7 July 2016
The Somme one hundred years on: the view from the archives of the National Army Museum
In the context of the 100 year commemoration of the first day of the battle of the Somme join us to hear Alastair Massie from the National Army Museum telling the story of the five month Somme battle using material from the museum.
Refreshments provided. Advance booking is essential.
Free to all AfL members. Non-members welcome, £6.
27 July 2016
An evening with the Royal College of Music Archives
Archives for London members and their guests enjoy our annual summer event celebrating London’s archives.
More details soon.
1 September 2016
The Archives of the Salvation Army
Archivist, Steven Spencer introduces the archives of the Salvation Army for the AfL September seminar.
More details soon
16 September 2016
A many sided crystal; the many facets of physicist and electrical engineer Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1851-1916)
Co-hosted by Imperial College London, University of Leeds, Institution of Engineering & Technology, British Society for the History of Science, and Archives for London.
Marking the centenary of the death of scientist SP Thompson, this unique workshop will investigate his historical significance and directions for future research.
- Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds), “Silvanus Phillips Thompson: Polymath, Authority and Critic”
- Matt Stanley (New York University), “The Quaker Silvanus Thompson, Scientist and ‘Sincere Friend’
- Mat Paskins (University of Aberystwyth), “Silvanus Thompson’s Working Worlds”
- Steve Pumfrey (University of Lancaster), “Thompson on Gilbert’s De Magnete”
- Geoffrey Cantor (University of Leeds & UCL), “Thompson, Biographer”
- Stathis Arapostathis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), “Thompson’s Controversies over Patents”
- Anne Barrett (Imperial College, London) & Anne Locker (Institution of Engineering & Technology), “The Thompson Archives”
Full programme at https://silvanuspthompson.wordpress.com
Delegates £25; AfL members £10.
Refreshments and lunch included.
Venue: Westminster Quaker Meeting House,
52 St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4EA
Download the flyer for A many sided crystal.
Book online via Eventbrite