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Shakespeare documents recognised by UNESCO International Memory of the World Programme

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:39:49 +0000

UNESCO’s International Memory of the World programme has added 90 ‘Shakespeare Documents’ to their register

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Prime Minister’s office files (PREM) – 1992

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 01:10:09 +0000

Cars Use of Government Car Service; part 2 Catalogue reference: PREM 19/3232 Date range: 1989-1991 This file relates to the use of the Government Car Service (GCS) and Number 10 Cars by Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, their spouses, Number 10 Private Office staff, as well as use of government cars by ministers and […]

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Prime Minister’s Papers from 1992 released

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 01:05:07 +0000

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office predominantly covering the year of 1992, and also a selection of files from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The newly released Cabinet Office files (CAB and PREM) shed light on a range of subjects both at home and abroad under John Major’s leadership. […]

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Joint project awarded over £800,000

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:50:38 +0000

The National Archives and the University of Leicester have been awarded a grant of £820,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to undertake a three year research project examining poverty across England and Wales in Victorian times. The project, In Their Own Write: Contesting the New Poor law 1834-1900 will begin in early 2018. […]

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Closure of the Information Fair Trader Scheme announced

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 14:07:08 +0000

The National Archives has announced the closure of the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS). Since the first government information trader was accredited to the Scheme in 2003, IFTS has set and assessed standards for public sector information traders through a programme of regular accreditation assessments of the major information traders, including Ordnance Survey, the Met […]

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Closures over Christmas and the New Year

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:08:59 +0000

We will be closed from Saturday 23 December to Wednesday 27 December, and from Saturday 30 December to Monday 1 January inclusive. Find more information about our opening times and closure dates on our Visit us pages. For information about public transport in the festive period, visit the Transport for London website.

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Citation Capture research project announced

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:56:55 +0000

The National Archives, Research Libraries and Jisc are launching a major new research project on academic practice in the citation of UDC repositories.

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Booking now open for ‘There will be wings’ conference

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:10:43 +0000

On 2 March 2018, The National Archives is hosting ‘There will be wings: the First World War origins of the RAF’ – a one-day conference to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. This event, which will explore the fascinating history of the formation of this specialist service, is being delivered in partnership with […]

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Changes to records details pages in Discovery

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:13:59 +0000

Recently we carried out a user research project on Discovery, our catalogue, which identified a number of issues and themes for us to explore further. We were fortunate to get lots of feedback: in total, 1,853 people gave their views and opinions via a number of different channels: user workshops survey web page questionnaire user testing one-to-one […]

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Latest MI5 files released

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:12:00 +0000

Today we have made available to the public 64 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5.

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A Year in Archives 2017

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:15:27 +0000

Today, The National Archives launches A Year in Archives 2017: a publication showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of the archive sector

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New classroom resources for GCSE English Language: People and Places

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:37:53 +0000

We have created new classroom resources of photographs to support students in descriptive and creative writing.

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Newly Accredited Archive Services

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:00:09 +0000

There are now 104 archive services that have achieved Archive Service Accreditation: see the latest cohort.

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Call for papers: Fragmentary Lives

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:15:58 +0000

Inviting submissions for papers for a conference on 9 June 2018 exploring the documentation of personal experience.

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Archives Revealed: New funding programme to support cataloguing of archive collections

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:30:21 +0000

Today The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust announce the launch of Archives Revealed, a funding programme to support the cataloguing of archive collections. This funding will support archive services across the UK to make their uncatalogued archive collections accessible and available to all. Archives Revealed offers two kinds of support. Cataloguing grants of up […]

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Changes to self-service copying facilities from 11 December 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:12:14 +0000

From 11 December 2017, The National Archives will no longer provide self-service printing facilities or camera stations for users onsite. You will still be able to obtain copies of documents. For original documents, you are welcome to bring in your camera, phone or other device to take images (please note that devices that illuminate or physically touch a […]

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Changes to document ordering hours from 1 January 2018

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:20:16 +0000

From 1 January 2018, we will change our document ordering hours for visitors to our reading rooms. From this date, document ordering will begin at 09:30 and finish at 16:00 every day we are open to the public. If you advance order documents before your visit – or if you have reserved documents from a […]

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Keeper to lead international forum

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:54:15 +0000

Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, has accepted an invitation to head up an international forum for national archivists.

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Large luggage and bags not permitted inside The National Archives

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:16:25 +0000

With effect from 14 November 2017, large suitcases, bags and other items that are too big to fit into our lockers will not be allowed into our building. This change is being introduced for safety and security reasons, and is in line with arrangements at similar institutions across London. Our lockers can accommodate items with […]

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