The Anglo-Russian Research Network has its inaugural meeting from 5.30-7.30pm on Friday 4th November at Pushkin House. It is a reading group focussing on the work of John Kenworthy, a leading British Tolstoyan who established a utopian Tolstoyan colony at Purleigh, Essex. The reading will be circulated in digital form soon - please let me know if you would like to attend. We will also be discussing possible future texts and subjects for the reading group.
Co-organised by Rebecca Beasley and me, the Anglo-Russian Research Network brings together scholars with an interest in the influences of Russian and Soviet culture and politics in Britain in the period 1880-1950. We are getting started with a termly reading group, but hope that the network will provide a context for developing future events and publications. The reading group benefits from the generous support of Pushkin House and the Leverhulme Trust.