Why was John Gielgud told to see a doctor? How many lesbian pulp fiction novels can one library hold? We are a treasure trove of LGBTQIA+ history with extensive archives holding cuttings, badges, and banners – and even a set of wizard’s robes. By the end of this tour, you’ll know all about them.
Who is this tour for?
This tour is for anyone with an interest in LGBTQIA+ history.
This tour goes down into our archive store, and we regret that this tour is not accessible to anyone who uses a wheelchair or who is unable to use steps or stairs.
Need to Know
- 18:30 - 20:00
- £11 / £5 conc.
- Stefan Dickers
- Max Students
- No. of Sessions
Meet the guide
Stef is the Special Collections and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute and has been responsible for the development of the Institute's collections on the history of London, protest and activism, and LGBTQ+ Britain. He qualified as an archivist in 2001 and started at Bishopsgate in 2005.
Previous to this, Stef worked in the archives of the London School of Economics and Senate House Library. He will talk at extraordinary length about the collections whenever asked and regularly entertains groups of students, groups and family/local history societies on the wonders they can find in the Special Collections and Archives at the Institute.