Dr. David Mel.etlan of the University olf Kent was the opening
lecturer in the Winter series. Dr. ;M,cLd~an, ,author of books on Marx
and Marxism spoke at the Library on Friday 1 October on "Marx and
EngeLs.--An Intellectual P,artnelrshli\p."
He looked at Engels' oontnibution to their work at the beginning
of his partnership witti Marx, wlhi,ch began in 1844, and his contribution
after Marx's death. :Dr. McLCi1ba,n considered that Engels' contribution
wasextremely positive j,n the first period, but lesssoin the latter period.
Engels, to whom the lecturer thought insufficient credit had been
given for Ihi,s historical wll1itirng (e.g. The Peasant W'