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ONSITE & ONLINE PANEL: The Miners' Strike 40 Years On: State Repression, Solidarity & Civil Defence

A panel discussion exploring the role of the law, the state and communities in the 1984-5 Miners' Strike

Thursday, 9 May 2024 - 7:00pm
Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU
Email: info@marx-memorial-library.org.uk
Phone: 02072531485
  • Lord John Hendy KC on the role of the law and the state. 
  • Heather Wood on Women Against Pit Closures
  • Ann Field in the Chair


Lord John Hendy KC  is a barrister specialising in industrial relations law, based in Old Square Chambers, London. He represented the National Union of Mineworkers against civil litigation during the 1984-5 Miners' Strike. He is trustee of the Marx Memorial Library, Chair of the Institute for Employment Rights, President of the International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) and a vice president of the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom.

Heather Wood trained as a nurse and later entered the probation service. In 1983 she was was chair of Easington Constituency Labour Party when they formed Save Easington Area Mines, a group which she also chaired. In 1984-5 Heather set up 14 support groups in Easington District and a number beyond.

Ann Field was a national officer of Unite/GPMU represented print and publishing workers from 1974 until 2009. He is joint creator of Wapping exhibition and archive at MML.