October 1917 Centenary, Cambridge UK, 27 October

3rd Oct, 2017

1917-2017
CENTENARY OF
THE RUSSIAN
REVOLUTION

27 October 2017
FREE ADMISSION

All Welcome
Queen’s Lecture Theatre
Emmanuel College
Cambridge CB2 3AP
DEPARTMENT of SOCIOLOGY

Schedule 

9.45 Arrival and Registration

10.00–11.30 The October Revolution, Russia and the USSR
Chairman: Jeff Miley (Cambridge)
David Lane (Cambridge), October Revolution: Overview
John Barber (Cambridge), October Revolution and the Second World War
Martin Myant (European Trade Union Institute, Brussels), October and Marxist Economics

11.30–13.00 Impact on the People
Katy Turton (Belfast), Women in the Russian Revolution and After
Mary Davis (Royal Holloway), Impact on the British Labour Movement
Emily Lygo (Exeter), Impact on Public Opinion

13.00–13.45 Break

13.45–15.00 October and its Limits
 Chairman: David Lane
Dimitri Roussopoulos (Montreal), The Bolshevik Insurrection, the Soviets and
the Third Revolution
Jeff Miley (Cambridge), Dictatorship of the Proletariat and National Self-Determination

15.00–16.15 October, Empire and Colonialism
Radha D'Souza (University of Westminster), The Impact and Legacy
of October in the Indian Sub Continent
Ken Olende (Workers' Educational Association), The Impact and Legacy
of October in Africa

16.15–17.15 October and World Politics
Andrey Kolganov (Moscow State University), October Revolution: Lessons for the Future

17.30 Drinks Reception
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ORGANISERS: Jeff Miley (tjm52@cam.ac.uk) and David Lane (dsl10@cam.ac.uk