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18:00 Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event[18:30] LSS: Deborah Lavin: Chales Bradlaugh - Political Skulduggery
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Deborah Lavin: Political Skulduggery As you will see from the fact that we keep a bust of him on display in Secular Hall, Charles Bradlaugh is important to Secularism generally, and to Leicester Secular Society particularly because he spoke at the opening of our Secular Hall. He was elected as MP for Northampton, but what stopped Bradlaugh from taking his seat in parliament? His atheism, republicanism, or support for birth control or something else altogether? Deborah is a well-known academic and historian. Notes: This talk is rescheduled from last November (http://lsec.org.uk/calendar/view_entry.php?id=1965 ) Today Bradlaugh is recognised as an important figure in the history of our parliamentary democracy - see this promo for an earlier presentation of Lavin's talk https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/2015-parliament-in-the-making/get-involved1/2015-parliament-in-the-making-events/political-skulduggery-what-kept-charles-bradlaugh-mp-from-taking-his-seat-in-parliament--/ More about Bradlaugh on our website: http://www.leicestersecularsociety.org.uk/bradlaugh.htm Feel welcome to come along to debate and socialise over tea and biscuits. Free entry (donations welcome).

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