Leicester People’s University Upcoming Sessions

Leicester People’s University

free higher education for the people of leicester!

All upcoming sessions will be held in the Exchange Bar (either in the cellar or in the smaller room near the bar): 50 Rutland St, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 1RD. In terms of format, each session will include some lecturing, some group discussion and some plenary discussion.

Visions of a society without a government – 2 February 2019, 13:30-17:30

Is organised human life possible without a state? Could it be even better than the situation we have now? Why have so many people and movements fought for a world without government? This session, led by Anarchist Communist Group member Sam Hilton, will explore the history of radical anti-statist movements and look at the potential these movements and ideas have in our society today.

Austerity in Leicester and seven other international cities: lessons on governance and resistance – 2 March 2019, 13:30-17:30

Austerity has been delivered in the UK without triggering much resistance, including in Leicester. Other cities across the world have suffered austerity too. What lessons can be drawn for Leicester from both its own experience and that of those different cities? In this session, Jonathan Davies from the DMU Centre for Urban Research on Austerity will talk about his recent research on the international experience of austerity and resistance in Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona, Dublin, Leicester, Melbourne, Montreal and Nantes, in order to draw lessons for the people of Leicester today.

To repair or not to repair – 6 April 2019, 13:30-17:30

by Leicester Fixers..

Temporary future dates for your diaries
We’re working on a programme for the next academic year. More details to follow. The dates are likely to be:

4 May
1 June
6 July – on Productivity or whatever happened to the shorter working week, with David Harvie