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Beyond Medicine

Beyond Medicine explores the a social history about pandemics, and women’s role within them. During any pandemic, stories of doctors and nurses battling on the frontline are numerous. What happens more quietly in communities is less well documented. Yet in March 2020, people clearly mobilised across the country to support their neighbours. In many cases, those leaping into action were women. We are currently digging through archives and recording interviews. The stories we collect will be available from the end of 2022 onwards.

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Women activists of East London

Since 2015, we have been exploring the history of women-led activism in the East London boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have developed a walking tour app, online exhibition, podcast and more. We continue to work to share this important heritage to inspire the next generation of women and girls in demanding equality.

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From Poland to Walthamstow: a story of migration

Exploring Polish migration to Walthamstow, from the mid to late 1800s to the present day. Working alongside local volunteers we collected memories and handed-down stories to upload on a specially designed website. The project culminated in an exhibition featuring photos, films and more. From Poland to Walthamstow is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Conductive Cushions

As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we brought together 10 mothers and their daughters to explore the theme of inspiring women. As well as sharing stories of who inspired them in their daily lives, the families learnt about wearable tech. Integrating traditional needlework with the latest technology they then created a collection of conductive cushions. The cushions were displayed in a month long exhibition at Gnome House in Walthamstow.