Guide to Windrush 75 history events taking place this month

6 June 2023

22 June 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in Essex. The ship brought to Britain just over 800 passengers who had left the West Indies, the great majority of whom sought to settle and begin new lives in the UK.

The Windrush 75 anniversary is being marked in 2023 with events, exhibitions and broadcasts nationwide. In February, the Royal Historical Society issued a call for organisers of history-related events to send in details for posting on the RHS website.

The resulting list includes submitted events, along with others selected by the Society, which take place in June. They include academic conferences, lectures and seminars, alongside exhibitions, community history events and performances. Their organisers include national institutions, universities, libraries, archives and local history groups.

Full details of all the events are available here.

If you have further proposals to add to the list, please email:

And forthcoming from the Royal Historical Society

In addition, the Society hosts two events in the near future which may be of interest, and to which all are welcome