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The London Metropolitan Archives

posted by the hanging out team - Thursday, January 17, 2013
The London Metropolitan Archives is home to an excellent range of information concerning the history and heritage of the people and places of London. The archive has been closely associated with the Hanging Out Project, providing vital resources and artifacts to our project and to many others, helping people to learn about the history of London. The London Metropolitan Archives are hosting some excellent events in the near future, focusing on the Huntley Archives, read on for further details.

The Huntley Archive Heritage Road Show, taking place on Friday 15th February (7.00pm to 9.30pm) at the V&A Museum in Kensington. Explore gems from the V&A's rich collection alongside items from the Eric and Jessica Huntley Archives. Compare objects, share histories, contrast narratives, uncover new stories of community struggles in The UK. Jointly organised with The Huntley Archives at the London Metropolitan Archives (tickets £9, £6 concessions).

The International Huntley Symposium, taking place on Wednesday 20th February (5.00pm to 7.00pm), the speaker will be Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, who will be speaking on his new book Britain’s Black Debt.

The 2013 Huntley Conference, taking place at the London Metropolitan Archives on Saturday 23rd February from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Priced at £8 including lunch. It is titled Educating Our Children, Liberating Our Futures. The Huntley Archives held at the LMA provide a comprehensive record of the community’s achievements in education during the 1970s and 1980s. This year’s conference seeks to utilise these records not only to examine the past, but to discuss the parallels with experiences today and guide future progress.

The 2013 Youth Conference has been brought to the very heart of this year’s conference in the shape of the Youth Forum. This contribution has been conceived and created by a group of young people.  The provocative title of their discussion is, “We are better educated than our parents!” and they intend to challenge and discuss this in the conference’s central debate.

If you wish to book or enquire further about these events, please contact LMA on 0207 332 3851.

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