The George Padmore Institute


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The George Padmore Institute is an archive, educational research and information centre housing materials relating mainly to communities of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and continental Europe. Its aims are to organise and sustain:

• an archive, library, educational resource, research and information centre, to allow the materials in its care to be available for use by interested individuals and groups, both in
person at the institute and through the use of modern storage, retrieval and communication methods;

• educational and cultural activities including conferences, courses, seminars, study
programmes, talks and readings;

• the publication and dissemination of relevant materials.

The institute was set up in 1991 by a group of people connected with New Beacon Books, Britain’s first black publisher and bookshop. Since its establishment in 1966, New Beacon Books, led by its founder John La Rose, has worked closely with and supported many educational, cultural and political initiatives in the Black community and wider society in Britain and abroad.

The institute is located above New Beacon Books, at 76 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, N4 3EN. Appointments may be made to visit the institute to carry out research, or simply to have a look at materials that may be of interest, by calling 020 7272 8915 between 10.30am and 4pm or sending an email to info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org. You may also visit the website at www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org.