From the archives: The Ministry of Information moving into Senate House

This year’s Bloomsbury Festival (15-20 October 2013) takes a look back and forward with the University of London’s Senate House as its focus.  Built in the 1930s as the second tallest building in London (second only to St Paul’s Cathedral) Senate House soon became home to the newly established Ministry of Information at the outset… Continue reading From the archives: The Ministry of Information moving into Senate House

From the archives: The Ministry of Uncertainty

“The puzzle is that during the initial two years of war this department was roundly and widely condemned for inefficiency, for comic blunders and for irritating rather than reassuring the public. How could it be that morale was sound and yet the department responsible for it so bad?” One of the key themes for this… Continue reading From the archives: The Ministry of Uncertainty

The #BloomsburyFest 2013 interviews: Mike Falkner and Matthias Kispert, D-fuse

In the run-up to #BloomsburyFest 2013, we are sharing a series of blog posts offering a sneak peak at this year’s line-up of performances, events, talks and workshops hosted by the School of Advanced Study. In this post we introduce Mike Falkner and Matthias Kispert from D-fuse, an art collaborative working to discuss environmental issues through light and… Continue reading The #BloomsburyFest 2013 interviews: Mike Falkner and Matthias Kispert, D-fuse

Human rights, refugees and environmental issues at #BloomsburyFest 2013

“Buried deep down below the Russell Square car park in the Deller Hall is a special event put on by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies/Human Rights Consortium in collaboration with Dfuse.  Together they will be exhibiting a rather different presentation of the controversial topic of fracking and oil extraction. “ A significant thread throughout the… Continue reading Human rights, refugees and environmental issues at #BloomsburyFest 2013

From the archives: Senate House as The Ministry of Information

“Popular imaginings of the Ministry of Information in an Orwellian styled Ministry of Truth, however, doesn’t tell the real story nor necessarily represents the opinion of people about Senate House as home to war time news and propaganda.” A look to the past for BloomsburyFest 2013 This year’s Bloomsbury Festival takes a look back at… Continue reading From the archives: Senate House as The Ministry of Information