London Metropolitan Archives - Greater London Special Offers 2018/2019
Valid from 05-07-2018 to 05-07-2019
Areas Served: Greater London
Foundling Hospital Discovery Events
The Foundling Hospital is the longest established children’s charity in England. It was established in the eighteenth century by Thomas Coram as a home for babies whose mothers were unable to care for them. When a child was left in the care of the hospital, an admission form, known as a ‘billet’, was filled out. The idea was that the mother would keep a matching token and would present this if trying to identify which child was theirs.
Wednesday 28 November 2018
A special event to open up the Foundling Hospital archives held at the LMA. Meet archivists, the educational team and explore the LMA as a resource for your practice. This skill share event is aimed at teachers and educators in any field who are interested in the possibilities of learning through archives and the wider heritage sector.
Please contact us to arrange a visit
Come along and find out more about the Foundling Hospital registers, admission books, billet books and petitions for admitting and for reclaiming a child. Learn about young people’s history with a focus on health and well-being. Try your hand at making a book, calligraphy, and create a family art token, to capture the many generations of your family.
The Royal Free Hospital
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This new session is based on the recently deposited archive of the Royal Free Hospital. Students will look at the history of the hospital from its foundation in 1828 and focus on the social conditions that moved William Marsden to make the hospital free. They will explore and learn about the hospital’s many innovations, the role of women in science, as well as the role of almoners in looking after the interests of the hospital’s funds and its patients.
London History Day
Friday 31 May 2019
London History Day is an annual celebration of the capital’s extraordinary history and heritage. It is held on the 31st of May, the date Big Ben first started keeping time. LMA offers a fun-filled activity day for children and their grown-ups. Come along and join in with lots of different and exciting activities. Discover the amazing stories of London and Londoners, through wonderful collections, short talks, film material and creative activities for all the family.
Summer College 2019: Save Our Sounds
Monday 1 - Friday 5 July 2019
LMA’s sound archives and oral history collections reflect over 90 years of London’s history. Each record is a fascinating reminder of the untold stories of individuals who lived through many decades of London’s history, and who in their own unique way help build a picture of both community and family.
During this course students will discover archived film, engage with new sources and use audio recordings to support their research into local, family and London’s history. They will gain a fascinating insight into the historical, social and economic issues that tested centuries of urban life in the capital and which ultimately culminated in the London we know today. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the role of archives and archival sources in the process of historical enquiry. They will also visit other cultural venues. In partnership with the British Library.
Venue: London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)
Call: Symeon Ververidis 02073323851
Day Trip Destinations, Art and Design, Citizenship, English, History, Mathematics, Science, Historical Heritage
Largest local authority archive in Britain; collections cover the whole of Greater London spanning nearly 1000 yrs of history. London’s past is represented through millions of documents & thousands of maps, prints, drawings, plans, photographs & film.