Windrush Voices

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30 FREE
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This session explores the arrival of the Empire Windrush in Essex in 1948 and the wider social and historical context of this moment. Students will investigate the experiences of Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s through personal testimony from our Sound Archive and contextualise these with a range of other source material.  

Students will learn more about the experiences of individuals, the significance of this moment in history, and the challenges and triumphs experienced by the ‘Windrush Generation’.

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.


Please know we are fully booked September and October 2023


Age group: Years 10 - 13
When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30
Length: 90 minutes
Group size: Minimum: 10 students; maximum: 30 students
Key skills: History
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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