London at War Series

London At War

Some interesting events here from World Wars I and II; catch some of this now (before number III breaks out…?!)

With walks, workshops, lectures and talks, this special events series explores some of the unexpected dimensions of the city during the two world wars. The series takes place across May and is open to all. It is convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre and some of the museums, archives and galleries which make up its History and
Heritage Adult Learning Network (HHALL).

Events include:

· Keynote Lecture: Jerry White, ‘London in the Great War’, 8 May

· Sex in the Wartime City 1914-1918, guided tour, 13 May

· Bethnal Green tube disaster, talk with Juliet Gardiner and a panel, 21 May

· The politics of the Imperial War Graves Commission 1917-1939, Michèle
Barrett, 22 May

· Animals and humans on the London Home Front 1939-1945: exploring diaries and letters, Hilda Kean, 28 May

· King and Country (1964), film screening, 12 May

· National Maritime Museum: Drawing the War, 7 May

· The exiled nation – London Poles during the Second World War, archive
talk, 14 May

· ‘Taking London’s wartime pulse’, Londoners’ health archive talk, 15 May

· Told and untold stories: Protecting London’s children during the Second
World War, reminiscence workshop, 16 May

· Archives and war workshop at Bishopsgate Institute, 20 May

· The war-torn City 1914-1918, London Metropolitan Archives, archive talk
and tour, 23 May

· Bloomsbury at War: Closing talk and drinks reception in the Keynes Library with Dr Jo Winning, 3 June

To see the full programme, go to:

or see the events section of the RSHC website

We hope that you can join us for the London at War series.

Katy Pettit

Administrator, Raphael Samuel History Centre @RSHistCentre

I work part time and usually respond to emails on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If your message is urgent, please contact Barbara Taylor

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