Platypus Society

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The Platypus society organises film screenings, reading groups, public fora, research and journalism focused on problems and tasks inherited from the old(1920s-30s), new (1960s-70s) and post-political (1980s-90s) Left, for the possibilities of emancipatory politics today.

At University of Manchester, we currently hold a weekly reading group on the history of the left and group trips to radical/Marxist/socialist/anarchist events. We also distribute the Platypus Review journal, and hope to host public panel events in the future.

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Sunday 16 December 2018, 12 noon: Cottonopolis, Capital of the Industrial Revolution: A Walking Tour
Event page, FB RSVP, Tickets

Reading group meets at 7pm Mondays, A114 Samuel Alexander Building. For full details please visit

Reading Group poster

Find a copy of the Platypus Review: 1st floor, Students Union, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR:

Location of Platypus Reviews, Manchester Students Union

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