On the Trail of Refugees in 1930s Bloomsbury (1) - CANCELLED

On the Trail of Refugees in 1930s Bloomsbury (1) - CANCELLED
Date
14 November 2020, 11.00am - 12.30pm
Type
Other Events
Venue
Meeting point: Corner of Bloomsbury Street/Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3HF
Description

Follow the trail of the 1930s refugees from Nazi Europe around Bloomsbury, a magnet for the new arrivals due to its cheap boarding houses and Bohemian reputation. Find out how support for refugees was coordinated from Bloomsbury, how exiles contributed to Britain’s anti-Nazi propaganda war, and how activists plotting the Nazis’ downfall were spied on by MI5 agents. The walk brings to life work by the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies and is illustrated by voices and images from the IMLR’s exile archives.

Join a walking tour led by Clare George (Miller Archivist/Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies at the IMLR), or follow a self-guided audio walk. The walk is mainly level and accessible, though not step-free, and will be conducted at a relaxed pace suited to participants' needs. Please check weather conditions on the day. 

OWING TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 






This event is part of the 2020 Being Human Festival, the UK's only national festival of the humanities, taking place from 12 to 22 November 2020. The festival is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. 




Contact

Clare George
clare.george@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8961