As part of the Census 21 project in collaboration with the University of Brighton, Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage hosted a series of free webinars exploring diverse aspects of the 1921 census and our findings, with a focus on Sussex people and places.
Recordings of the webinars are now available to view on our YouTube page. Please click on the title below to access the link:
Jewish Sussex in 1921 – Wed 8th June, 10-12. Historian Dr Diana Wilkins used the newly published data from the 1921 census to share research of Jewish history in Sussex and presented the results at this session to help you use the 1921 census data to research your own topics (e.g. family history).
Suffragettes, Trailblazers, and War Widows (Women in the 1921 census) – Wed 22nd June, 10-12. Dr Diana Wilkins used the newly published data from the 1921 census to share research of women’s history in Sussex; and presented the results at this session to help you use the 1921 census data to research your own topics (e.g. family history).
Sussex 1921 – Exploring the 1921 census (Research, Resources and Case Studies) – 15th July, 10-12. This was the last of three free webinars from Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage exploring aspects of 1921 Census. This online session was again led by Dr Diana Wilkins and Lucy Daish, exploring life in 1921 Sussex. We looked at case studies of key groups and characters in Sussex at that time, along with related research tips and ideas for your own exploration into themes, families and houses during the 1920s.
Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is pleased to have partnered once more with the University of Brighton’s Centre for Memory, Narratives and Histories to deliver a series of workshops, training, schools activities, public talks and webinars on key themes around the 1921 census.
Between April and July 2022 we offered this range of free activities to explore the themes and changes from the 1921 census which is now publicly available. We looked at up to date resources and new research in a series of open, free workshops looking at topics such as housing, health, work and family and shared skills for researching houses and family history.
Find out more on our Census 1921 project page.
Main image: Monochrome photographic image showing a man on a bicycle outside a rifle range stall in Brighton. The proprietor stands at the stall. From the Local History collection c1921 – Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust Brighton & Hove