W.U.N.C – 15/01/2017


Rubinstein, David, The Labour Party And British Society, 1st edn (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2006)

Tilly, Charles and Lesley J Wood, Social Movements, 1768-2012, 3rd edn (Oxford: Routledge, 2016)

Web Links: 

Haines, Joe, “Ban Strikes In Public Services Now!”, The Daily Mail, 2017 <; [accessed 15 January 2017]

“Worthiness – Definition Of Worthiness In English | Oxford Dictionaries”, Oxford Dictionaries | English <; [accessed 15 January 2017]

Are online protests really protests? – 26/1/2017


Jordan, Tim and Paul A Taylor, Hacktivism And Cyberwars: Rebels With A Cause?, 1st edn (London: Routledge, 2004)

Tilly, Charles and Sidney G Tarrow, Contentious Politics, 2nd edn (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)

Web Links

Fox, Ruth, Virginia Gibbons, and Matt Korris, What Next For E-Petitions?, 1st edn (London: Hansard Society, 2012), p. 9  [accessed 22 January 2017]

“Hacktivist”, Oxford Dictionaries Online (Oxford University Press)  [accessed 23 January 2017]

“House Of Commons – Work Of The Committee In Session 2010-12 – Backbench Business Committee”, Publications.Parliament.Uk, 2012  [accessed 24 January 2017]

“Impact”, Change.Org  [accessed 23 January 2017]

“Petitions – UK Government And Parliament”, Petitions – UK Government And Parliament  [accessed 23 January 2017]

Priestley, Robin, “HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY!! – 38 Degrees”, 38 Degrees, 2014 [accessed 23 January 2017]

“What We Do – Hansard Society”, Hansardsociety.Org.Uk [accessed 23 January 2017]

News Links

Milward, David and Juliet Eysenck, “Petition For Second EU Referendum Reaches 4 Million As Hundreds Attend Anti-Brexit Protest In London”, The Telegraph, 2016  [accessed 23 January 2017]

Rath, Kayte, “E-Petitions Get 6.4 Million Signatures In A Year”, BBC News, 2012  [accessed 23 January 2017]

The Guardian, “Meningitis B Petition Now Most Signed In Parliamentary History”, 2016  [accessed 23 January 2017]

An Ode to Public Libraries – 02/02/2017

Journals and Conference proceedings:

Hamby, Paul and Ira Najowitz, “The Public Libraries Act Of 1850”, Public & Access Services Quarterly, 2 (1999), 73-88 <>

HUZAR, Tim (2014) Neoliberalism, Democracy and the Library as a Radically Inclusive Space. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2014 – Lyon – Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge in Session 200 – Library Theory and Research. In: IFLA WLIC 2014, 16-22 August 2014, Lyon, France.  pp. 74-78 <; [accessed 29 January 2017]


“Libraries Lose A Quarter Of Staff As Hundreds Close”, BBC News, 2016 <; [accessed 31 January 2017]

Adetunji, Jo, “On The Road Is Just The Ticket”, The Guardian, 2005 <; [accessed 31 January 2017]

Fisher, Marc, “Donald Trump Doesn’T Read Much. Being President Probably Wouldn’T Change That.”, Washington Post, 2016 <> [accessed 31 January 2017]

Raphael, Lev, “Donald Trump Is “Too Busy” To Read Books. Sad.”, The Huffington Post, 2016 <> [accessed 31 January 2017]

Web links:

“Bishopsgate Institute – LGBT History”, Bishopsgate.Org.Uk <> [accessed 29 January 2017]

“Quaker Homeless Action – Quaker Mobile Library”, Qha.Org.Uk <> [accessed 29 January 2017]

“Radical Voices | Senate House Library”, Senatehouselibrary.Ac.Uk <> [accessed 29 January 2017]

Stewart, Rod, “Homeless But Not Bookless | The Bookseller”, Thebookseller.Com, 2001 <> [accessed 31 January 2017]

“Trades Union Congress Library Collections”, London Metropolitan University – Student Zone <> [accessed 29 January 2017]

Speakers corner and the politics of space – 9/02/2017


Certeau, Michel de, The Practice Of Everyday Life, 1st edn (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988)

Tonkiss, Fran, Space, The City And Social Theory: Social Relations And Urban Forms, 1st edn (Cambridge: Polity, 2005)


Cooper, Davina, ““Sometimes A Community And Sometimes A Battlefield”: From The Comedic Public Sphere To The Commons Of Speakers’ Corner”, Environment And Planning D: Society And Space, 24 (2006), 754 <;

Roberts, John Michael, “Spatial Governance And Working Class Public Spheres: The Case Of A Chartist Demonstration At Hyde Park”, Journal Of Historical Sociology, 14 (2001), 323-325 <;

Roberts, John Michael, “The Enigma Of Free Speech: Speakers’ Corner, The Geography Of Governance And A Crisis Of Rationality”, Social & Legal Studies, 9 (2000), 272 <;

Web Links:

Roberts, John, “Tyburn Hanging Tree And The Origins Of Speakers’ Corner – Speakers Corner”, Speakerscorner.Net, 2010 <> [accessed 6 February 2017]

Suffragette City – 17/02/2017

Archive Documents

available via:

“Police Remove A Suffragette Demonstrator” (London, 1914), Museum of London

“Police Charge Sheet” (London, 1908), Museum of London


Baker, Stephanie Alice, “The Mediated Crowd: New Social Media And New Forms Of Rioting”, Sociological Research Online, 16 (2011)  <;

Bearman, C. J., “An Examination Of Suffragette Violence”, The English Historical Review, 120 (2005), 375-6

Crawford, Elizabeth, “Police, Prisons And Prisoners: The View From The Home Office”, Women’s History Review, 14 (2005), 488

Purvis, June, “Deeds, Not Words: The Daily Lives Of Militant Suffragettes In Edwardian Britain”, Women’s Studies International Forum, 18 (1995), 93

The Battles of Trafalgar 03/03/2017


Carmona, Matthew, Claudio de Magalhães, and Leo Hammond, Public Space: The Management Dimension, 1st edn (New York: Routledge, 2008)

Keller, Lisa, Triumph Of Order: Democracy And Public Space In New York And London, 1st edn (New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 2010)

Mace, Rodney, Trafalgar Square: Emblem Of Empire, 1st edn (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 2005)

Morris, William and Stephen Arata, News From Nowhere, 1st edn (Ontario: Broadview Press, 2003)

Thompson, E. P, The Making Of The English Working Class, 1st edn (New York: Pantheon Books, 1963)

White, Jerry, London In The Nineteenth Century, 1st edn (London: Random House, 2008)

Archive Material:

“Christmas Card By Artist E.G – ‘The Charge Opposite The National Gallery'” (Manchester), People’s History Museum –, ‘Glad Tidings of Struggle and Strife – A History of Protest Christmas Cards’

Warren, Charles, “Printed Proclamation Issued By The Metropolitan Police Ordering A Ban On Public Meetings In Trafalgar Square.” (London, 1887), Museum of London Collections Online, Museum of London: People’s City: Politics and Protest

Web Links:

Flett, Keith, “I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass: The London Crowd, 1760-2010”, Isj.Org.Uk, 2011 <; [accessed 1 March 2017]

Morris, William, “London In A State Of Siege”, Commonweal, 1887, pp. 369-70 <; [accessed 1 March 2017]

Dawning of a New Era : Pop Culture and Race in London – 8/03/2017

“The Story Of Skinhead With Don Letts”, Youtube, 2016 <>

“Two Tone Britain”, Youtube, 2012 <>

“Under The Influence: 2 Tone Ska”, Youtube, 2015 <>

Radical Women Workers of the World, Unite! – 17/03/2017


Haggard, Robert F, The Persistence Of Victorian Liberalism: The Politics Of Social Reform In Britain, 1870-1900, 1st edn (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001)

Opp, Karl-Dieter, Theories Of Political Protest And Social Movements: A Multidisciplinary Introduction, Critique, And Synthesis, 1st edn (Oxford: Routledge, 2009)

Raw, Louise, Striking A Light: The Bryant And May Matchwomen And Their Place In History, 1st edn (London: Continuum, 2009)

Scott, Gillian, Feminism, Femininity And The Politics Of Working Women: The Women’s Co-Operative Guild, 1880S To The Second World War, 1st edn (London: University College London Press, 1998)

Steinbach, Susie, Understanding The Victorians: Politics, Culture And Society In Nineteenth-Century Britain, 1st edn (Oxford: Routledge, 2012)

Stryker, Sheldon, Timothy Joseph Owens, and Robert W. White, Self, Identity, And Social Movements, 1st edn (Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2000)

Tajfel, Henri, Social Identity And Intergroup Relations, 1st edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)


British Museum, Suffragette Penny | Curator’s Corner, 2017 <; [accessed 14 March 2017]

Labour Party, Lyn Brown MP | Bryant And May Match Women’s Strike, 2017 <; [accessed 10 March 2017]

Archive Material

“Dock Strike, 1889” (London, 1889),, LCC Photograph Library

“Match Workers At The Bryant And May Factory, London, 1888” (London, 1888), TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University,

Web Links

“The Match Workers Strike Fund Register”, Unionhistory.Info <; [accessed 13 March 2017]

Green London – 23/03/2017


Davis, Devra, When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales Of Environmental Deception And The Battle Against Pollution, 1st edn (New York: Basic Books, 2004)

Rootes, Christopher, Environmental Protest In Western Europe, 1st edn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

Web Links

Friends Of The Earth Policy On Protest And Nonviolence, 1st edn (London: Friends of the Earth) <; [accessed 19 March 2017]

“Friends Of The Earth: 40 Years – Our Campaigns In Pictures”, Friends Of The Earth, 2017 <; [accessed 23 March 2017]

“Protest And Non-Violence”, Friends Of The Earth <; [accessed 19 March 2017]

“Recycling Bill Success!”, Friends Of The Earth, 2007 <; [accessed 20 March 2017]

“Reducing Consumption”, Friends Of The Earth <; [accessed 20 March 2017]

“The Great Smog Of 1952”, Met Office, 2015 <> [accessed 19 March 2017]