Voices from the Miners’ Strike Forty Years On: Historians Robert Gildea and Jim Phillips in conversation with Patricia Clavin

Please note this discussion is on Wednesday 6 March at Worcester College

The first week in March marks the 40th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike, when 170,000 miners, backed by their families and supporters across the UK and abroad, fought to defend their pits, their jobs and their communities. The defeat of the miners shattered the labour movement in the UK and devastated mining communities, although there are also amazing stories of miners and their wives reinventing themselves, beginning new careers, and endeavouring to repair their communities.

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