FASS/OU Scotland Open Learning Event: Glasgow 1919: Revolt on the Clyde?

On January 31, 2019, Dr. Gerry Mooney from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Scotland organised an ‘Open Learning Event’ in central Glasgow which focused on one of the key events of the period known as Red Clydeside, the Battle of George Square, January 31 1919. On that day striking engineering and industrial workers in the city were attacked by the police while holding a demonstration on George Square. They were demanding a reduction in the working day to 40 hours. Leading politicians in the UK Government were concerned that a ‘Bolshevist’ type uprising was likely to happen on Clydeside, and responded by sending in troops and tanks.

For more on this, short overviews are available at:

 https://theconversation.com/why-glasgows-bolshevist-uprising-in-1919-wasnt-quite-the-red-threat-to-uk-many-believed-110474