Croydon Radical History Network

What does the future hold for further education in Croydon?

Posted on August 26th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Croydon, like the rest of our country, must invest in education and skills, says Sean Creighton

The decision of the government to cut the English adult further education budget for 2015-16, once funding for apprenticeships is excluded, by 24% will decimate further education provision, leaving millions of the most vulnerable adults without access to any opportunity to improve their education or retrain and put thousands of jobs … Read More »

Who should be in Croydon’s Hall of Fame?

Posted on July 10th, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 1 Comment

Fame is the spur, says Sean Creighton

‘Famous Croydonians’ has been the theme of the Croydon Heritage Festival 2015 which ended on Saturday 28th June. But the definition of ‘famous’ is of course a tricky one.

Do people become famous because they make or have made a contribution locally, regionally, nationally or internationally and have been written about? Aren’t famous people of the past usually confined … Read More »

David Lean cinema showcases the struggle for black civil rights

Posted on March 16th, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton welcomes opportunities for Croydon to explore black British history in film 

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma march for civil rights. It was good to see that on 7th March, Croydon Central Tory MP Gavin Barwell shared on his Twitter feed a link to the video in which former US President Bill Clinton discusses the importance of the civil rights … Read More »

Event preview: African History+@Croydon, Saturday 22nd November at Matthews Yard

Posted on November 10th, by Kwaku in Culture. 1 Comment

Kwaku introduces the upcoming African History+ event, which will explore music, race and other societal issues in Croydon

One of the events of this year’s Croydon Heritage Festival was the ‘Look How Far We’ve Come’ community talk, co-organised by Croydon Radical History Network (CRHN) and African Histories Revisited (AHR). It consisted of the screening of the ‘Look How Far We’ve Come: Commentaries On British Society And Racism’ … Read More »