We invite our readers to this year's International Marxist Tendency (IMT) Winter School, being hosted by the UCLU Marxist Society in UCL, London. This year's weekend school - held from 15-17th November and entitled "Marx Was Right!" - will cover the fundamental aspects of Marxism, at a time when more and more people are commenting on the relevance of Marx's ideas.

Articles and interviews in Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC have discussed the correctness of Marx's analyses, particularly in relation to the crisis of capitalism.

The IMT, however, goes further and believes that the ideas of Marxism are not only relevant for describing the capitalist system, but also for understanding that there is no alternative under capitalism but austerity - the only options are socialism or barbarism. It is for this reason that the IMT is active in over 30 countries, participating in the mass movements that we see across the world today, and fighting for an international and revolutionary socialist programme.

If you are interested in attending this year to learn more about the ideas of Marxism and their application today in the fight for a socialist society, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us online.

See below for a full programme and further details. Entrance fees for the whole weekend are £5 unwaged / £10 waged, and snacks and drinks will be available for purchase during the course of the weekend.

Purchase your ticket now to confirm your place, or pay at the registration desk upon arrival at any point during the weekend.

Waged or unwaged

Limited accommodation is available with London attendees on the basis of priority. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about availability, or see below for alternative accommodation options in London.


Programme and timetable

All meetings and socials will be held in UCL on Gower Street, London. See the map of UCL for more details. 

FRIDAY 15th NOVEMBER

2pm: Lenin walk - a tour of the sights in London where Lenin and other leading Russian revolutionaries worked, lived, and socialised, lead by Rob Sewell, editor of Socialist Appeal. Meet outside Kings Cross, at the corner of Euston Road and York Way. Look out for the Red Flag, or call 07803 007 758 for details.

6pm - 7pm: Dinner break

7pm - 11.30pm: Revolutionary social  (Wilkins Haldane Room)

SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER

10.30am - 1pm: Capitalist crisis and the prospects for World Revolution - Jorge Martin, editor of America Socialista (Cruciform B404 LT2)

1pm - 2pm - Lunch break

2pm - 4 pm:

(a) Marx, Hegel, and Dialectics - Daniel Morley, editorial board of Socialist Appeal (Cruciform B404 LT2)

(b) Marxism and History - John Pickard, author of "Beyond the Myths: the Foundations of Judiasm, Christianity, and Islam" (Pearson G22 LT)

4pm - 4.30pm: Break

4.30pm - 6.30pm: The Great Crash of 1929 and parallels with today - Rob Sewell, political editor of Socialist Appeal and author of "In the Cause of Labour" (Cruciform B404 LT2)

7.30pm - 11.30pm: Revolutionary social (Wilkins Jeremy Bentham Room)

SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER

10.30am - 1pm: In Defence of the Russian Revolution - Alan Woods, author of "Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution" (Cruciform B404 LT2)

1pm - 1.30pm: Lunch break

1.30pm - 3.30pm:

(a) Marxism and Feminism - Marie Frederiksen, editor of Socialistisk Standpunkt (Cruciform B404 LT2)

(b) Marxism and the State - Adam Booth, editor of www.socialist.net (Pearson G22 LT)

3.30pm - 4.30pm: The tasks for Marxism today - Alan Woods, editor of www.marxist.com (Cruciform B404 LT2)


Accommodation options

Here are some links to booking services for hotels, B+Bs and hostels in London. There are a number of hostels and cheap hotels in the central London area. However, prices do drop if you go outside the city centre - look for details of tube links to central London. Also note that sometimes hotels discount prices quite a bit to affload rooms they have not been able to rent out:

http://www.hostels247.com/LONDON - Good selection of hostels and cheap hotels. Book online or by phone at 0207 993 8611

http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/hotels/england/london - Online booking service; may have good deals based on need to offload hotel rooms; all prices are per room not per person. Booking online.

http://www.travelstay.com - Another service that can locate cheap rooms (including Hostels) in London area. Some of these may be outside the central London area but should be near a tube or train service. Book online or phone 0844 472 1800.

http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/london-central - Not as cheap as some hostels but in a very central location close to the event venue. Book online or by phone at 0800 0191700

http://www.easyhotel.com/home.html - A bit more upmarket but still cheaper than most hotels – they have a number of London locations. You can only book online.

http://www.hostelworld.com - Useful service for booking hostel and B + B accommodation in London. Again the cheaper hostels are outside the central area but most seem only a short tube journey away. Even the central London ones are not badly priced.  Book online.

http://www.st-christophers.co.uk - Has hostels at Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush. Camden and London Bridge (female only) – book online,

http://www.booking.com - Another booking service which include most types of accommodation including hostels and cheap hotels. Book online.

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