Stefan Dickers is the Library and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute;
Bishopsgate Institute has been offering free public access to its library since 1895. Our tours of the refurbished Grade II* listed Library provide an opportunity to find out more about its unique and fascinating history and the world-renowned collections relating to the history of London, radical and social movements, labour, feminism and LGBT history.
Don’t let the fact that Bishopsgate Library is located in the midst of the City fool you. The library is home to the archives of numerous campaign and radical groups who fought for their values, demonstrating for a wide range of different causes from Parliamentary reform to vegan terrorism. Stretching back over two centuries the collections include the records of the two biggest demonstrations in British History – Reform League (1866) and protest against Iraq War (2003).
Join this exploration of the activities and archives of organisations such as Freedom Press and Stop the War. The tour will be led by Stefan Dickers, Bishopsgate Institute’s Library and Archives Manager.