Leeds University Library

Lunchtime talk: 28 January 2016

Published Tuesday 19 January 2016

Handbill advertising a socialist march in Leeds, December 1908

Leeds Socialist History in the Alf Mattison Collection

Come to hear Malcolm Chase, Professor of Social History, offer an insight into a remarkable man of Leeds.

Hunslet-born Alfred Mattison was a founder member of the Independent Labour Party. Mattison knew many of the great socialist figures of his age. His enduring contribution to Leeds and its history was a vast collection of books, pamphlets, leaflets, notebooks and diaries, now divided between Leeds City Library and the Brotherton Library.

Leeds Local History and Socialism: the Alf Mattison Collection

When: Thursday 28 January, 1-2pm

Where: Special Collections, Brotherton Room, Brotherton Library

This talk is free to attend, but please book your place in advance.

Find us: directions to Special Collections.

This talk will also be given at Leeds Central Library on Thursday 14 January, 1-2pm. Central Library event details and booking.

Can't make the talk?

Find out more online about the Mattison Collection.

About Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime Talks are free lunchtime cultural heritage talks delivered in partnership with Leeds University Library, Leeds Central Library and Arts Development. The talks are given by people who work with the special collections. They reveal some of the remarkable objects that form our cultural heritage which the University Library collects and makes accessible, for both the university and the public.