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JD Bernal: his life, work and peace collection
A panel discussion celebrating the life and work of JD Bernal, and launching the new online catalogue for the Marx Memorial Library's Bernal Peace Collection.
A celebrated scientist and public intellectual, Bernal was also a key figure in the international peace movement, acting as President of the World Peace Council from 1959-1965. The Bernal Peace Collection at the Marx Memorial Library provides a fascinating insight into Bernal’s work as a peace activist on the post-war global stage, as well as the growth of Britain’s peace movement during the same period.
Chair: Meirian Jump, Archivist and Library Manager
Jane Bernal, daughter of JD Bernal, on his life and scientific work
Liz Payne, Chair of the Communist Party and Secretary of the British Peace Assembly on Bernal's peace work and its continued relevance today
Joseph Dance, Project Archivist on the Bernal Peace Collection