Unveiled: statues for the twenty-first century

Professor Angela V. John introduces the Monumental Welsh Women project to commemorate five ‘hidden heroines’ chosen by popular vote Statues make statements. They become symbolic, not only for the time when they are erected but also for the future. The toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol in 2020 and the publicity this generated speaks about current anger and attitudes and … Continue reading Unveiled: statues for the twenty-first century

Great Lives: spotlight on Lady Rhondda

BBC Radio 4 turned its attentions to the suffragette and pioneering journalist Lady Rhondda, as former President of the Supreme Court Baroness Hale got the opportunity to nominate a new member of the programme’s pantheon. Professor Angela V John, a Vice-President of the Society for the Study of Labour History and President of Llafur, provided expert testimony and commentary on the life of Lady Rhondda … Continue reading Great Lives: spotlight on Lady Rhondda

SSLH backs fair funding call for National Library of Wales

The Society for the Study of Labour History is adding its voice to calls for “fair funding” for the National Library of Wales. The move comes as the Library, which is home to many of the historic, artistic and intellectual treasures of Wales, and to important labour history collections, faces budget cuts which threaten 30 jobs, in addition to 100 already lost over the past … Continue reading SSLH backs fair funding call for National Library of Wales