Ruth Potts and Molly Conisbee are the co-founders of bread, print & roses, a collective engaged in anarchist baking, seditious pamphleteering and radical walking. Molly Conisbee is based Bristol University and is researching the social history of death. Previously Molly worked for the Soil Association, IPPR, nef (the new economics foundation) and in a variety of policy and public affairs roles for the NHS and local government. Molly co-authored (with Andrew Simms) Environmental Refugees - The Case for Recognition and National Gardening Leave - Why working less is good for us all. Molly has also written (with Ruth) on the history and politics of bread, and the social history of the railways. Ruth initiated (with Gareth Evans), and is an Artistic Advisor to, Utopia 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility at Somerset House. Previously, Ruth worked at nef where she co-developed a new model of campaign designed to kick-start the decade -long transition to a new economy. She is a co-author (with Andrew Simms) of The New Materialism: How our relationship with the material world can change for the better, covered by the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Financial Times, and is a co-author of nef's Clone Town Britain reports.
Join radical collective bread, print & roses on a tour through Bloomsbury’s radical past, present and future. Together we will bring to life the area’s transformation from London rubbish dump to centre for intellectual life; its rich tradition of self-help and mutual aid, pamphleteering, sedition and feminism, and the challenge of the Anti-University to the neo-liberal assault on education today, the rise of student radicalism and what we can do to liberate education for all, now.