Beryl Gilroy: A Celebration

Photographs of Beryl Gilroy

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An evening of reminiscence on the life of the noted educator and author.

Unfortunately this event is being postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We are hoping to announce a new date for the event as soon as we can.

Join us to celebrate the life, work and legacy of the writer, teacher and ethno-psychotherapist, Beryl Gilroy (1924–2001), who is best known for her innovative autobiography, Black Teacher (1976).

Beryl Gilroy was born in Guyana (then British Guiana) and emigrated to Britain in 1952. Her work explores the lives of families, particularly of women and children, and the impact of 20th-century migration and societal change that came as a result. 

These themes run throughout Gilroy’s archive, which was acquired by the British Library in 2020, They are explored further in Celebrating Beryl Gilroy, on display in our Treasures Gallery until 26 June 2022.

This event will not be live-streamed.

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Name: Beryl Gilroy: A Celebration
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546