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Gemma Clark: Take Pride from our history - be proud of ourselves

Gemma Clark, a volunteer, speaker and writer with Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), writes ahead of TIE and CommonSpace’s special event to mark Pride on 18 July on the heroes of LGBT history. Clark looks at those who have inspired her from the past, and what inspires her today.

PRIDE. It’s a word that now has more than one meaning, largely thanks to the queer heroes and heroines of Stonewall.

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Michael Eaude: Remembering Bob Smillie 82 years on

Michael Eaude, author of Sails & Winds, a cultural history of Valencia (Signal, April 2019), remembers Bob Smillie, a Scottish anti-fascist volunteer during the Spanish Civil War who died in Valencia, aged just 20, 82 years ago today, who was commemorated last month in the city he was laid to rest

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Chester Cornford & Becki Menzies: Brexiteers are trying to conjure the WW2 'Blitz spirit' - but it's a myth

Chester Cornford, student at the University of Dundee, and Becki Menzies, blogger at Hum4nWrites, say that Brexiteers are trying to galvanise a ‘Blitz spirit’ behind the idea of a No Deal Brexit, where hardship is embraced and differences are put aside in the interests of national unity, is a myth, with the Blitz if anything exposing the deep divisions of British society during the Second World War

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