Revolution 2018

Revolution 2018 is a three-day festival of Marxist ideas, hosted in London by Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency, with talks and discussions on current events, history, philosophy, and economics.

This year's event commemorates the revolutionary events of 1968 - a year that saw massive movements and protests by workers and students across the world: from the civil rights movement in the USA, to the dramatic events of May '68 in France.

50 years on, with the status quo collapsing all around us, these movements provide valuable and inspiring lessons for activists looking to organise, fight, and transform the world today.

Buy your ticket now for this exciting festival and join the revolution!

Location

Revolution 2018 is being held in Student Central, Malet Street, London.

Accommodation

Accommodation is available for those coming from outside of London.

Books & Merchandise

A full range of Marxist literature will be on offer throughout the festival.

Talks

  • All
  • 1968
  • Anniversaries
  • Economics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Topical
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Timetable

18:00 - 19:00

Registration

Upper Hall, Student Central

19:00 - 20:30

Rosa Luxemburg and the German Revolution

Upper Hall, Student Central

09:30 - 10:30

Registration

10:30 - 12:15

10:30 - 12:15

Freedom and slavery: the birth of capitalism

UCL Chadwick Building, room B05

13:00 - 14:45

13:00 - 14:45

Marxism and morality

UCL Chadwick Building, room B05

15:00 - 16:45

How to fight the far right

Upper Hall, Student Central

15:00 - 16:45

Trade wars: what are they good for?

UCL Chadwick Building, room B05

17:00 - 18:30

The French Revolution of May 68

Upper Hall, Student Central

19:00 - 23:00

Join the party! - festival social

SOAS Brunei Gallery, B202 + B211

09:30 - 10:30

Registration

10:30 - 12:15

10:30 - 12:15

10:30 - 12:15

The Vietnam War: the turning point of 1968

UCL Chadwick Building, room B05

13:00 - 14:45

13:00 - 14:45

13:00 - 14:45

Dialectics: from Hegel to Marx

UCL Chadwick Building, room B05

15:00 - 16:45

The crisis of liberalism

Upper Hall, Student Central

15:00 - 16:45

17:00 - 17:30

Why we need a revolution

Upper Hall, Student Central

Speakers

Alan Woods is the editor of In Defence of Marxism and author of many Marxist books, such as Reason in Revolt, Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution, and Reformism or Revolution.

He will be speaking at this year's festival on The French Revolution of May 68 and The English Civil War.

Marie Frederiksen is the editor of the Danish Marxist journal, Revolution, and author of a new book, Reclaiming Rosa Luxemburg: a true revolutionary.

Marie will be speaking at this year's festival about Rosa Luxemburg and the 1918 German Revolution.

Steve Hedley is the Senior Assistant General Secretary of the RMT union.

He will be speaking on a panel at this year's Revolution Festival on How to fight the far right.

Contact

If you have any questions about Revolution 2018, please fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. To book your place at this year's festival, please click here.