List of News Articles

  1. 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

  2. Meet the Tutors: Dr Emily Garside

    Summary: We had a few questions for LGBTQ+ history tutor, Dr Emily Garside.

    4 min read

  3. Memoir Writing: Juliet Jacques on Transfabulous

    Summary: Juliet Jacques will be teaching a course on memoir writing, here we share a piece she wrote for the Out and About exhibition about the impact Transfabulous had on her life.

    5 min read

  4. 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

  5. Sex Work in the Special Collections

    Summary: For each of the Bishopsgate Institute x Guildhall performances, the artists use our collections to research their chosen topics. Here we provide details on the materials that Sexquisite took inspiration from.

  6. Gallery: Kink in the Archive

    Summary: We recently explored the different sides of love and romance at Kink in the Archive, an event curated by The London Vagabond.

  7. Women’s History Month: The Hewins Sisters

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

    8 min read

  8. Women's History Month: Angela Christofilou

    Summary: Pip Wills-Braddock, from our Campaigns team, has been inspired by the the work of protest photographer Angela Christofilou. Here she asks Angela some questions about her work and about the women who inspire her.

    3 min read

  9. Women's History Month: Edith Wensley and Friends

    Summary: We highlight the friendship circle of Edith Wensley.

    2 min read

  10. Women's History Month: Brenda Prince

    Summary: Brenda Prince's work captures the reality of women and other marginalised communities.

    2 min read

  11. Women's History Month: Agnes Dawson

    Summary: Barbara Vesey, from our Special Collections and Archives team, highlights Agnes Dawson and her sisters – leading figures in the world of education, women’s rights and London politics.

    2 min read

  12. Gallery: Out and About! Exhibition Opening

    Summary: Bishopsgate Institute has taken over The Curve at Barbican, with an archive installation of objects, ephemera and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history.

    3 min read