The Oxford International Brigade Memorial Committee keeps alive the memory and spirit of the men and women from Oxfordshire who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain from 1936 to 1939

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To read the full story of the campaign to erect the Oxford memorial please follow this link.

Pictures from the 1st Annual commemoration of the Oxford Memorial, 28th April 2018

A wet, soggy and cold celebration for our first anniversary of the Oxford Memorial on 28th April 2018.







Addressing the gathering:
Clockwise from above left: 
Helen Graham, Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway College and a Patron of the IBMT

Writer James Atlee, author of Guernica:P  Painting the End of the World


Ciaran Walsh of Radical Walking Tours of Oxford sending us on our way re-radicalised!



Pictures from the unveiling of the Oxford Memorial on Saturday 10th June 2017

Top:  The Oxford Memorial - front face;  
Centre: The Oxford Committee - Chris Farman, Charlie Carter, Chris Davies, David Chanter, Ed Ayres, John Haywood, Colin Carritt
Bottom: The plaque - rear face


Left to Right and top to bottom:
Richard Baxell, Chairman of the International Brigade Memorial Trust
Robert Wilkinson, Representative ffrom the Oxford District Trades Council
Carmen Negrin, Grand-daughter of the last Prime Minister of Republican Spain 1939
Neil Gore, Writer and actor reading the poem "The Volunteer" by Cecil Day-Lewis
Cllr Christine Simm, Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford


Top left:  Cllr Christine Simm, Deputy Lord Mayor, unveils the memorial
top right:  Carmen Negrin, grand-daughter of the last Prime Minister of Republican Spain 1939, lays the wreath on behalf of the IBMT
Bottom:  The gathered supporters celebrate


On the evening before the memorial was unveiled a public meeting was held at The Friends Meeting House in St Giles Oxford where speakers included:- 
Richard Baxell, Chair of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, Research Associate at LSE and author of the acclaimed book on the British volunteers of the International Brigade "Unlikely Warriors"; 
David Boyd Haycock, writer and art historian (substituting for Prof Paul Preston who was indisposed) and whose work includes "I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women who went to Fight Fascism"; 
Carmen Negrin, grand-daughter of the last Prime Minister of Republican Spain in 1939; and 
Prof. Valentine Cunningham, Emeritus Professor of English at Corpus Christi, Oxford and editor of "The Penguin Book of Spanish Civil War Verse"

On the evening of the unveiling an evening of music and dance was held at the west Oxford Community centre in Botley Road, Oxford, with:- 
- friends of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, folk duo Na-Mara, 
- a reading of La Pasionaria's famous speech of farewell to the International Brigades in Barcelona in September 1938, 
- Spanish Flamenco dancers Camino Del Flamenco and 
- Oxford's own Cuban big band, Ran Kan Kan.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE MEMORIAL TRUST GO TO 
http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/