Windrush Voices

Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:30 or 13:15 FREE
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This session showcases the power of personal testimonies alongside collection content, as learners gain an understanding of what oral history can bring to a wider historical context. Learners will investigate the experiences of Caribbean settlement in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s and hear first-hand about the challenges and triumphs experienced by the ‘Windrush Generation’.

Activities draw on oral histories from our sound archives and contextualise these with a range of source material. Learners will be invited to reflect on curatorial processes as they encounter a wide variety of hidden voices brought into the spotlight.


Also available

To support schools who are unable to visit us at St Pancras, and for those who would like to find out more about oral history and about the Windrush Generation, we have designed a set of digital materials linked to this session. To find out more or to request these for use in your classroom, see Windrush Voices - Digital Activities.


Age group: Years 10 - 13
When: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:30 or 13:15
Length: 90 minutes
Group size: Minimum - 10 learners; maximum - 30 learners
Key skills: History
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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