Category Archives: 1970s

Jack Straw and Black Dwarf

Jack Straw was elected NUS President in 1969 as part of the organisation’s political turn. NUS changed its constitution to be able to debate and pass policy on political issues, and Straw was part of a new left-wing national leadership. … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS – The 1970s: The High Tide of British Anti-Racist Activism?

The 1970s: The High Tide of British Anti-Racist Activism? Call for Papers: Day-long Symposium, 22 September 2017, Edge Hill University’s Ethnicity, ‘Race’ and Racism Seminar 5th Annual Symposium. 2017 will mark the fortieth anniversary of two seminal events in the … Continue reading

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“Red Warwick”: A Hidden History

This article was originally for The Boar, the student newspaper at the University of Warwick. You can view it here. by Connor Woodman   University of Warwick official history, 2016 This month marks the 46th anniversary of the start of … Continue reading

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The Radical History of Students’ Unions

This article was originally on 02/12/16 by the NCAFC here for NUS’ #LoveSUs day By Zoe Salanitro Today is NUS’ #LoveSUs day and many of us are left asking: what’s to love? The most recent Tory proposals for Higher Education … Continue reading

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