The George Padmore Institute is an archive, educational resource and research centre housing materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and continental Europe.

Founded in 1991, we are based in North London where we often hold educational and cultural activities including talks and readings. We also publish relevant materials and are making our archives accessible to the general public.

An Evening With Lloyd Bradley

New Beacon Books and the George Padmore Institute present their second joint event for 2014: An Evening With Lloyd Bradley on Thursday 10th April.

Bradley will be reading from and discussing his current book 'Sounds Like London 100 Years of Black Music In The Capital'. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed, best-selling 'Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King'. New Beacon Books and the George Padmore Institute look forward to seeing you at this stimulating evening.

 

Book Launch

New Beacon Books and the George Padmore Institute present their first joint event for 2014: a Celebration and Reading with Tabish Khair of his new novel published by Corsair- HOW TO FIGHT ISLAMIST TERROR FROM THE MISSIONARY POSITION

This event takes place on Friday 21st March at 7.00pm at the GPI 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN (nearest station Finsbury Park - Underground and British Rail).

UCL Bursary Scheme: MA Latin American Studies

If you are interested in undertaking a full time MA in Latin American Studies at UCL and wish to apply for one of two bursaries available (fees plus living allowance) please follow this link for further details:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/ia-news/gss

 

In Celebration of the Life of Jessica Huntley

In Celebration of the Life of Jessica Huntley

By Michael La Rose, Chair of the George Padmore Institute

As Chair of the George Padmore Institute, I would like, on behalf of all the people around the GPI, New Beacon Books and the International Book Fair family, to send our heartfelt condolences and pledge our support to Eric, Chauncey and Accabre and the entire Huntley family, on the passing of Jessica Huntley. 

The Passing of Jessica Huntley, 1927-2013

The GPI notes with great sadness the recent passing of Jessica Huntley on Sunday, 13 October 2013, at the age of 86. 

We give thanks for a life lived with activism, commitment, love and meaning and extend our condolences to Eric, her husband of 60 years and their children and grandchildren. 

Please see the tributes below.

Tribute by Professor Gus John:

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