George Padmore Institute

George Padmore Institute

Charity information

George Padmore Institute

The George Padmore Institute (GPI) is an archive, educational research & information centre housing materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African & Asian descent in the UK & Europe.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    The GPI was set up in 1991 by a group of people connected with New Beacon Books, Britain's first black publisher and bookshop. Since being established in 1966 New Beacon Books, led by its founder John La Rose, has worked closely with and supported many educational, cultural and political initiatives in the black community and wider society in Britain and abroad.

    GPI's mission is to make this history available to future generations.

    We do this through organising and maintaining:

    1. An archive, library, educational resource, research and information centre, to allow the materials in its care to be available for use by interested individuals and groups, both in person at the GPI and through the use of modern storage, retrieval and communication methods;

    2. Educational and cultural activities including conferences, courses, seminars, study programmes, talks and readings;
    the publication and dissemination of relevant materials.

  • Aims

    George Padmore Institute aims to:

    • Provide archive, library, educational resource, research and information centre, to allow the materials in GPI's care to be available for use by interested individuals and groups.
    • Provide educational and cultural activities including conferences, courses, seminars, study programmes, talks and readings; the publication and dissemination of relevant materials.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1003001

    Board members: 15

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 020 7272 8915

    Address: 76 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EN

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