Marxism 2009

Here is the final timetable for Marxism 2009 with full details of speakers and meetings.

If you are looking to attend some of these workshops and meetings here is some useful information.


Marxism takes place in Bloomsbury, a quiet and leafy part of central London. Tube stations are close by, and all the venues are within walking distance of each other. Here is a map with details.

Tickets and Box Office

Royal National Hotel, Alexandra A, South Wing
A ticket office will be open during Marxism where tickets can be bought for the whole event and for individual days and sessions. You can also collect pre-paid tickets.

Ticket upgrades and Cultures of Resistance
You can upgrade your day or session ticket to a full ticket simply by paying the difference at the box office. You can also get tickets for the Cultures of Resistance gig on Monday night.

Box office opening times
Thurs: 12 noon – 10pm
Fri, Sat and Sun: 9:15am – 9pm

Extra Box Office

Friends Meeting House
Opening night: 6pm – 9.30pm
Mon: 9:15am – 3:30pm

There will be an extra box office open at Friends Meeting House outside the main hall on the opening night and final day of Marxism.

Accommodation Office

Royal National Hotel, Alexandra A, South Wing
If you need to find out where you are staying or have any queries relating to your accommodation visit us during the following times:

Thurs: 12 noon – 10pm
Fri: 9:15am – 9pm
Sat and Sun: 9:15am – 10:30am and 5 – 7pm
Mon: 1 – 2pm (At Friends Meeting House)

Outside opening hours:
If you have any accommodation queries outside office hours call or text James on 07766 516 166.


Thurs and Mon:
We will be running a crèche for under fives only.

From Thursday to Sunday the crèche will be in the Institute of Education.
Children up to 18 months: Committee Room 4, IE
Children 18 months to 5 years: Elvin Hall, IE
Children 5 to 11 years: Drama Studio, IE (Not Thursday)

On Monday the crèche will be in Friends Meeting House
Children up to 18 months: Room 2, Friends
Children 18 months to 5 years: Room 3, Friends

Crèche opening times:
Fri, Sat and Sun (all children, in Institute of Education):
Morning 9.45am – 1pm
Afternoon 1.45 – 5pm
Evening 6.45 – 8.45pm

Mon (under 5s, in Friends Meeting House):
9:45 am – 1:15pm and 1:45 – 3:30pm

Kids’ Activities

Michael Rosen presents “Socialists Have Kids Too!” for adults and kids at 5:30pm on Saturday in the Jeffery Hall. There will be other activities for children in the crèche.

Outdoor cinema

A new addition to this year’s Marxism! Weather permitting, films will be shown on the balcony of the Institute students’ union. Look out for posters and leaflets around Marxism for more information.
Fri, Sat & Sun evenings, Institute students’ union balcony


Bar: 5pm until late, Thursday – Sunday
Hot food: 5 – 7pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Delicious Ugandan food provided by SOAS Detainee Support Group.

Institute of Education
Hot food and snacks: Institute Students’ Union Cafe
8am – 7:30pm every day.
Bar: Thurs, Fri, Sat 11am – 12 midnight; Sun 12 noon – 10.30pm.

Marxism Team

If you have any problems during Marxism 2009, please approach a member of the Marxism team – they can be identified by their distinctive T-shirts.

Meeting Places

There are regional meeting places so you can arrange to meet friends and comrades from particular areas, and where picnics will be held. Look out for posters advertising the meet-ups for your area or ask a member of the Marxism Team for help finding people.

Prayer Room

SOAS Islamic Society will kindly be hosting the prayer room at Marxism 2009. The women’s prayer room is located on the Brunei Gallery first floor. The men’s is in the main SOAS building basement.


A cloakroom will be available in the North wing of the Royal National Hotel.

Wheelchair Access

All venues are wheelchair accessible.

For more information see

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