Radical Sponsors

Our work to bring people together, spread hope and inspire action has never felt so important. Our building may be closed, but we are continuing to invite democratic discovery by sharing the stories behind workers’ rights, collective action, universal healthcare, equality and democracy.

Help us to continue to bring to life to ideas worth fighting for by becoming a Radical Sponsor. Together, we can inspire action. We must continue telling these stories in our fight for a fairer world; past, present and future.

Radical Sponsors

Personalise your support by sponsoring one of our Radicals or a Radical thinker of your choice for £3,000 or £1,000 a year for three years. Join the Radicals' is a philanthropic giving scheme, helping to support People’s History Museum inspire action and continue working towards a fairer world for all. Your Radical Sponsorship makes a real difference to our work and the communities we co-create with.

 

As a Radical Sponsor you enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Personalising your support by sponsoring one of our Radicals or a Radical thinker of your choice for £3,000 or £1,000 a year for three years.Three of PHM's team of Radical Runners
  • Join the Radicals’ is a philanthropic giving scheme, helping to support People’s History Museum inspire action and continue working towards a fairer world for all. Your Radical Sponsorship makes a real difference to our work and the communities we co-create with.
  • Having your name proudly displayed in the museum, alongside your chosen Radical on the Radical Sponsors screen at PHM
  • Invitations to special museum events throughout the year, including a celebratory reception with the Chair of the museum’s Trustees
  • A special one-to-one behind the scenes session with a museum expert, exploring the collections and material related to your chosen Radical
  • Invitations to all museum exhibition previews for you and a guest
  • Regular updates from the museum through e-newsletters
  • 10% discount in the museum’s shop and cafe on production of your Radical membership card

Sponsor a Radical

Sponsor a Radical

Click here to see our list of Radical Heroes available for sponsorship, or let us know if a Radical Thinker has inspired you.

You can Join the Radicals as a Sponsor in the following ways:Join the Radicals

Your generous support helps the museum to celebrate the stories of radical thinkers whose big ideas have shaped our society; the men and women who believed in ideas worth fighting for. We encourage sponsors to Gift Aid their donation if they are able to.

Sponsored Radicals

Thank you to our remarkable and generous Radical Sponsors, whose donations are making a real difference to the museum and the impact of our work:

  • VIV ANDERSON
    First black footballer to represent England
    Sponsored by The Football Association
  • CLEMENT ATTLEE
    Labour Prime Minister
    Sponsored by The Brighton family in memory of Samuel Blackburn (1838-1882)
  • SAMUEL BAMFORD
    English radical reformer and was one of the leaders in the Peterloo protests
    Sponsored by Robert Poole
  • TONY BENN
    Labour politician
    Sponsored by Nigel Taylor
  • GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
    Socialist writer
    Sponsored by Sir Trevor Chinn
  • ANNIE BESANT
    Socialist, women’s rights activist, writer and philanthropist
    Sponsored byThe Monks Family
  • ERNEST BEVIN
    Leader of the TGWU and Labour Foreign Secretary
    Sponsored by Lord Lea of Crondall
  • RT HON TONY BLAIR
    Labour Prime Minister
    Sponsored by Baroness Prosser, Baroness Morgan of Huyton and Lord Cashman CBE
  • MARGARET BONDFIELD
    Labour MP and first female Cabinet Minister
    Sponsored by Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers
  • MELVYN BRAGG*
    Labour peer and broadcaster who campaigns for the arts and education
    Sponsored by Baroness Jan Royall
  • GORDON BROWN*
    Labour politician
    Sponsored by Lord Wilf Stevenson
  • JAMES CALLAGHAN
    Labour Prime Minister
    Sponsored by the Family of Baroness Jay of Paddington
    Previously sponsored by Lord Lea of Crondall
  • BARBARA CASTLE
    Labour Prime Minister
    Sponsored by the Jack Straw
    Previously sponsored by Leigh Day Solicitors
  • WINSTON CHURCHILL
    Wartime Prime Minister
    Sponsored by Sir Victor and Lady Blank
  • BOB CROW
    Socialist & General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Workers
    Sponsored by National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Workers
  • BRENDA DEAN
    Trade Unionist & Labour Politician
    Sponsored by Keith McDowall & Family
  • JAYABEN DESAI
    Leader of the Grunwick Dispute
    Sponsored by Lord and Lady Bassam
  • MILLICENT GARRETT FAWCETT
    Leader of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies
    Sponsored by the National Education Union
  • HENRY HUNT Radical orator who was arrested at Peterloo
    Sponsored by Society for the Study of Labour History
  • ERIC LANE BURSLEM*
    BALPA’s first Chairman and campaigner for air safety
    Sponsored by BALPA
  • TOM PAINE
    Writer and political activist
    Sponsored by Tom Jones
    Previously sponsored by Brenda Dean and Keith McDowall
  • EMMELINE PANKHURST
    Founder of the Suffragette movement in the UK
    Sponsored by ACCORD Union
  • SYLVIA PANKHURST
    Leading suffragette and political campaigner
    Sponsored by MAPS Medical
  • CHARLIE ROBERTS
    Founder of the PFA and leader of Outcasts FC who threatened strike action in order to gain recognition for the Players’ Union
    Sponsored by The PFA
  • THE SEX PISTOLS
    Punk band who attacked the cultural conservatism of the 1970s
    Sponsored by Wayne Garvie
  • JOHN SMITH
    Labour Party politician who served as the leader of the party from 1992 until 1994
    Sponsored by Lord Haskell
  • THOMAS SPENCE*
    English Radical, advocate of universal suffrage and for the common ownership of land
    Sponsored by Baroness Beeban Kidron & Lee Hall
  • SIR SIGMUNG STERNBERG*
    Hungarian-British philanthropist, and international interfaith campaigner
    Sponsored by Michael Sternberg QC
  • EDITH SUMMERSKILL
    Hungarian-British philanthropist, and international interfaith campaigner
    Sponsored by Mary Honeyball
  • PETER TATCHELL
    Human rights campaigner
    Sponsored by John Deighan
  • W H THOMPSON*
    Civil rights lawyer and founder member of the National Council For Civil Liberties
    Sponsored by The family of W H Thompson
  • THE TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS
    Trade unionists transported to Australia for swearing a secret oath
    Sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors
  • ALAN TURING
    Mathematician and World War II codebreaker. Persecuted for being gay
    Sponsored by Bernard Donoghue
  • VICTIMS OF PETERLOO
    Slaughtered while peacefully demanding votes for all
    Sponsored by the TUC
  • ELLEN WILKINSON
    Labour MP who led the Jarrow March
    Generously sponsored by an anonymous major donor, whose gift has had a transformative impact on the museum
    Previously sponsored by The Monks Family

 

* Additional Radicals nominated by Sponsors

 

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