1917 Club

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The 1917 Club was a club for socialists that met in 4 Gerrard Street, Soho, in Central London, during the early part of the 20th century. It had been founded in December 1917 by Leonard Woolf and some of his friends.[1]

Members included V. Gordon Childe, Ramsay MacDonald, Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells, H.N. Brailsford, Elsa Lanchester and Rose Macaulay.[2]



  1. ^ James 2003. p. 79.
  2. ^ Green 1981. p. 41.


  • Green, Sally (1981). Prehistorian: A Biography of V. Gordon Childe. Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire: Moonraker Press. ISBN 978-0-239-00206-8. 
  • James, Winston (2003). "A race outcast from an outcast class: Claude McKay's experience and analysis of Britain". West Indian Intellectuals in Britain. Bill Schwarz (ed.) (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press). pp. 71–92.