Remembering the Stepney School Strike

November 14, 2019

An evening of remembrance including poet and activist Chris Searle and his former students Ramona Harris and Tony Harcup, exploring the inspiration, purpose and legacy of the Stepney School Strike in 1971. 800 pupils went on strike in Stepney, demanding that their teacher, Chris Searle, be reinstated after the school fired him for publishing a book of their poetry.

There will be an opportunity to look at collections materials relating to the strike.’

  • 14 November 2019, Tower Hamlets local history library and archives at Resource for London at 6 – 8pm.
  • The event will be chaired by BBC Radio 4 broadcaster Alan Dein.
  • Free
  • More information here