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  1. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    17/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    This practical session aims to help you to handle archival items in the most appropriate way. As well as demonstrating how to handle various archival formats, a conservator will also explain the dos and don't's that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  2. Title:
    Heroines: Women of Courage and Daring
    Date:
    17/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A talk on London women from the archives, honoured for their courage and daring.
  3. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (intermediate)
    Date:
    17/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 16th and 17th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA’s collections and get tips for deciphering early historical writing. SOME EXPERIENCE of reading historical documents is required.
  4. Title:
    Authors' Angst
    Date:
    18/10/2018 - 18/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    An exploration of the manuscripts submitted to Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications in the 1980s reflecting the strains and stresses of the Caribbean community, but also the joys and delights, the longing for island homes and the concerns about world politics. Includes various genres of writing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and science fiction.
  5. Title:
    Children of Windrush
    Date:
    24/10/2018 - 24/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    How did Caribbean children settle into London life in the 1950s/60s? Explore efforts made by local government to equip teachers with skills for understanding the culture and language of their Caribbean students; the efforts of parents who formed the Black Parents Movement, to shield them from the discrimination they encountered and the words of the young people themselves in their published poetry collections.
  6. Title:
    Writing Historical Fiction
    Date:
    24/10/2018 - 24/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Historical fiction allows us to explore the untold stories of ordinary people. In this creative writing workshop, we will use documents from the archive to imagine the stories of people who walked, talked, ate, drank and worked in London’s streets. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction this autumn. You are welcome to book them individually or to attend all three. See entries for 24 October and 21 November. Facilitator: Anna James.
  7. Title:
    Preserving pensions history for the future
    Date:
    25/10/2018 - 25/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join the Pensions Archive Trust in an exploration of their collection, discovering the challenges and rewards of archiving pension records. Tracking the history of old age provision from medieval hospices to modern pensions, this event will delve into how the past can be used to uncover and explore the future.
  8. Title:
    Temperance
    Date:
    30/10/2018 - 30/10/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Temperance societies stood against the use of the demon drink and the unhappiness that abuse of alcohol brought to many. Discover more about the movement, the background of the members and their strategies, from large scale rallies to mobile pop-up tea houses.
  9. Title:
    Remembrance and Memorials
    Date:
    01/11/2018 - 01/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    At the end of the First World War communities, churches and other organisations participated in a national movement of remembrance. Discover more about public monuments, illuminated books of remembrance, street plaques and stained glass windows which became collective expressions of private grief.
  10. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Roman London
    Date:
    03/11/2018 - 03/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet at 10.50am at The London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, 12 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AA
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a visit to the Mithraeum Temple and the Roman Amphitheatre in the City of London. The visits will be supported by a tour guide at each site. Spaces are limited. Meet at 10.50am at The London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, 12 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AA
  11. Title:
    Remembering our Wars and Warriors
    Date:
    07/11/2018 - 07/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet Green Park station (Jubilee, Piccadilly & Victoria lines) outside exit to Green Park & Buckingham Palace
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet Green Park station (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines) outside exit to Green Park & Buckingham Palace. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, a walk through Green Park to Hyde Park Corner exploring how we remember our wars and warriors. Led by Mike Moran, City Highlights.
  12. Title:
    The End of the War: Bloomsbury & St Pancras in the First World War
    Date:
    14/11/2018 - 14/11/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet Goodge St station (Northern line) street level
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet Goodge St station (Northern line) street level. In the First World War London became home to thousands of soldiers of many nations, countless hospitals treating hundreds of thousands of wounded. War swallowed up a generation of men and brought new opportunities for women. We will walk through a London changed forever as the German and Austrian communities in our midst became our enemies and potential spies. Led by Chris Everett, City Highlights.
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