Nadia, a Lambeth College striker:
“Marxism has been brilliant—I’m learning so much. The meeting on Egypt was quite moving as people are facing a life and death situation there.
“It raises awareness and puts things in a bigger picture.”
Fred, a student in Andover:
“History at school is like a Thatcherite view. What they say about the First World War is an insult to people’s experiences.
“Marxism focuses more on the issues I find important.”
Gary, a Hovis worker in Wigan:
“I’ve really enjoyed Marxism—it’s the first time I’ve been.
“I went to the meeting on the matchwomens’ strike. It was interesting because the speaker explained how they encouraged other workers, such as dockers.”