George Lansbury, former labor member of the House of Commons will speak on "Labor and Social Discontent in Brattle Hall this afternoon at 4.30 o'clock. The lecture is being held under the joint auspices of the Harvard and Radcliffe Socialist Clubs and will be open to the public. Brattle Hall has been engaged for the meeting since the rules of the University prohibit the admission of Radcliffe to lectures held under the auspices of student organizations.
Mr. Lansbury is a Socialist of the Webb school, having been actively engaged in politics for the past thirty years. He recently resigned his seat in Parliament, where he was known as the "First Radical," because of the non-aggressive attitude of the Labor Party toward Woman Suffrage. During his stay here Mr. Lansbury has toured many cities of the eastern and middle western states addressing labor unions and Socialist audiences.
In England Mr. Lansbury is well known as an expert on the administration of the poor and unemployed classes. He has been a Poor Law Guardian near London for the last twenty years and made the minority report, with Beatrice Webb, on the Poor Law several years ago. He is also largely responsible for the Colony for the Unemployed in England, considered an important experiment in solution of one of England's most difficult problems.
As usual, the lecture this afternoon will be followed by discussion.