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Centre for Life-Writing Research, King’s College London Archives

The Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London Archives is offering a variety of events on London History Day, including archive objects, short talks and a guided walk along the Strand with KCL Archives.

Event

Strandlines Discoveries
2.00pm - 5.00pm
FREE but booking required - Book online 

  • A display and talk about treasures from the Archives connected especially to aerial history, in this centenary year of the RAF
    King’s College London Archives (3rd floor, Strand campus), 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Short talks on objects, people and lives from London history
    King’s College London Archives (3rd floor, Strand campus), 3.00pm - 4.00pm
  • A guided walk down the Strand with a special focus on women, women’s history and the rich traces of the suffrage movement and suffragettes
    Meeting at under the arches of Somerset House main entrance, 4.00pm - 5.00pm
    From St Mary-le-Strand, church of the WRENS, to the Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross, the Strand holds many traces of women in all eras, from medieval queens to suffragettes. We celebrate the rich history of women’s suffrage in the area, also on view at the LSE Library, and figures in the history of the Strand: Romans, river gods, actresses, sea captains, educational pioneers and many more.

Vera Wentworth, suffragette in 1909 wearing an apron advertising details of protest march
Vera Wentworth, suffragette in 1909 © KCL Archives

Please be on time! Walk begins at 4pm. Meet under the arches of Somerset House main entrance.

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Visit

King’s College London Archives (3rd floor, Strand campus)
King's College London
Strand
London WC2R 2LS
PLUS guided walks on the Strand, meeting at under the arches of Somerset House main entrance.

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