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Archives Tour - LGBTQ Collections

Why was John Gielgud told to see a doctor and how many lesbian pulp fiction novels could one library hold? Bishopsgate Institute is a treasure trove of LGBTQ history with archives, cuttings, badges and banners, even a wizard’s costume, and by the end of this tour, you’ll know all about them.
Thursday 22 February
6:30 PM

Out in the archives: LGBTQ histories

Hear from speakers on a range of LGBTQ subjects, and explore the queer histories that can be found in the Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives at this special event. Drinks will be available to purchase at the pop up bar.
Wednesday 28 February
7:00 PM

Archives Tour - Women's and Feminist History

Bishopsgate Institute's Special Collections and Archives chart women's history from the nineteenth century onwards. This tour is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about this area of the collection.
Thursday 08 March
6:30 PM

Archives Tour - Labour, Co-op and Socialist Collections

Why did the Institute lock away one book in the 1920s, fearing it would cause world revolution? Find out this and much more in a tour of its extensive collections documenting the history of socialism, the labour movement and co-operation. ‘Divi’ numbers may be required.
Thursday 22 March
6:30 PM