Monday, September 15, 2008

Reading Capital

This just in... A fortnightly reading group dedicated to reading Karl Marx’s Capital Vol. 1: A Critique of Political Economy will begin on 6 October 2008 at The Salford Restoration Office.

Individuals are invited to join the group to read Marx’s Capital Vol. 1 in conjunction with David Harvey’s online lectures. Harvey, a respected academic and writer, has been teaching open classes on the book for 40 years, and the current set of lectures given at the City University of New York have been filmed and made available on-line. The lectures are accessible to all at anytime but the fortnightly sessions at The Salford Restoration Office will create a structured environment in which to read and discuss this
pivotal text.

Reading Capital is open to all who wish to attend and participate. Sessions are free of charge, but space is limited so please contact us using the email address here if you would like to participate. Meeting every other Monday from 6 October between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, the sessions will run until 1 December 2008, and begin again on 19 January until summer 2009.

For more information or to contact the organizers visit


Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea - I wish you luck.
Can I pass on what I was advised, very wisely I think? One should start volume one not at the start but with chapter 10. This is a vivid description of how workers are exploited by capitalists. It's a much more exciting way of luring readers into the book than the (Hegelian) earlier chapters, which some might find dull or worse.

Kate Feld said...

Ah, it's not me who's doing it, though the "us" probably made it seem that way, cut and paste ya know - it's the lovely James and Leslie. I'd love to read it, but the time wouldn't work for me.