Magazine article History Today

Round and About: May 2002. (Frontline)

Magazine article History Today

Round and About: May 2002. (Frontline)

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Memories of 1952 & 1953

May 7th, 11am to 4pm

Harris Museum & Art Gallery 
Market Square, Preston, 
Lancashire PR1 2PP 
Tel: 01772 905411 

As part of Local History Week, the Harris Museum in conjunction with the North West Sound Archive are inviting the public to take part in this oral history project recording recollections of the early fifties.

Low: the 20th-Century's Greatest Cartoonist

May 9th to October 31st

Westminster Hall 
Palace of Westminster 
London SW1A OAA 
Tel: 01923 242769 

Over a hundred original works by Sir David Low, which amounts to a graphic and humorous portrayal of world politics between 1922 and the early 1960s, celebrate the talents of the famous cartoonist.

`Continental Britons': Jewish Refugees from Nazi Europe

May 8th to October 20th

The Jewish Museum 
129-131 Albert Street 
London NW1 7NB 
Tel: 020 7284 1997 

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Association of Jewish Refugees and the 70th anniversary of the Jewish Museum, this special exhibition will follow the fortunes of Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi persecution before the Second World War. The contribution made by individual refugees to their adoptive homeland will also be explored, as will the experiences of refugees more recently.

Unofficial and Official Histories

May 11th, 10am to 6pm

Ruskin College 
Walton Street 
Oxford OX1 2HE 
Tel: 01865 554331 

Marking the end to Local History Week, this, the third public history conference, brings together curators, family historians, teachers, researchers and community campaigners to discuss the ways in which history plays a role in our daily lives.

Building the World City: The Life of Edwardian London

May 18th, 10.30am to 5pm

Museum of London 
London Wall, London EC2 
Tel: 020 7814 5500 

In a period that witnessed major social debates including the suffragette movement and socialism, this study-day will examine these and the other developments that shaped Edwardian London and its culture.

Inspired by Italy: Dutch Landscape Painting 1600-1700

May 22nd to August 26th

Dulwich Picture Gallery 
Gallery Road 
London SE21 7AD 
Tel: 020 8693 5254 

The Italian landscape through Dutch eyes is the theme of this exhibition, which gives especial attention to less-well-known Dutch artists, as it traces the development of the genre and its protagonists over three `generations'.

This Small Island: Britain, Size and Empire

May 9th

The British Academy 
10 Carlton House Terrace 
London SW1Y 5AH 
Tel: 020 79695246 

Does size matter? In this, the Raleigh Lecture on History, Linda Colley will consider the implications for Britain, looking at its peculiar varieties of smallness, from its physical size, to the comparative size of its armies compared to those of the Continent, its population size at different times, and so on. She will discuss how these had an impact on the quality and course of British imperial enterprise. Other BA lectures this month are the Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture on The Origins of the Civilisation of Angkor (May 21st) and the Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture, `Special Paths or Main Roads? Making Sense of German History' (May 22nd).

Celebration -- in Gold and Silver

May 30th to July 12th

Goldsmith's Hall, Foster Lane 
London EC2V 6BN 
Tel: 020 7606 7020 
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