The Amiel and Melburn Trust was founded in 1980 by Norman Melburn and named for his friend and fellow Marxist, the lawyer Barry Amiel. Both men are now commemorated in the name of the Trust, following Norman Melburn's death in 1991.
The general objectives of the Trust are to advance public education, learning and knowledge in all aspects of the philosophy of Marxism, the history of socialism, and the working- class movement.
The Bishopsgate Institute has been a home for ideas and debate, learning and enquiry since 1895; a place where culture, heritage and learning meet, and where independent thought is cherished.
Its mission is to provide welcoming and inspiring spaces for people with a thirst for knowledge to learn and flourish. Through our library, historic collections, courses and cultural events, it strives to enrich, entertain, and stimulate independent thought in a vibrant city environment. Bishopsgate Library holds extensive printed material and archives on the history of London, the labour movement, co-operation, free thought and humanism, and protest and campaigning.
Britain at Work: Voices from the Workplace 1945-1995 website captures the memories of people at work between 1945-1995: men and women who helped to reconstruct the economy after the Second World War and contributed to a rapidly changing society. Working life as experienced during the half-century 1945-1995 was marked by extreme diversity and change. It was also marked by the growth of trade union organisation and influence to a high point in the mid-1970s. The trade union movement injected a strong democratic current into British workplaces, to which management responded in different ways. In the latter part of this period, there were significant conflicts between unions and employers, associated with the problems of technological change, de-industrialisation and new union legislation. The website holds audio and film interviews, photographs and documents, together with historical analysis and other learning resources. The website project has been created by the TUC Library Collections in the London Metropolitan University.
From the Leveson Inquiry to the future of the BBC, the study and research of media and communications addresses the important questions of our times. At Goldsmiths, that study is creative and critical. We focus on a broad understanding of media and communications, looking at a range of areas from philosophical perspectives on technology and human life and the role of news in a democracy to global screen cultures, and issues of identity. Our degrees demand a critical engagement with media, culture and communications through a mix of theory and practice and our research is considered to be amongst the top-rated in the UK.
The Ken Gill Memorial Fund was established to commemorate the work and values of Ken Gill (1927-2009), life-long communist, trade unionist and campaigner for global peace and social justice. The fund will be used to keep alive the memory of Ken Gill and what he stood for by promoting and financing for example: lectures, seminars, meetings and discussions; publication of articles, pamphlets and books; research projects and scholarships.
The Labour Research Department (LRD) is an independent research organisation providing trade unions with up-to-date information on key workplace issues: employment law, health & safety, pay, pensions, equal opportunities and more. We undertake commissioned research and publish specialist booklets plus the magazines Labour Research, Workplace Report, Safety Rep and Fact Service.
We also have a live database of union agreements called Payline and Publications online, which is our online archive of our publications.
The Lipman-Miliband Trust is dedicated to supporting the needs of those engaged in socialist education. We encourage new work within this broad field, taking into consideration diverse areas of cultural and political work in institutions of learning but also in community organisations and among NGOs.
The Morning Star supports workers in struggle and campaigns for progressive causes worldwide. It is published by a cooperative whose board includes representatives from nine national and one regional trade unions: Community, CWU, FBU, GMB, NUM, POA, RMT, UCATT and UNITE, plus the North East Area of the NUM.
You too can become a reader, supporter and shareholder of the Morning Star - the only socialist national daily newspaper in the English language worldwide.
The People’s History Museum is the national museum of democracy and the only museum dedicated to telling the story of the development of democracy in the UK. The museum is nationally and internationally recognised as the repository for material relating to Britain’s working people. All of the museum’s collections have DCMS-Designated status. The museum also encompasses the Labour History Archive and Study Centre (LHASC) which holds records for working class political organisations from the Chartists to New Labour and the archives of the Labour Party and the Communist Party of Great Britain.
Weblink – www.phm.org.uk
Twitter - @PHMMcr
Thompsons Solicitors has been standing up for the injured and mistreated since Harry Thompson founded the firm in 1921. We have fought for millions of people, won countless landmark cases and secured key legal reforms. We have more experience of winning personal injury and employment claims than any other firm – and we use that experience solely for the injured and mistreated.
The TUC (Trades Union Congress) is the voice of Britain at work and the national centre for British trade unions. Our overall objectives are to raise the quality of working life and promote equality for all. Our mission is to be a high profile organisation that campaigns successfully for trade union aims and values; assists trade unions to increase membership and effectiveness; cuts out wasteful rivalry; and promotes trade union solidarity.
The Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford is recognised as one of Britain's most important collections of working class history, open for everyone to use without charge. The breadth and depth of the archives, books and artefacts makes the Library a vast and unique collection, capturing the stories and struggles of ordinary people's efforts to improve their world. Tony Benn has called it ‘one of the greatest educational institutions in Britain'. It hosted the exhibition Wapping: the workers' story in 2011.