About our workshops
Our community learning workshops aim to make Bishopsgate Institute's world renowned library and archive collections accessible, interesting and relevant to people of all abilities and from a range of backgrounds. A session typically lasts for 90 minutes and is facilitated by experienced Institute staff in a bright and welcoming learning space. Participants have the opportunity to handle and work with historic materials that include photographs, pamphlets, press cuttings and maps. Structured activities help participants to respond creatively and imaginatively to the workshop theme. We create a supportive learning environment which fosters the sharing of experiences and views during sessions.
- East End: Myths and Reality
- Spitalfields: Movement, Migration and Immigration
- London in Peril: War and Peace
- Changing Lives in Victorian London
- London Tourists
Groups who attend three or more of our sessions are invited to take part in an in-depth workshop, exploring a theme of their choice inspired by the previous workshop learning.
To find out more or to book a workshop, please contact our Schools & Community Learning department on 020 7392 9209 or email us
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