Office Life in the Twentieth Century

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Date / time: 1 December, 7:00 pm

Bishopsgate Institute

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:  

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.