A slightly later than intended departure from Poplar did not quite make me late for the first meeting, in my case Jan Nielsen on how women’s lives were transformed by WW1 (I made a point of attending plenty of meetings about WW1 due to my role in the Great Centenary Charity Auction). I then went down one floor to attend the meeting on the origins of women’s oppression. After lunch I went to “Disabled people against austerity”, which was the fieriest meeting I attended all weekend. Then came the booklaunch meeting for Martin Empsons Land and Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History.
My day ended with a meeting on Disability and WW1: from shellshock to revolution. This meeting was well attended in spite of being up on the 7th floor. There were some shocking photos, which I have asked the speaker to email to me. I may use some of them on www.greatcharity.org, www.facebook.com/GreatAuction and/ or www.twitter.com/great_auction.
As always there were plenty of good photos: