Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Pat Arrowsmith
Though politics bulked much less large in her childhood than religion, it had some presence. Her mother was a snob about class, but an ill-defined pacifist, who later wore a CND badge and donated money...
Cultural formation Zoë Fairbairns
She is an English feminist who has allowed little information about her family origins to be known. In a lecture given in Spain she said she came from a middle-class background, and in a lecture...
Family and Intimate relationships Jackie Kay
JK 's adoptive mother (my mum), Helen Kay , was (like her husband) a white Communist Party activist. She came from Lochgelly in Fife, where her father was a miner,
Kay, Jackie. Red Dust Road. Pan Macmillan, 2010.
politics Muriel Box
During the late 1950s and early 1960s MB became involved with several political causes. She joined the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and was arrested and roughed up by the police on a demonstration of...
politics Doris Lessing
DL helped to organise the first Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament march to the nuclear facility at Aldermaston, which took place on 4-7 April.
Maslen, Elizabeth. Doris Lessing. Northcote House, 1994.
politics Vera Brittain
In 1960 VB began to support the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament . However, her husband's hopes of a peerage and her daughter's political career limited her involvement.
Berry, Paul, and Mark Bostridge. Vera Brittain: A Life. Chatto and Windus, 1995.
politics Angela Carter
AC 's politics were those of the left, following the Labour convictions of her mother's family. During the 1960s she supported the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and went on several of its Easter marches to...
politics Ann Oakley
By her late teens she herself was a socialist. She was a member of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and later of the associated Committee of 100 .
Oakley, Ann. Taking It like a Woman. Flamingo, 1992.
politics Jennifer Dawson
JD was active in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament . She wrote: Politics creep, burst inevitably into my novels. They then become shrill, rhetorical, routine, etc.
Brown, Susan Windisch, editor. Contemporary Novelists. St James Press, 1996.
politics Ruth Rendell
During the 1980s RR was active in support both of the Labour Party and of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament . Later she was involved with Emily's List (founded in February 1993 with the aim...
politics Michèle Roberts
Not long afterwards, she and her friends in London were pursuing street politics to the left of the Labour Party , like mounting a carnival float at a CND festival to represent and caricature Real...
politics Dora Russell
The Council for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (forerunner of CND) was founded. DR was present at its inaugural meeting next day; other prominent members were Vera Brittain , Julian Huxley , J. B. Priestley
politics Zoë Fairbairns
ZF sees information as critical to understanding and politically aware action, and her work highlights aspects of contemporary living and of women's experience in ways which inform judgement. She seeks to explores tensions between feminist...
politics Dora Russell
A year later the council's name was changed to the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND ).Though she was involved with the organization for some time, DR was dissatisfied with what she saw as its...
politics Pamela Frankau
PF involved herself seriously in the work of CND (the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament ). The British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics holds a collection of her papers...


Late October 1955
The Welsh poetR. S. (Ronald Stuart) Thomas first came to wide notice with his collection Song at the Year's Turning (with an introduction by John Betjeman ), which drew on three earlier volumes.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
2800 (28 October 1955): 634
15 May 1957
The Conservative government went ahead with the explosion (over Christmas Island in the Central Pacific) of Britain's first thermonuclear bomb.
17 February 1958
CND, or the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament , was founded at a public meeting in London; it held its first march that spring, at the Easter weekend.
17 February 1958
CND, or the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament , was founded at a public meeting in London; it held its first march that spring, at the Easter weekend.
Easter Weekend 1958
CND (the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament ) held its first Easter march from London to Aldermaston in Berkshire, site of the British army's chief nuclear research establishment.
8 October 1959
Judith Hart , Labour candidate and founding member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament , was elected to Parliament for Lanarkshire.
19 April 1960
The column of anti-nuclear Easter marchers arriving in Trafalgar Square from Aldermaston in Berkshire numbered about 40,000 people and stretched for about six miles.
17 September 1961
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) suffered particularly large-scale arrests of its supporters.
11 May 1963
The Committee of 100 (a disarmament group with which Pat Arrowsmith was associated, offshoot of CND ) held a demonstration at the RAF base at Marham in Norfolk.
April 1965
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) demonstrators numbering about 150,000 protested against America's war in Vietnam.
19 September 1970
Inspired by a blues festival held at the showground of the annual Bath and West agricultural show, Michael Eavis held a festival at his farm at Glastonbury in Somerset.