 2: Poetry and Class Struggle: Mike Quille Ten Books Every Socialist Should Read and Why: Steve Andrew Combating the Ultra-Right: Paul Meszaros


Plenary 3: The ConDems and After: Which Way for the Labour Movement? Richard Burgon, Eleanor Lewington, Robert Griffiths


Close: “The Internationale”

Please note: lunch and refreshments are not included but can be purchased at the Swarthmore Centre

HOW TO GET THERE: A useful map is given on the back page of the Swarthmore Centre brochure http://www.swarthmore.org.uk/pdfs/Swarthmore%20brochure%202011-12.pdf

Walking directions from Leeds City Rail Station: Go straight north on New Station St, then Park Row; cross the Headrow and turn left at Great George St; continue to the end of Great George St, cross the motorway by the footbridge and then turn left into Woodhouse Square. Swarthmore Centre is on the left. If arriving by car from the north or east: Take A58(M) and exit from it for Park Lane/A58; turn right onto A58, then right onto Park Lan/eA58; continue to follow Park Lane then turn right onto Hanover Way; continue onto Woodhouse Square; Swarthmore Centre is on the right. If arriving by car from the south or west: Take M621, A643 and A58 and continue onto A58(M); at Park Lane/A58 exit turn left onto Park Lane then as above. NB There is no parking at the Centre and on-street parking is likely to be very limited; but there are car parks within 5 minutes walking on Park Lane and Burley Street.

The Communist University of the North 2011 is a joint project of the Northern, North West and Yorkshire Districts of the Communist Party of Britain, c/o Ruskin House, 38 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD

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Communist University of North 2011  

Programme for forthcoming Communist University to be held in Leeds

Communist University of North 2011  

Programme for forthcoming Communist University to be held in Leeds