List of News Articles

  1. Being Seen Being Heard: Amplifying British South Asian Women’s Voices

    Summary: Through “Being Seen, Being Heard”, Sohaila Baluch offers a chance to pause, to reflect and to centre the stories of British South Asian women.

  2. Interview: Peter Ashan - Ridley Road Freedom Walk

    Summary: Local historian Peter Ashan will be taking us on a tour of the Ridley Road Freedom Walk. We asked him a few questions about his love for Dalston and its people, as well as what you can expect from this tour.

  3. Exhibition: I’M COMING OUT!

    Summary: We've teamed up with BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival to curate a free exhibition celebrating queer nightlife in the city from 1975-85.

  4. An A-Z of Park Life in London

    Summary: Interpretation Manager Michelle Johansen compiles an A-Z of London's parks based on the pamphlets, books, and photographs from our Special Collections.

  5. Meet the Tutors: Lettie Mckie

    Summary: Starting on Thursday 23 February, architectural historian, lecturer and tour guide Lettie Mckie will be teaching A Decolonial Introduction to London Architecture. Learn about her and the course here.

  6. Vanishing Empire: Take the Tour

    Summary: This tour is not simply an attempt at reconstructing the physical history of the City of London. It is also about the role memory plays in our contemporary identity.

  7. From the Collections: Found Photos of Brick Lane

    Summary: Will Roberts, our Digital Engagement Officer, shares his love for some mysterious found photos and reveals how, with the help of social media, some answers were finally uncovered.

    4 min read

  8. From the Archives: Walter Tull

    Summary: Within the Clapton FC Archive, held at Bishopsgate Institute, is the story of forgotten British hero, Walter Tull.

    2 min read

  9. From the Archives: Punk Fanzines Temporary Hoarding & Drastic Measures

    Summary: This piece was contributed by Grace Healy, who recently taught a course on the history of London's punk scene. Here she examines punk fanzines from our Special Collections, with specific focus on those connected to Rock Against Racism and Rock against Sexism.

    4 min read

  10. Gallery: Coronations and Jubilees

    Summary: Whether they inspire local street parties, citywide processions, or bored indifference, these occasions have always made an impact on the capital.

    2 min read

  11. Women’s History Month: The Hewins Sisters

    Summary: The Hewins sisters are the self-published authors of ‘Lest We Forget’.

    8 min read