The Lunar Society was an informal gathering of leaders, industrialists and scientists in Birmingham who met regularly 200 years ago to discuss matters of the country. You might be wondering what this has to do with minorities today in Brum. Just as Birmingham’s original Lunar Society talked about
I wanted my Dad’s funeral programme to be both functional and something that told his story for our family, especially his grand and great-grandchildren. I knew his dear friend ‘Sunny Man’ my entire life. But it wasn’t until seeing Sunny’s funeral programme that I knew his real name was Daniel
These significant and inclusive events raise the profile of all sorts of LGBT+ lived experiences, celebrate activism and build stronger alliances. They increasingly involve people of all ages, cultures and faiths in publicly sharing differing identities. Alongside Stonewall’s 50th anniversary this
From the unusual to the humorous, the heartfelt to the heart-wrenching, these examples demonstrate the wealth of stories held in archives around the UK. Hopefully they'll inspire you to get out and explore your own local archive! Egg-dispensing machine on Umberleigh railway station, 1972. Credit:
This weekend sees the opening of the Horniman Museum's new World Gallery, made possible by a £3.3million grant from HLF. To celebrate, we spoke to the museum's Chief Executive, Nick Merriman, about what heritage means to him.
To celebrate World Book Day, we got in touch with some of our grantees whose projects have involved books, and asked them for anecdotes about the most interesting things they’ve ever found inside a book.