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.

COVID-19 Update: Re-opening of GPI

COVID-19 UPDATE: Re-opening of GPI

The GPI is planning to re-open to researchers in a phased way from 18 August 2020. We will review the situation every 2 weeks.

Access will be on Tues-Thurs by prior appointment only, subject to availability. Please make your appointment at least 2 weeks in advance.

New GPI Web Page: Essays and Articles

We have developed a new page to bring you contemporary essays and articles which may be of interest to those exploring archives. We begin with an essay by Kolya Abramsky, GPI Assistant Archivist (writing in a personal capacity):

The National Lottery 'Wall of Fame' Features GPI

The GPI is featured in this month's 'Wall of Fame' in 'The National Lottery Good Causes' newsletter. 

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Linton Kwesi Johnson wins PEN Pinter Prize 2020


A Collection Preview *290620*

Here at the GPI there are collections less well known than others while being significant to specific lines of research.

With this in mind and starting today, every six weeks we'll share small pictorial previews of what's in-house.


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