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7 July 2016

Archives for London seminar – 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.
Please book your place through Eventbrite.
Download the seminar notice.
Start: 7 July 2016 6:00 pm
End: 7 July 2016 7:30 pm

27 July 2016

Archives for London Summer Soirée

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.

Start: 27 July 2016
End: 27 July 2016
United Kingdom

1 September 2016

Archives for London seminar – 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

Start: 1 September 2016 6:00 pm
End: 1 September 2016 7:30 pm
United Kingdom

16 September 2016

AfL co-hosted workshop

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.

Programme includes:

  • 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

All welcome.

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

Start: 16 September 2016 10:00 am
End: 16 September 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Westminster Quaker Meeting House
52 St Martin’s Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4EA