Podcast: Colin Waugh Talks About The Ruskin College Strike of 1909
This is a podcast of Colin Waugh talking about the history of the International Working Class Education movement and the strike of Ruskin College which took place in 1909. He explains the roots of the movement and the origins of the Oxford based college, as well as how it was funded.
As an institution Ruskin college represented one of the finest examples of high quality educational opportunity available to folks of working class background who could not afford it. Bringing together diverse people, Colin talks about the rise of the Plebs League which attempted to unite working class communities in providing their own education. This important talk helps document a history which is lesser known about but nevertheless contributed significantly to the history of higher education in the working class context.