Exploring the past, changing the present

image shows architectural plan for the top of a roof

Moving towards our exhibition at MShed, with help from various organisations in Bristol Grace discusses how an exploration of deaf and disabled lives in the past can positively affect the present.

The long view

Statue of the sphinx surrounded by trees in Chiswich House Gardens

A snapshot of some landmarks in the lives of deaf and disabled people across the world since the 13th century – from oppression to work, education and choice about where to live.

Our evacuation diary, 1939

the first page of the diary written in blue ink

Ann, a volunteer researcher in Liverpool, shares excerpts from a handwritten diary that was kept by students of the Royal School for the Blind, Liverpool upon their evacuation in 1939.