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  1. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    01-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover fascinating LGBTQ+ history from court trials to nightclubs and cross-dressing 18th century actresses to community centres. Meet at LMA. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  2. Title:
    London and Wine
    Date:
    02-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The importing and selling of wine in London has always been an important trade. This talk introduces fascinating stories from LMA's collections.
  3. Title:
    Discovering the Foundling Hospital: Health and Welfare
    Date:
    07-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The records of the Foundling Hospital reveal much about the lives of the children who lived there. This short talk explores eighteenth and nineteenth century infirmary and dietary records, providing insights into the challenges faced every day.
  4. Title:
    Pubs, Bars and Breweries in and around Clerkenwell
    Date:
    08-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet: Farringdon Station Thameslink entrance (Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A sober stagger around hostelries past and present. From drovers routes to Smithfield, through Madam Geneva, her descendants and her distilleries to breweries both micro and magnificent! Via White Horse Alley to Liquorpond Road we'll meander through Clerkenwell's alcoholic history, finishing in a pub! Led by Chris Everett, City Highlights
  5. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    08-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 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.
  6. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    08-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archive material relating to the title is provided. August's read is Muriel Spark's The Ballad of Peckham Rye.
  7. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    09-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting your family history? Join us at this workshop to learn how to get the most out of digitised family history sources, including LMA's records on Ancestry. This workshop is aimed at beginners.
  8. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    14-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  9. Title:
    Strange Allies
    Date:
    15-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A talk on some of the advocates and supporters of women’s rights and emancipation including politician, Herbert Morrison and Wesleyan minister and social reformer, Hugh Price Hughes.
  10. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    16-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  11. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    22-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  12. Title:
    London and Beer
    Date:
    22-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover fascinating stories of the brewing, selling and drinking of beer in London. LMA's extensive collections will be used in this presentation.
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