The Miners’ Strike – A Personal Memoir by Kim Howells

It’s now 30 years since the epic struggle between the miners and a Conservative government led by Margaret Thatcher, a strike that lasted a bitter twelve months. Former Labour government minister Kim Howells was involved at the heart of the action, working for the National Union of Mineworkers in South Wales. In this deeply-felt memoir, he asks some challenging questions about the conduct, the strategy and the outcomes of the strike.

This memoir by Kim Howells was Broadcast on BBC One, 10:25PM Sun, 9 Mar 2014, and is available on the Iplayer until 11:24PM Sun, 16 Mar 2014.

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…awarded honorary doctorate by Durham University

I joined Durham University in 1977 and spent the next ten years there.

It was a momentous period in the political economy of the UK and one that was to have a profound effect on my research.  I was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by Durham University on 11thJanuary 2013.

Here is a link to the news story by the Cardiff School of Social Sciences.