Posted by: alison-cullingford | October 22, 2008

CND at 50

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was founded in 1958 by a group including J.B. Priestley and Canon John Collins, to campaign for Britain to abandon nuclear weapons. As part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of this huge and influential movement, a travelling exhibition was created by the LSE to show the colourful and inventive protests of CND’s local and specialist groups. It is now on show in the Atrium of Richmond Building, University of Bradford, until 28 November, alongside facsimiles of the original drawings for the nuclear disarmament symbol (peace sign) by Gerald Holtom, which belong to Commonweal Collection and are cared for by Special Collections at the University of Bradford.

The display will be officially opened at 1.30 on Thursday 23 October. Yorkshire CND also present three workshops by well-known peace activists reflecting on this anniversary and the story of the movement:

“Singing for peace” Karl Dallas.
25 October 2008, 11-1.
C7, Richmond Building, University of Bradford.

“CND at 50 and looking to the future” Kate Hudson, Chair of CND.
8 November 2008, 11-1.
JSB Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building, University of Bradford.

“What role has non violent direct action played in the peace movement and where to next?” Michael Randle.
22 November 2008, 11-1.
H33, Richmond Building, University of Bradford.

For further details, contact info@yorkshirecnd.org.uk or call 01274 730795.

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