Here is the film https://hml.londonmet.ac.uk/Player/14432158 of author Cathy Hunt presenting at the TUC on the topic of her new book Righting the Wrong, a biography of Mary Macarthur with an introduction by Jeff Howarth from the TUC Library.
The TUC Library featured in the final episode of the BBC2 series The Novels That Shaped Our World which was focused on class (10pm, Saturday 23rd November). We have the original, hand-written manuscript of the iconic working class novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell and the production company that made the series came in to film it and interview academic Ian Haywood of Roehampton University.
The manuscript was digitised and can be found on our website along with biographical information about the author Robert Tressell.
Cathy will explore Mary’s unlikely and meteoric journey from Victorian middle-class girlhood to dynamic tour de force on picket lines, public platforms and fearless negotiations with government ministers. She was one of the most brilliant trade unionists that Britain has ever seen and when she died in 1921, she was widely regarded to have done more for women workers than any other leader in the labour movement.
This event is open to University staff, students and the public. No booking required.
Main Hall in the Wash Houses, entrance from University reception at Calcutta House on Old Castle Street, E1 7NT
Cathy carried out research at the TUC Library which is housed at London Metropolitan University. Visitors are welcome to drop in on the Special Collections Reading Room beforehand. The reading room is on the second floor of the Wash Houses and is open till 7pm.
The presentation is approximately one hour. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org