SSEES is very pleased to have been loaned this exhibition on the impact of the Russian Revolution on Trade Unions and the Left in Britain by The TUC (Trades Union Congress) Library. On display in the Masaryk Senior Common Room from the 4-8th December.

In the years following 1917, the aftershocks of the Russian Revolution fundamentally reshaped the politics of the British left. Amidst the turmoil that extended from the end of the First World War in 1918 to the General Strike in 1926, events in Russia seemed, in the eyes of many, to offer new possibilities for political, social and economic change. This exhibition draws on the TUC Library’s extensive collections.

The TUC (Trades Union Congress) Library was founded in 1922 and moved to London Metropolitan University from Congress House in 1996. It is part of the University’s Special Collections, and is a library of international significance.