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The Life and Times of Geordie Mealmaker

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The Life and Times of Geordie Mealmaker. A five week course with Tony Cox. 13th April - 11th May 2021. Class size 25 max.

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PLEASE NOTE - BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM (training provided)

A free introductory session is offered to anyone new to online learning. Details will be given prior to the class starting.

The Life and Times of Geordie Mealmaker

Tuesday afternoons 2 - 4pm for five weeks 13th April to 11th May 2021

George Mealmaker remains an almost completely unknown figure to many Dundonians, and to most Scots. He is Scotland's 'forgotten radical martyr', who, as a journeyman weaver, was seen as too 'common' and too radical to be included on the Carlton Hill memorial in Edinburgh, erected in the 1850s, to the so-called 'radical martyrs'. This small group, which included Thomas Muir of Huntershill, were leaders of the Friends of the People, and were, like Mealmaker, transported to Australia during the 1790s for the crime of demanding universal male suffrage. This course will draw on a wide range of sources to build a picture of the life and times of George Mealmaker, as a first step towards bringing this forgotten radical martyr to wider attention.

Tutor : Anthony Cox

Dr Anthony Cox is a freelance lecturer, researcher and tour guide. As a PhD student and History Fellow of Trinity College, at the University of Cambridge, his early research interests lay in modern comparative labour history, which laid the basis for the publication, in 2013, of his 'Empire, Industry and Class: the imperial nexus of jute, 1840-1940'. In more recent years, however, he has widened his teaching and research focus towards investigations of subjects as diverse as the Picts, the early history of Scotland, and the religious roots of local and Scottish radical movements and thinkers.

Comments from some of Anthony Cox's Courses held in 2020

"The establishment and commitment of the organising group is breathtaking".

"Great initiative. Informative, informal and friendly".

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course".

"Enjoyed the course very much".

"Tony Cox is a force of nature"!

Course code : 04 303

Booking closes three working days before the course begins. Anyone wishing to book after that date should contact bookings@lifelonglearningdundee.org.uk

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