Levellers’ Day 2021

The Levellers’ Day Committee is delighted to announce that Jeremy Corbyn will be joining us live to introduce and take part in the panel session of our programme from 2pm – 3.45pm Saturday 15th May.

Please register here to attend our online festival. Admission is free but please donate – if you can – to help us build for next year’s event. 

Our full programme of history, music, speeches and film starts at 10.30am

Welcome by TUCLESE
Welcome by OxIBMComm
Keynote speaker: John Rees: History of Levellers and Levellers Day
Keynote speaker: Ciaran Walsh: History of Oxford Levellers
Rev Mark Chapman and wreath Laying at Burford Cemetery
Diggers March of St Georges Hill + Intro by David Chanter
Sea Green Singers
Keynote speaker: Megan Dobney IBMT Secretary
Wreath Laying at Oxford International Brigades Memorial Oxford
Mini Documentary on Volunteers of the International Brigades
Levellers Day 2021 panel session 2.05 – 3.45pm
Special guest: Jeremy Corbyn – MP for Islington North and long-term supporter of Levellers’ Day
Chair: Cathy Augustine – Levellers’ Day Committee  
2.05pm Speech and welcome to panel session speakers from Jeremy Corbyn
2.20pm – speakers
Jabu Nala-Hartley – Mothers 4 Justice Ubuntu, Oxford Living Wage Campaign and Oxford Black Lives Matter (recently re-elected Oxford City Councillor for Barton & Sandhills)
Rabhya Dewshi – climate activist with Extinction Rebellion Oxford, mother and psychologist.
Lord John Hendy QC – Industrial Democracy– reinstatement of collective bargaining Ellen Clifford Disabled People Against the Cuts DPAC (author of the war on disabled people, promoting the social model, ensuring people with disabilities have a powerful and organised voice)
Fenella Porter – Oxfam GB, Young Women’s Music Project and Womankind Worldwide
Ian Hodson – BFAWU (workers rights, McStrike, Zero Hours Justice)
Opportunity for contributions from the floor
Response from speakers 3.45 – ends  

Film from Levellers’ Day 2019
The Internationale
Music & song
Didcot Red Kites
Sieze the Day
Robb Johnson Special performance from Atilla the Stockbroker from 5-7pm



At 12 noon Saturday 1st May 2021 – 12 noon

Please make sure your name is clearly written – e.g. First name, Family name, [UNION] (if you are a union member)

Oxfordshire trade unionists, and others, share experiences, actions and lessons from the past 12 months, and look ahead.


Organised by Oxford and District Trades Union Council