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Last Build Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:16:18 +0000

 



Students time-travel in our new SEN workshop

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:00:08 +0000

Today the Education team is proud to welcome students from Clarendon School, Hampton, on site: they are the first participants in our new special educational needs (SEN) workshop, ‘Treasures of The National Archives’. In this workshop, students explore a few of the unique documents from our collection, finding out how we can use them to learn […]

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New KS4 classroom resource: Framlingham Castle

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:37:52 +0000

Times were turbulent at Framlingham Castle during the middle ages. In 1157, it was confiscated from the powerful Bigod family by King Henry II. The castle remained in his possession until 1165 when the Bigods paid a huge sum of money to regain it. Ten years later, following their rebellion against the crown, Henry ordered […]

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New KS4 classroom resource: Medieval castles

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:19:05 +0000

We have published a new classroom resource for Key Stage 4. ‘Medieval castles‘ enables students to consider the function, status and significance of these structures. The castle as we know it today was introduced into England in 1066 during the Norman invasion. Initially, they were primarily military fortifications for defending conquered territories. Later they would serve as […]

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Celebrating our volunteers

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:19:01 +0000

We wanted to say thank you for the significant amount of time that our volunteers freely give and the enormous contribution they make. Volunteers are invaluable to the work we do here. Caroline Ottaway-Searle, Director of Public Engagement This week we held our first annual event to celebrate of the achievements of our volunteers, who […]

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‘Somme Tales’ wins international media award

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:03:08 +0000

‘Somme Tales’, a multimedia education project by The National Archives in which a stop-motion animation was made by 16- to 19-year-olds, yesterday won a MEDEA Award after being selected from over 100 entries. The win was announced in a virtual web ceremony streamed from Brussels. The competition aims to encourage innovation and good practice in the […]

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Latest MI5 files released

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 23:02:38 +0000

Today we have made available to the public 24 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5. The records cover a range of subjects and span the interwar years, Second World War and post-war era up to the mid 1960s. Personal files include individuals classed as Second World War German intelligence agents, Soviet […]

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Archives at Night – programme now available

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:51:19 +0000

Culture. Revolution. Scandal. Archives at Night returns with a splash as we invite you to take a trip back to the 1960s on Friday, 19 May. We are delighted to announce the programme for the evening. Talks will include: Sex, Spies and Scandal: the Profumo Affair, exploring one of the greatest political scandals of the […]

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Archives Unlocked vision launched at the Southbank Centre

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:44:31 +0000

The National Archives has today launched a vision and action plan to help archives work to secure their future through digital transformation, investing in new workforce skills, and encouraging innovation.

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DCDC17 call for papers: one month to go

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:16:37 +0000

There is just over one month left to submit an abstract for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference.

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Committee announces newly Accredited Archive Services

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:30:30 +0000

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded accredited status following a recent Accreditation Panel: Archifau Ynys Môn/Anglesey Archives Berkshire Record Office London Borough of Croydon Archives History of Advertising Trust Hull History Centre Plymouth and West Devon Record Office Royal College of Nursing Library and […]

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Nazi persecution claim case files released

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:18:36 +0000

Today The National Archives releases the final batch of records outlining claims for financial assistance submitted in the mid-1960s by UK victims of Nazi persecution, or their family members if deceased. Around 4,000 of these Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) documents are now held at The National Archives after being released in four tranches between […]

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Changes to visitor car park opening times

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:29:35 +0000

From Monday 27 March, our visitor car park will open at 08:30 each morning, Monday to Saturday. We are making this change so we can maximise parking availability for visitors to The National Archives.

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Seeking new delegates for the User Advisory Group

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:26:40 +0000

Would you like to represent the views of archive users and help to improve The National Archive’s services? If you are a regular archive user then we would love to hear from you. We are seeking four new voluntary representatives to join our User Advisory Group (UAG). The User Advisory Group aims to give people […]

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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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