Charles Dickens obviously has a strong association with Kent the Archives for London (AFL) is holding a seminar about the story of the recently discovered London workhouse that inspired Charles Dickens.
Dr Ruth Richardson, the historian who discovered these details, will reveal how very important the time Dickens spent living next to a workhouse was to his literary career.
The seminar is free to AFL members. £5 for non members. Advance booking is essential. Full details can be found at AFL Dickens Seminar
London Metropolitan University’s Board of Governors seek a new home, custodian or sponsor of The Women’s Library’s collections.
The London Metropolitan University’s Board of Governors announced that they are looking or a new home, custodian or sponsor of The Women’s Library’s collections. If a new home is not found by the end of December 2012, the Library will only open one day per week for a period of three years, then the situation will be reviewed. Located at Old Castle Street, next to London Metropolitan University's Calcutta House it is a cultural centre which houses the most extensive collection of women's history in the UK. Full details can be found at The Women's Library
Further details can be found at History Workshop Online (HWO) It would seem that the Library Staff were not involved in these decisions despite seeking input into the reviews that lead to this decision. You can also find a link at the HWO site or at Care2 Petition if you wish to support and sign a petition against this closure.