Conference 2009 – ‘Revolting London’

Press Release now online!

London has a great history as host to people’s demands for change. The annual AfL conference will investigate six revolutionary movements from 15th to 20th centuries concerning calls for economic, political and cultural change.


• Michael Hicks: Jack Cade’s rebellion (1450)

• David Sutton: Spa Fields Riot (1816)

• Sean Creighton: London riots and Bloody Sunday (1886-7)

• Teresa Doherty: Women’s suffrage (1914)

• David Rosenberg: Battle of Cable Street (1936)

• Dave Welsh: Notting Hill (1950s)


Our speakers, drawn from archive users and practitioners, will explore the lasting impact of these movements for social change on London and the world beyond our capital city.


Revolting London will celebrate London’s history as the place to be to document your voice.


Saturday 3 October 2009

9:45am – 5:00pm

at London Metropolitan Archives

40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB


Delegate fees (including buffet lunch & refreshments):

before 31 July 2009 : £30 AfL members exclusive

from 1 August 2009 : £35 AfL members : £50 non-members (including membership)


To book your place please complete and return the booking form.


For 2009 AfL is pleased to offer six student places at the special rate of £15. The successful applicants will join AfL in recording the conference by producing a paper on one of the presentations and the discussions that result from it. You are also encouraged to participate in the activities behind the scenes to organise the conference.


To apply for one of the six places please complete the application form and return it with a personal statement of your interest and suitability (no more than one side of A4) to AfL by 25 September 2009 (please note change in deadline date).


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Picture credit: Scene of Jack Cade’s rebellion in 1450 showing Jack Cade declaring himself Lord of the City of London at London Stone, Cannon Street. Engraving, c1770.

Courtesy: City of London, London Metropolitan Archives.