Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School

Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School

Charity information

Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School

For over eight decades, MML has provided study classes, lectures and a library of books, pamphlets, archives, posters, and artefacts. It is today widely supported by many affiliated trades unions.

Founded 1933

  • Mission statement

    The aim of MML is the advancement of education, knowledge and learning by the provision of a library of books, periodicals and manuscripts relating to all aspects of the science of Marxism, the history of Socialism and the working class movement.

    It is a registered charity, financed by its members and affiliates, and controlled by trustees elected from and by the membership.

    There are 40,000 volumes covering a range of subjects including Marx, Engels, Lenin, the Spanish Civil War and the History of Socialism and the British Labour Movement.

    An extensive holding of journals dating from the 1850's. These include The Red Republican (published 1st English translation of Marx and Engel's Communist Manifesto), Votes for Women (the Suffragette Journal) and Commonweal (William Morris).

    These holdings represent a unique resource under one roof.

    Public lectures and classes are held throughout the year and an Oration is held on the Anniversary of the death of Karl Marx at his graveside each year.

  • Aims

    Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School aims to:

    • Education, knowledge and learning.
    • The provision of a library of books, periodicals, pamphlets, artefacts, and manuscripts.
    • Study in all aspects of the science of Marxism, the history of working class organisations and socialism
  • Overview

    Established: October 1933

    Registered Charity Number: 270309

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 07976842359

    Address: 37a Clerkenwell Green EC1R 0DU

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