History & Archives

Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) was established in 1841 and is the earliest of the major charitable bodies concerned with the welfare of deaf people now operating in England.
Click here to read part one and part two of RAD’s history.

You can also find more about RAD’s history in this article by the late Arthur Dimmock, Deaf writer, journalist and historian

A Brief History of RAD


RAD’s archives are stored at the London Metropolitan Archives and are open for public viewing. You will find more details at the LMA Website.