Hidden Love: LGBTQ+ lives in the 1930s

What can our documents reveal about LGBTQ+ lives in the 1930s?

Students will have the opportunity to explore what some of our documents can reveal about LGBTQ+ lives in the 1930s.

Students will explore the lives of people from the LGBTQ+ community in the past through our rich collection of documents, from personal letters to photographs. They will be encouraged to carefully consider the provenance of our collection and how much we can actually learn from state/police records.

This online workshop is suitable for KS4 or 5 and for History, Citizenship or PSHE.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:

Online assembly

in your classroom(s) or hall

20-30 minutes

Online workshop

in your classroom

1 hour

Onsite workshop (from Spring 2023)

at The National Archives

2 hours

Available:  All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 4 & 5

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