Kelly Foster

Kelly Foster

Kelly Foster is a public historian and London Blue Badge Guide specialising in Black histories, social and women's history of London. She uses oral histories and archival research to deliver tours that delve into the social history of London's neighbourhoods.

She works with both visitors and residents alike to give a deeper, more inclusive understanding of London's past and the ever-changing 21st century city. She regularly works with: Black Cultural Archives, Transport for London, the British Library, Black History WalksLambeth Archives and London Walks.

Kelly has worked with community/independent archives in London for over 15 years and is a founding member of TRANSMISSION, a collective of archivists and historians of African descent.

She is also a knowledge equity advocate working in the the open knowledge movement. She is the chapter lead for Creative Commons UK and founding organiser of AfroCROWD UK, an initiative to encourage more people of African heritage to contribute to Wikipedia and it’s sister projects.

Recent projects having included working with the Institute of Historical Research, Berlin Institute for Health and the Wellcome Collection.

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

London Multicultural Tour

Victoria & Albert Museum Tour

Tate Britain Tour

National Portrait Gallery Tour

British Museum Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 4th of December, 2019

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