Talk & Discussion

MARX: A World to Win

10 May 2018

 / 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 / Free
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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Marx, we’ll be joined by leading Marxist scholar Sven-Eric Liedman and cultural theorist Matthew Beaumont for a discussion on the world’s most renowned philosopher, political thinker, economist and revolutionary.

Liedman’s new biography of Marx – A World To Win – expertly navigates the imposing, complex personality of his subject through the turbulent passages of global history.

Building on the work of previous biographers, Liedman employs a commanding knowledge of the nineteenth century to create a definitive portrait of Marx and his vast contribution to the way the world understands itself.

Sven-Eric Liedman is Professor Emeritus of the History of Ideas at the University of Gothenburg, has been reading and writing about Karl Marx for over fifty years.

Matthew Beaumont is professor and cultural theorist at UCL. He runs UCL's Urban Lab, where he is responsible for the Cities Imaginaries strand. He is also the author of Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London as well as lots of other books.