In the evening of Thursday 1 December 2016, an event on ‘Office Life in the Twentieth Century’ will take place at the Bishopsgate Institute, London (a 2 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station).
The speakers are Professor Peter Scott (Henley Business School, University of Reading) and Dr Nicole Robertson (Sheffield Hallam University).
This is a rare chance to view original materials from the Bishopsgate Institute’s special collections through a pop-up archives exhibition exploring such themes as commuting in the 1920s, lunch-hour routines in the 1960s and office social clubs and events in the 1950s. The event is free, but advanced booking is required. You can book your place here: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/event/710/Office-Life-in-the-Twentieth-Century?&Keyword=&TypeID=
This event is part of ‘The Clerical Profession and the Administrative Revolution: The Rise of the Modern Workplace in Britain’ project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and delivered as a partnership between Bishopsgate Institute and Sheffield Hallam University. The project has also inspired a temporary display on clerical workers at the Bishopsgate Institute, which showcases historical materials from the Institute’s special collections. There will be opportunities to view the display during the evening – and speak to the curators about how it was put together.