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Our news feed contains information about new resources, newly catalogued or acquired archive collections, current and upcoming projects and events, and service developments.

Information about past work at the Modern Records Centre is included in our annual reports and information bulletins (available online from 1996/7 to 2016/7). Recordings of several past events are also available - the student-led Open Education Series, 2014-2016, and the schools project Archives Alive, 2016.

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A Legacy of Change

An MRC exhibition to commemorate Stephen Lawrence Day 2022.

Explore items from the Modern Records Centre's collections on anti-racism and community action. The exhibition includes sections on 'Youth against racism', 'Community against racism', 'Arts against racism' and 'Rock against racism'.

Photograph showing the MRC exhibition space, including display cases

Thu 21 Apr 2022, 10:20 | Tags: Exhibitions

In Solidarity - See our latest exhibition

Throughout history people have fought for their beliefs. Faced with war, injustice or persecution, individuals and communities have protested not just for themselves but in solidarity with others.

This exhibition seeks to highlight the different methods by which people have sought to make their voice heard. Namely through protest, the arts, collective action and by supporting those in need.

It is hoped that this historical lens might bolster a sense of common humanity as we stand with those in Ukraine.

Thu 17 Mar 2022, 14:07 | Tags: Exhibitions

Pride in the Archives

To mark LGBT+ History Month, the Modern Records Centre's new exhibition highlights some of the sources on LGBTQ+ experiences, identities and activism included in our archive collections.

Items on display range from 1970s Gay Liberation Front publications, a 1905 book on Oscar Wilde passed between owners as a symbol of (then illegal) identity, photos of demonstrations and a contemporary 1950s article on Roberta Cowell.

The exhibition will be open to all throughout February during our usual opening hours.

Photograph of the MRC's exhibition space

Wed 02 Feb 2022, 09:20 | Tags: Exhibitions

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