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Exhibitions & events



3 May - 29 June 2018

An exhibition of archives on a turbulent year.

The display includes documents on the May 1968 events in France, the Prague Spring and Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, race relations (including Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood speech', the death of Martin Luther King Jr and the Black Power movement in the UK), the movement towards equal pay and equal rights for women (including the Ford sewing machinists' strike), and student protests.

Past events:

Crafting Resistance: The art of Chilean political prisoners

An exhibition co-curated by Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, University of London, and Gloria Miqueles, Chilean ex-political prisoner, held at the MRC between 30 October - 17 November 2017.

Community Speaker Series

The Community Speakers Series offered an opportunity for community members, independent scholars, academics, and students to come together to discuss a topic of importance or interest to the local community. Each talk was accompanied by an interactive exhibition of related archival material held at the MRC.

Open Education Series

The Open Education Series was a monthly series of events organized by students at the University of Warwick on topics that have been mostly excluded or challenge the Eurocentric academic curriculum. The series utilised the resources of the MRC, a unique archive housing primary sources on modern British social, political and economic history and allowed for attendees to engage with original source material.

Archives Alive

A project that involved working with local schools to develop pupils' research skills and encourage them to engage with primary sources.