Explore justice at Bishopsgate Institute with a free afternoon run by INQUEST. Started by families in 1981, INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state related deaths in the UK. To mark our 40th anniversary, INQUEST is depositing its archive at the Bishopsgate Institute. An archive in progress, come and see what’s already part of Bishopsgate’s collection, from posters and campaign flyers to abolitionist magazines and press cuttings. 


Time Activity Who
12 - 1.30pm Banner making Families only
1.30 - 4pm  Archive display and contributions All welcome
2.30 - 3.30pm In Conversation: Celia Stubbs and Marcia Rigg All welcome
4pm Event ends


  • Explore displays of photographs, magazines and ephemera from the world-renowned Bishopsgate Institute archives & special collections (INQUEST archive and connected archives e.g., Clean Break, Bernie Grant Archive)
  • In Conversation: Celia Stubbs (Family Campaigner) and Marcia Rigg (Family Campaigner) chaired by Naomi Oppenheim (Heritage Project Coordinator, INQUEST)
  • Contribute to the INQUEST archive. Bring along materials to donate or write down a memory to add to the archive
  • Create a square commemorating your loved one to add to the INQUEST 40th family banner (please note that this activity is for families who have engaged with INQUEST at any point over the past four decades, and their relatives and friends)

Practical information

  • Please note that from 12 - 1.30pm the event is for INQUEST family members only, we open to the general public at 1.30pm. 
  • Tickets are free but we encourage advance booking as there are a limited number available
  • This event is designed for anyone to attend. Whether you’re a family who has been supported by INQUEST, one of our supporters, a history enthusiast, budding activist or simply curious to learn about INQUEST, we hope to see you there.
  • Families members attending please get in touch with us directly at heritage@inquest.org.uk to arrange travel if needed.

Booking for this event has now closed.