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Local Exhibitions

In October and November we exhibited our project at local events in Whitechapel, firstly at the Gateway to the World weekend at Wilton's Music hall, and then at the Write Idea Festival at the Idea Store. The displays generated interest and engagment from attendees, and we ... | Read more

Walking Whitechapel

Thank you to all of you who came on our first Histories of Whitechapel walk last Saturday, organised through the Whitechapel Gallery. We enjoyed meeting and talking with so many interesting people with diverse associations with the area. The walk started at the Whitechapel Gallery ... | Read more

Local Historians' Seminar at the Whitechapel Idea Store

On November 5th we hosted a gathering of historians at the Idea Store who are working on a range of local history interests about Whitechapel and the surrounding streets. The participants presented ideas for future research and work in progress, which gave us a fascinating afternoon of ideas ... | Read more

Whitechapel Stories

At the end of November we held a successful storytelling evening at the Greatorex Community Centre in Whitechapel. The event was hosted by Spark London, a dynamic storytelling collective, and was part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities.  We heard true stories ... | Read more

Brasenose College’s map of Whitechapel

In 1708 Brasenose College, Oxford, purchased the advowson or patronage of the parish of St Mary Matfelon, Whitechapel, from the parish of Stepney. This was confirmed by Act of Parliament in 1710 and gave the College the right to appoint Whitechapel’s rector when vacancies arose. This ... | Read more