We are proud to present a brand new programme of events to start off the New Year. These range from talks to webinars; creative workshops to film screenings; and, of course, our popular Hands on History sessions which letÂ you to interact with some of ourÂ iconic and illuminating records.
Diversity Week, at the end of January, includes a talk on the trial of the Mangrove Nine (28 January), which will explore one of the watershed moments in the Black British Civil Rights movement; a talkÂ by Professor Maggie Andrews on the key campaigns and concerns of the Womenâ€™s Institute during its 100 years of existence (26 January); and Never Forget, an original document display and discussion to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.
LGBT History Month
Throughout February, we are running events that examine the creative and cultural impact that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) communities have had on British history. These will include:
- an LGBT creative writing workshop (30 January) inspired by original records within our collection
- AIDS, the 80s and the fate of permissiveness (2 February), a talk by Matt Cook on mass observation and the anti-gay â€˜backlashâ€™ of the 1980s
- an LGBT Hands on History workshop (13 February) covering some of the more personal stories hidden in our archives
- Amiable warriors (23 February), a talk by Peter Scott-Presland on the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, the oldest surviving LGBT organisation in the UK