Ada Salter Talk at Marx Memorial Library

Author Graham Taylor will deliver a Socialist History Society lecture on the pioneering ILPer and feminist Ada Salter at London’s Marx Memorial Library on Tuesday 26 April.

Ada Slater book coverTaylor’s book Ada Salter: Pioneer of Ethical Socialism came out last year and is reviewed here.

It tells the story of a remarkable woman who was almost forgotten from British socialist history despite playing a pivotal role in the Bermondsey revolution in the early years of the 20th century when she introduced to London and the country ground-breaking ideas on urban development, environmental improvement and the role of women.

Taylor argues that Salter was a pioneer of an ethical brand of socialism and has been unfairly neglected from Labour history. Her experiences as a ‘Sister of the People’ in the London slums led her to the ILP and to the belief that achieving social justice required a grassroots alliance between the labour and women’s movements.

What: Ada Slater and Ethical Socialism
When: 7pm, 26 April 2016
Where: Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R ODU
Who: Graham Taylor, author of Ada Salter: Pioneer of Ethical Socialism

The event is organised by the Socialist History Society and is free to attend.

See also: ‘Ada Salter – Sister of the People’ by Graham Taylor; and ‘Salters Play to Tour London’