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Bridging the Digital Gap project secures funding

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:46:50 +0000

The National Archives has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to make a first step towards expanding digital expertise across the archive sector. Awarded as part of the HLF’s Skills for the Future programme, this initial, Development Funding (£28,700) will help create a training plan in digital archival skills and […]

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Domesday loan to Lincoln Castle

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:08:03 +0000

One of the earliest surviving public records – Domesday Book – will be loaned to Lincoln Castle as part of a major exhibition for 2017. The iconic document was commissioned in 1086 by William the Conqueror following his successful invasion 20 years earlier. Domesday gave the king a picture of his realm by recording the taxable […]

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Software Developer Higher Apprenticeship: applications open

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:43:22 +0000

We have an exciting opportunity for anyone who is looking to develop their skills at one of the world’s leading digital archives.

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Our fees are changing from 1 April 2017

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:07:14 +0000

From 1 April 2017 the fees that we charge for research, paper and digital copies of our records, and some other services, will change. We are allowed to charge for the statutory services that we are obliged to provide under the Public Records Act (1958). We are not permitted to make a profit on these […]

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Changes in the first floor reading rooms

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:00:01 +0000

Please be aware that building works are currently taking place on site: we are constructing a versatile new events space on the first floor. These works are scheduled to be completed in mid-May 2017. To allow the works to take place, we have relocated the enquiry desk within our reading rooms and rearranged some of the furniture […]

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Queer City project exploring LGBTQ+ heritage now open

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:01:09 +0000

Queer City: London Club Culture 1918-1967 opens today in London with a month of tours, entertainment, talks and performances inspired by documents held by The National Archives.

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Works in visitors’ car park

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:42:13 +0000

Due to essential electrical works, there will be reduced capacity in our car park from Monday 6 March for two weeks.

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OUTing the Past 2017: A resounding success

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:05:55 +0000

On Saturday 11 February, we were proud to host an OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival event, exploring LGBTQ+ history that can be found in our collection and beyond. As one of the national hubs for OUTing the Past, and in the year that sees the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the […]

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Leadership award for The National Archives director

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:42:12 +0000

Last night at an award ceremony at Guildhall in London, Carol Tullo, Director of Information Policy and Services won the Whitehall and Industry Group’s (WIG) inaugural Leadership Impact Award. This new award recognises the work that WIG alumni do in the field of leadership and cross-sector learning and celebrates the impact leadership development has on organisations and […]

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Call for papers for DCDC17

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:41 +0000

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to announce the call for papers for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference to be held between 27 and 29 November at the Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester. The conference will bring together colleagues from across the heritage, library, and academic sectors, in a vibrant and inclusive […]

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Archives at Night: Taking you back to the 1960s

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:51:04 +0000

Culture. Revolution. Scandal… Archives at Night returns with a splash as we invite you to take a trip back to the 1960s! A decade that defined a generation, the sixties in Britain brought us everything from Beatlemania to miniskirts. Yet it was also a time of acute political unrest that saw the destruction of traditional social […]

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Call for papers: Reformation on the record

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:23:10 +0000

We are calling for papers on Reformation research that has been conducted using records from The National Archives, for presentation at a two-day conference, taking place in November 2017. Submission deadline: 30 April 2017 Conference dates: 3 and 4 November 2017 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, with the […]

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LGBTQ+ project to recreate ‘London’s most bohemian rendezvous’

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:45:10 +0000

Today we can announce an exciting project to recreate a bohemian 1930s queer club at a venue on the fringes of Soho and Covent Garden, in collaboration with the National Trust. ‘Queer City: London Club Culture 1918-1967’ will recreate the capital’s ‘most bohemian rendezvous’, The Caravan, at almost the exact location of the original club. […]

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A Year in Archives 2016

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:18:26 +0000

A Year in Archives 2016 showcases how the archives sector brims with innovative and creative projects. By working together, archives are finding new ways to demonstrate the uniqueness of their collections, through engaging with existing and new audiences. We would like to thank all of those who have contributed to helping illustrate how archives across […]

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We are participating in OUTing the Past 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:17:06 +0000

This year, The National Archives is proud to be one of the national hubs for the OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the theme for this year’s festival is ‘Law, Citizenship and PSHE’. We are delighted to invite a range of speakers to […]

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Prime Minister’s papers from 1989 and 1990 released

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:01:51 +0000

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office spanning the eventful years of 1989 and 1990. The newly released files shed light on a range of subjects both at home and abroad, and end with the resignation of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The files are available to view in the public […]

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Prime Minister’s office files (PREM) – 1989-90

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:01:10 +0000

Prime Minister Personal correspondence with Princess Margaret Catalogue reference: PREM 19/2577 Date range: 9 January 1980 – 7 February 1980 This file contains two letters: a photocopy of one from Thatcher to Princess Margaret; and an original, handwritten letter from Princess Margaret to Thatcher, on Kensington Palace headed paper. The letters discuss both writers’ visits […]

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Two successes in Digital Preservation Awards

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:25:54 +0000

The National Archives celebrated two successes at the Digital Preservation Awards ceremony at the Wellcome Collection on Wednesday evening.

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Discover 100 years of Cabinet Office history

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:41:46 +0000

In 100 years of Cabinet Office records, some of the most important moments in British history have been captured in fascinating and revealing detail. Visit our new online resource to explore the Cabinet story. December 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Lloyd George’s premiership and the first ever official and systematic record of Cabinet proceedings. From […]

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