32 Londoners - A series of 32 talks on famous Londoners on the Coca-Cola London Eye, in association with Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation on 11th June 2015
David McLellan on Karl Marx - Philosopher
Karl Marx, born 1818,TrierClick here for tickets - £40 each, 11th June 2015

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. 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. He died at the age of 64 and is buried in Highgate cemetery.

David McLellan is Emeritus Professor of Political Theory at the University of Kent and Fellow of Goldsmiths College, University of London. His biography of Marx, now accepted as the standard work, has been translated into fifteen languages. He has lectured widely in Europe, North America, India, and China.

8:30 pm - Guests to arrive in the the 32 Londoners' departure lounge in County Hall's Riverside Rooms. Music and entertainment will be provided. Please use this time to find your group. Hosts will be holding signs of the Londoner who is the subject of each of talk.
8:45 pm - First embarkation. Complimentary drinks will be served in your capsule.
9:50 pm - Last disembarkation. Please return to County Hall for more entertainment.
11:00 pm - Lounge closes.

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