On the eve of Marx’s 199th birthday, Professor Stephen Smith will look into the effect Marx had on the Russian Revolution in 1917.
Professor Smith is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His research interests are in the histories of modern Russia and China and in comparative communism. He is currently writing a book on the politics of the supernatural which compares the efforts of communist regimes in the Soviet Union (1917-41) and the People’s Republic of China (1949-76) to eliminate superstition from daily life.
Doors open 7pm.