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Welcome to Stroud Radical Reading Group!

Beginning in January 2016, a group of people living in Stroud have been meeting up once a month to discuss a ‘radical’ text.

We don’t stick to books or essays – as well as academic journal articles on complex concepts like the Anthropocene, Capitolocene, Governmentality, Social reproduction and Liberation Ecology, we’ve also looked at historical trade union badges, Chartist poems, and political Haiku. Those who attend make suggestions and decide which texts we’ll read, and we take it in turns to ‘introduce’ each session.

You can find out more about past and future events here, find links to the texts we’re reading and have read, and get in touch with us with recommendations or other enquiries. A piece about the group and some of the texts we read in our first year was published by Good on Paper.

Picture of several books on a shelf, with Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher, Capital by Karl Marx, Communal Luxury by Kristin Ross, and No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein clearly visible
Some of the titles we read in 2017/18