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A Curious Invitation: Karl Marx - The Philosopher in Soho at the Century Club

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Time 18:30
Date 13/06/18
Price £12

Join historian Neil Faulkner as he explores the intricacies of Marx’s life in London in a fascinating talk that will reveal why Marx is now considered one of the greatest philosophers of all time.

Karl Marx was an economist, sociologist and philosopher who has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history. Having been expelled from his native Germany as well as France and Belgium for his revolutionary political beliefs, Marx arrived in London at the age of 31.

He was to live here the remaining three decades of his life and a blue plaque at his former residence at 28 Dean Street commemorates his life in the capital. He wrote his most famous work, Das Kapital, in the British Library. In it he outlined his theory of class struggle as a force for social transformation, predicting that capitalism would be torn apart by its internal contradictions and replaced by a system called socialism.

So, come join A Curious Invitation for this special event in celebration of Karl Marx’s bicentenary with Neil Faulkner - author of A Marxist History of the World.

Neil Faulkner
Neil Faulkner is a British archaeologist, historian, writer, lecturer, broadcaster, and political activist. His books include The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain, Apocalypse: The Great Jewish Revolt Against Rome, Rome: Empire of the Eagles, A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics, A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neoliberals, and Digging Sedgeford: A People's Archaeology. His latest book is Lawrence of Arabia's War.

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Q: Marx has been represented in a fair few films, and of course a couple of episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus. In one of these episode, Marx appears in the modern era on a trivia quiz show where he is ridiculed for not knowing the answers to a series of obscure questions about British football players. But out of the following, who was not on the panel with Marx?
A: .1) Vladimir Lenin .2) Joseph Stalin .3) Ché Guevara .4) Mao Zedong