Connections: Hidden British Histories

A project that documents the history and experiences of Asian, Black and Jewish people in modern Britain and the interaction between these groups.

In 1998 the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE), the Asian-Black-Jewish Forum and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at Southampton University initiated a major history project, looking at the hidden histories of Asian, Black and Jewish immigrants to Britain and their comparative experiences.

The result of that project is the Connections website and a colourful and dynamic 24 panel travelling exhibition (particularly aimed at young people aged 11 - 14 but suitable for all), supporting teaching materials, activity sheets and an ineractive CD-ROM. Education consultation and participation in our outreach programme is also offered. The exhibition is available to hire free of charge for schools, small musuems, libraries and community centres but is now fully booked until September 2007.

Venue Type:


Collection details

Social History, World Cultures

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Activity sheet to accompany exhibition

Specially designed for 11 to 14 year olds the activity guide enhances enjoyment of the exhibition for young people. There are 10 questions which encourage them to think about various issues including why immigrants came to Britain andd the contributions to society they have made.

How to obtain

By emailing, phoning or writing to the project manager

Connecitons CD-ROM

An interactive CD-ROM with lots of games based on the exhibtion and website to enhance the learning experience. Particularly for 11 - 14 year olds.



How to obtain

Free of charge - by emailing, phoning or writing to project manager.

Outreach Pack - making the most of the exhibition

A 3 part document with ideas to help hosts enhance the experience of having the exhibition by bringing people together from different communities - through music, art, film, storytelling, food, writing, creating your own companion exhibition, researching your own family history and the history of your home and so on. Alos contains myths and facts about immigrants and asylum seekers, suggested reading and useful websites.

Teachers' activity guide

Resource to help teachers make the most of their time hosting the exhibtion or preparation before taking their pupils to see it at an other venue. Lots of ideas on related issues to think about and suggestions for a range of activities in the classroom. Suitable for key stage 3.


  • English only

How to obtain

By emailing, phoning or writing to the project manager

Connections: Hidden British Histories
c/o The Connections Exhibition
PO Box 42745
Greater London
N2 0YW




07981 169932

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