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.

Black Liberation in the Age of Trump: Wednesday 15 January

Happy New Year to You!

Temporary Closure of George Padmore Institute: 20 December 2019-5 January 2020

We will be closing the George Padmore Institute from Friday 20 December 2019. We will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020. 

Join Us 5 December

Join us on 5 December when our annual fundraiser focuses on the man after whom we are named​ ​with The Padmore Tradition in Pan-Africanism.

George Padmore was born in Trinidad in 1903 and died in London in 1959. He was a leading advocate of the growth 20th century Pan-Africanism and emancipation from colonialism.

Annual Christmas Fundraiser: The Padmore Tradition in Pan-Africanism

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the death of George Padmore.

​Join us on 5 December when our annual fundraiser focuses on the man after whom we are named​ ​with The Padmore Tradition in Pan-Africanism.

George Padmore was born in Trinidad in 1903 and died in London in 1959. He was a leading advocate of the growth 20th century Pan-Africanism and emancipation from colonialism.

A statement from the Chair on the death of Ian Macdonald

It is with deep regret and sadness that the Trustees of the George Padmore Institute 

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