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Archives Tour - General Introduction to BI
  • Category
    Archive
  • Date(s)
    19 April 2018
  • Time
    6:30 PM
  • Price
    £7*
  • Concs.
    £5*
Archives Tour - General Introduction to BI
Thursday 19th April
18:30-19:30


What was the 'battle of the books' and why did the Institute lock away one archive item from the public fearing it may cause revolution? Bishopsgate Institute has been offering free public access to its Special Collections and Archives since 1895. Our evening tours of the refurbished Grade II* listed Library provide an opportunity to find out more about its unique and fascinating history and the Special Collections relating to the history of London, protest and campaigning and LGBTQ history.

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this course has been cancelled.**

Led by Stefan Dickers, the Library and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute who looks after its extensive collection of books, pamphlets, maps, photographs and oral histories on London history, as well as the labour movement, protest, atheism, the co-op and LGBT history. He is passionate about history, the Institute and its historic collections (along with West Ham United) and will talk about them all at length to anyone who will listen. He started as the archivist at Bishopsgate Institute in 2005 and has previously worked at the London School of Economics and Senate House Library. He is also Archives and Resources Secretary of the Society for the Study of Labour History. Follow @stefdickers.

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    020 7392 9200

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