2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons ever since.
17 February 2018 marks 60 years since CND’s founding meeting at Central Hall, Westminster.
Another important anniversary is also imminent: 21 February is the 60th anniversary of the day when Gerald Holtom unveiled a new logo to represent the first London to Aldermaston march. It would later become CND’s logo and recognised all around the world.
The role of CND’s iconic logo will be marked with a symbol tour of Britain. A giant three-dimensional logo installation (see above) will visit more than twenty dramatic locations across Britain, including the White Cliffs of Dover, the Angel of the North in Gateshead, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
More details to follow on www.cnduk.org
CND at 60: Britain’s Most Enduring Mass Movement
A new book, which tells the history of CND, will be published in March 2018. CND at 60, by Kate Hudson, describes the development of nuclear weapons and the waves of civil society outrage and protest they inspired. From Polaris to Trident, the London to Aldermaston marches to mobilisations against cruise missiles, the story of 60 years of the largest single-issue peace campaign in Europe is told from the perspective of one of Britain’s foremost peace campaigners.
Book Launch Book launch in central London • Thursday 8th March • CND at 60 by Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary • Register