About this Archive
Brian Robinson was born in Northern Ireland and studied law at Sussex University, where he established a gay film society.
He was a founder member of the collectively produced radical queer quarterly Square Peg magazine (1982-1991), which featured art, style, and politics.
He joined the British Film Institute as a press officer in 1987, going on to a career as programmer of BFI Southbank and, since 2000, of BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.
He has written on queer cinema for several magazines and journals including Sight and Sound and The Guardian.
Scope and Content
Papers, t-shirts, placards, banners, and other ephemera for Square Peg magazine, a radical queer cultural quarterly published 1982-1991. Includes cover mock-ups, artwork, advertising copy, meeting minutes, draft articles. Also the personal papers of founding editor Brian Robinson, including those regarding his work at the British Film Institute and its Flare [LGBT+] Film Festival, and the papers and publications of groups and causes he supported, [1983-1990]
3 boxes, 5 banners, 9 t-shirts, 22 oversized items