Commemorating Josiah C Wedgwood - Dr Paul Mulvey

Public Lecture


The History of Parliament Trust, Keele University and the Remembering Eleanor Rathbone Group will host a public seminar to commemorate the exceptionally active campaigning career of longstanding Staffordshire MP, Col. Josiah C. Wedgwood, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1906-1942, during the 75th anniversary year of his death. 

Dr Paul Mulvey, Wedgwood’s latest biographer, will give a brief biography and account of Wedgwood’s activism. He’ll focus particularly on Wedgwood’s tireless campaigning for democracy and freedom in the 1930s and 1940s and his vehement opposition of Nazism and those he considered willing to appease it. Dr Mulvey will discuss Wedgwood’s propaganda efforts, including the History of Parliament project, his eagerness to confront Germany, his efforts to assist refugees, and his support for Zionism in Palestine.
Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. including other academics and experts on international politics during this time period. During the Q&A attendees are encouraged to contribute and question our experts in order to gain a greater understanding of this, now largely forgotten, but incredibly significant Staffordshire MP.


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Keele Hall, Keele University
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