We will be back…

Elaine Walters, IHR Administrator discusses her thoughts and feelings about the IHR temporary relocation and its eventual return to the North Block of Senate House   Although we had actually been planning the IHR move for months, I don’t think I actually ever thought...

A new (but familiar) home for IHR Digital/Publications

The IHR Publications team (now including IHR Digital) has never been located in one place. At our most dispersed we were divided over four floors, from the old IHR basement to the third floor. For all but the most health conscious this involved considerable use of the...

IHR Relocating: Some thoughts

Matt Phillpott IHR History SPOT Project Officer   Today will be the last time that I step into my 3rdfloor office in its current form.  Soon I will be in new digs along with the rest of the Institute elsewhere in Senate House.  As I look at all the crates filled with...

The Institute on the move

The 1930s and early 1940s saw the IHR relocated several times. In the summer of 1938, the IHR finally moved into the new Senate House building, although not yet into the space that it occupies today. In the early years of its tenancy, it was located on the third floor...

The crisis of 1926

In 1926 the government proposed to sell back to the original vendors, the Bedford trustees, the entire Bloomsbury site which had been set aside for a range of new University of London buildings. The IHR was given notice to quit and a vigorous press campaign followed....