History and Society


Our programme includes a diverse collection of walking tours through the city, and examinations of the past and present of the city and its people.

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History & Society programme

Activities in History and Society

  1. Walking Tour - The History of Spitalfields

    In-person

  2. A History of the English Language

    Online

  3. From Suffragettes to Feminists

    Online

  4. An Introduction to LGBTQ+ Literature

    Online

  5. Unreal City: London in Literature, from 1800 to Today

    Online

  6. Archive Tour - LGBTQ+ Collections

    In-person

  7. Activists Who Changed the East End

    Online

  8. The Story of the Port of London

    Online

  9. 50 Years of the Gay Liberation Front

    In-person

  10. Queer Musical Theatre

    Online

  11. Welcome to the East End (1880s-1970s)

    In-person

  12. Archive Tour - UK Leather and Fetish Archives

    In-person

  13. A Cultural History of AIDS

    Online

  14. The London Voice

    Online

  15. Walking Tour - Public Art in the City of London

    In-person

  16. A Short History of Twentieth-Century London

    Online

  17. An Introduction to Charles Booth's London

    In-person

  18. Welcome Back to London (1830s-1960s)

    In-person

  19. Walking Tour - The Battle of Cable Street

    In-person

  20. The Language of Food

    Online

  21. London in Documentaries

    In-person

  22. Liberation Fronts: Kell w Farshéa

    In-person

  23. Borderlines of Madness in 19th-Century Fiction

    In-person

  24. London's Punk History

    In-person

  25. Etymology: Where Words Come From

    Online

  26. Language and the First World War

    Online

  27. Archive Tour - London Collections

    In-person

  28. Walking Tour - Architecture in the City of London

    In-person

  29. The Language of Sport

    Online

  30. Walking Tour - The Battle of Brick Lane

    In-person

  31. Teen London (1880s-1970s)

    In-person

  32. The London Voice

    In-person

  33. London on a Sunday

    In-person

  34. Out and About! LGBTQ+ history exhibition at the Barbican

    In-person

    28 February - 22 March