AfL November Seminar

Mapping history with The Layers of London Project: partnership, public engagement and the art of looking up The Layers of London project is a Heritage Lottery Funded initiative bringing together major institutions such as the British Library, London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), Historic England, The National Archives and Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA). Academic and strategic… Read more »

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AfL Conference – Women in London: Celebrating 100 Years of Campaigning and Change

Archives for London (AfL) are excited to share details of this year’s conference.   Images: Suffrage banner, 1908. Parliamentary Archives, HC/SA/SJ/3/1 Coward, by Mireille Fauchon     Women in London: Celebrating 100 Years of Campaigning and Change 19th October 2018 London Metropolitan Archives: Huntley Room, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB Programme: 10.00am Registration/Coffee 10.15am… Read more »

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AfL October Seminar

The Extraordinary Records in the London Metropolitan Archives for the Rebuilding of St Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire St Paul’s Cathedral is a familiar and much-loved feature of the London skyline, an instantly recognisable landmark. The story of the building of the cathedral after the Great Fire is well known and has often been… Read more »

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AfL Summer Soiree

Archives for London (AfL) are excited to announce that this year’s Summer Soirée will be held at the Royal Society of Sculptors. Based in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Dora House is one of the oldest Grade II listed buildings in the area. Beautifully built in 1820 by William Blake,… Read more »

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TWA Cultural heritage Digitisation Grant fund returns for third year

AfL member, TownsWeb Archiving, is relaunching their digitisation grant. After providing over £12,000 of support for UK cultural heritage institutions and business archives to digitise their holdings in its first two years, the TownsWeb Archiving Digitisation Grant has returned once more in 2018. The Grant has funding awards of up to £5000 available to help… Read more »

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Archives for London Change in Seminar dates from January 2019

From January 2019, AfL Seminars will be held at LMA on the 4th Wednesday of each month. November Seminars will be held at LMA, and December will be a moveable feast, falling as it will in the Christmas period. Archives for London works closely with its ‘home’ archive and base, London Metropolitan Archives. The AfL… Read more »

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Funding opportunity from the Mayor of London: Culture Seeds

AfL members and visitors to AfL’s website may be interested to know of a new fund for London’s local community groups: Funding opportunity from the Mayor of London: Culture Seeds These small grants may be of particular interest to archives that have friends groups or that work closely with local history or other community groups…. Read more »

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Festive Seminar and Demonstration of Faraday’s Candle Power

7th December Seminar 5.30-8.30 pm – extension of an hour to advance us into the Christmas spirit. A reminder that the seminar on 7th December is also the AGM, from 5.30 to 5.45, followed by Frank James’ entertaining demonstration of Faraday’s candle lectures. Do come in festive mood as we have an extension to 8.30pm… Read more »

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Thank you to the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

Our last seminar was held at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.   The Society have had archivist Dr Sharon Messenger on loan for a day each week for the last year from the Royal College of General Practitioners to mark the Society’s 400th anniversary. We learned a great deal about the Society, including that Agatha Christie… Read more »

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