2018 Len Crome Memorial Conference

Post date: 03/11/2017

The next Len Crome Memorial Conference will be held in Bristol on Saturday 24 March 2018 and as its theme will have Aid for Spain: the mobilisation of support for the anti-fascist cause among the British people during the Spanish Civil War.


Two historians have been invited to give talks: Tom Buchanan of Oxford University, who is the author of ‘Britain and the Spanish Civil War’ and other related books, and Emily Mason of the University of East London. She is the author of ‘Democracy, Deeds and Dilemmas: Support for the Spanish Republic within British Civil Society, 1936–1939’.


There will also by live music from Amanda Boyd & David Nash, Ewan McLennan and the Red Notes Choir, a film screening and stalls.


Time: 11am (registration from 10.30am) to 4pm. 


Entrance: £20 (£15 students).


Booking: or send cheques (include email if receipt is required) to IBMT Treasurer, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R0DU..


Held since 2002, the IBMT’s annual Len Crome Memorial Conference is a unique opportunity for IBMT supporters and the general public to hear experts talking about different aspects of the Spanish Civil War and the International Brigades.


The venue for the 2018 event, which runs from 11am to 4pm, is Bristol’s Colston Hall (Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR). It will be the first time that the lecture day has been held outside London or Manchester.


The IBMT’s Len Crome Memorial Conference is named after a Lancashire GP who became the chief medical officer of the Spanish Republic's XV Army Corps. This included the 35th Division, of which the mainly English-speaking 15th International Brigade was part.


Posted on 3 November 2017 and amended on 10 December 2017.

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