Norman Angell: Liberal, Radical, Socialist, Pacifist or Patriot? 30th September


Conway Hall Ethical Society presents…

Norman Angell: Liberal, Radical, Socialist, Pacifist or Patriot?

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933, Norman Angell, journalist, peace pundit was a founding member of the “neutralist” Union for Democratic Control, Initially a Liberal from 1929-1931, he was Labour M.P. for Bradford

The best-seller of 1910 that made Norman Angell’s name as a peace pundit, The Great Illusion, combined pacifist and pro-defence arguments in a fashion which later caused him much intellectual grief.  And the neutralist campaign in response to the First World War that identified him as a rising star of the British left was based on a mix of often contradictory ideas.

Martin Ceadel is a Professor of Politics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of New College where he has taught since 1979. His research has concentrated on the politics of war prevention with special reference to Britain’s peace movement. The most recent of his five single-authored books is Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967 (2009).



Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL

30th September – 7 pm

Prof. Martin Ceadel

£5 entry (£3 concessions)