Windrush Voices

Monday to Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 FREE
Student writing on paper inside exhibition
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For Secondary School groups, years 10 - 13

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Building on the Library’s 2018 exhibition Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land, this session explores the arrival of the Empire Windrush in Essex in 1948 and the wider social and historical context of this moment. Students critically engage with the history of the British Library’s collections, investigating the experiences of Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s using personal testimony from our sound archives and contextualising these within a range of source material. 


Age group: Years 10 - 13
When: Monday to Friday, 13:00 - 15:00
Length: 120 minutes
Group size: Minimum - 10 learners; maximum - 30 learners
Key skills: History, English Literature
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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