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.

Job Opportunities: Citizens of a Common Future Project

Thanks to Resilient Heritage funding, made possible by National Lottery players, we are able to offer 2 job opportunities for our new project Citizens of a Common Future: forward steps for the George Padmore Institute. 
For further details, please visit our Job Opportunities page. Closing date for both applications: 8 September 2017. Any other enquiries to

Temporary Closure of George Padmore Institute from 4-20 August 2017


We will be closing the GPI search room and office from

Friday 4 August and will reopen on Monday 21 August.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused during this period.

If you wish to book research appointments for the week of 21 August, please contact us prior to 4 August.



Citizens of a Common Future

George Padmore Institute – Press Statement


The Trustees of the George Padmore Institute are delighted to announce that Resilient Heritage funding, made possible by National Lottery players, has been granted for their one-year Citizens of a Common Future project.

Launch of New Beacon Website

The New Beacon Developmemt Group have launched their new website. Visit for all book orders and to browse publications.

Follow the latest news and updates as the shop undergoes refurbishment over the coming month. Please note that the shop is closed temporarily.

Use the link (see left margin on this page) to navigate between the two websites.

GPI's First Poet-in-Residence Jay Bernard Live at the Roundhouse

Three GPI trustees (Sharmilla Beezmohun, Pat Harris and Sarah White) were delighted to experience Jay Bernard’s one woman show at the Roundhouse at the beginning of last month – 3 June.


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