Bradlaugh Fellowship, [Programme of Bradlaugh Fellowship dinner, 29 Sept. 1909] ([London? : Bradlaugh Fellowship, 1909]) [Heisler] P4152
The Bradlaugh Fellowship held a dinner in September 1909 at the Crown and Cushion in the City of London. Meeting in honour of Charles Bradlaugh, the politician and freethinker, the fellowship toasted his memory as a radical lecturer and supporter of secular thought. Bradlaugh was elected a Liberal MP for Northhampton in 1880 and refused to swear an oath, wishing to affirm to take his seat on the grounds that he was an atheist. Denied this right, he asked to swear but was denied again. His stance was celebrated, as demonstrated by this dinner held in his memory.