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Exhibitions & events

Here to stay

Current exhibition:

Here to stay

20 May - 12 July 2019

Our current exhibition uses archives from the Modern Record Centre's collections to look at the experiences and contributions of BAME people to British life across the 20th century. It is a companion exhibition to Here to Stay - how the Windrush generation helped shape the NHS: portraits of NHS staff by documentary photographer Inès Elsa Dalal, which will be on display at the Oculus between 10 June - 5 July.

The Modern Records Centre exhibition includes documents from the 1920s to the 1990s, with a particular emphasis on Britain's health services, family and home, and the arts.


Upcoming events:

Here to Stay exhibition opening

15 June 2019

Afternoon of talks, discussions, special visitors and refreshments to mark the official opening of the exhibitions at the Oculus and the Modern Records Centre.


Past exhibitions:

Missed our past exhibitions? Online versions of some are available through our website.


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.

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.