Online talks

Our exciting online programme of talks include a live Q&A with the speaker and are free for everyone and delivered by our experts, specialists and guests.

Out in the City: Queer Club culture in London, 1918–1967
18 September | 14:00 to 15:00
Victoria Iglikowski-Broad reveals some of the clandestine LGBTQ+ spaces that were raided and closed by police, and the covert methods of communication that had to be relied upon in 1918-1967.

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Making a Mark: The Early Black Press 1817-1948
09 October | 14:00 to 15:00
S.I. Martin introduces some of the prominent periodicals, produced by and for Black people in Britain, to demonstrate how they attempted to reflect the needs of the communities they served.

‘A Huge Pack of Witches’: A Witch scare in 17th Century Lancashire
23 October | 14:00 to 15:00
Jess Nelson uses records to share the story of how a little boy telling tall tales about witches in his local community in Lancashire sparked a witch hunt, in the context of witchcraft in the Early Modern period.

Researching black history: In conversation with Black Cultural Archives and The National Archives
30 October | 14:00 to 15:00 
Rhoda Boateng (BCA) and Kevin Searle compare collections to explore the differing approaches to collecting and researching the history of race in Britain. 

1970: ‘We’ve only just begun’
6 November | 14:00 to 15:00
Mark Dunton takes us through the year 1970, where we kissed goodbye to the swinging sixties and entered a new era of vibrant pop culture, a Conservative Government and a bizarre episode involving Bobby Moore.