Audio index

Welcome to the SPGB audio archive, containing talks and discussions to play or download.* This index is in development.

Summer School talks and discussions
Special 3-day events taking place every summer in Birmingham, with themes including war, gender & power, technology, money, the environment, new perspectives on socialism…


2021 online talks (via Discord)


2020 online talks (via Discord)
2020 was the year of global pandemic, when all meetings in person had to stop, so we went online and these talks are the result. There are two pages here, one for regular talks and the other for more speculative discussions based very loosely around the idea of frequently asked questions.


2010-2019
Conspiracy theories, radical feminism, Rosa Luxemburg, the Paris Commune, Zeitgeist, William Blake, the Glass Ceiling, Proudhon, UKIP, the Inca, Dostoyevsky, Utopia, Fracking, First World War, the Economic Calculation argument, Sudoku, EU Referendum, Trotskyism, falling statues, Martov, the Trade Union Bill, Chartism, climate change, anthropology…


2000-2009
Robert Tressell & the SDF, William Morris, Middle East wars for oil, German Revolution…


1990-1999
Gulf crisis, Post-Berlin Wall Eastern Europe, Living without the Law, A Novel Approach to History (a series on classic novels including Moby Dick, Heart of Darkness, The Jungle, Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, Kangaroo, Kim, 1984 & Woman on the Edge of Time), Debate with a Tory stalwart…


1980-1989
Human nature, Tony Benn, alienation, prehistory, Marxian economics, anarchism, folk music, soap operas, People Who History Made, Hardy debates a Tory, Coleman debates a patriotic loon…


Pre-1980
Hardy, Baldwin, Barltrop, Donnelly, Young…


* Most of the newer recordings are downloadable, but the older ones, well, we’re working on it…