The publication of an important new book, The Shadow of the Mine by Huw Beynon and Ray Hudson, is the focus for this meeting, timed to coincide with when we would usually hold our annual South Yorkshire Festival event at Wortley Hall.
The book explores the political consequences of what happens when an industry disappears and the cultural and social activity tied to that employment is lost.
We're delighted that Huw Beynon and Ray Hudson will be speaking at this topical and important event.
Jean Spence and Carol Richardson, who contributed to the second edition of Shafted and have written extensively on women and mining, are also speaking.
Our final speaker is Nick Jones, former BBC industrial correspondent, who has written extensively on the mining industry.