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Last Build Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:58:39 +0000

 



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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Graphic ebook on the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:36:08 +0000

Sixth form students used documents from the time of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries to inspire The National Archives’ first graphic ebook. With the kind support of the Friends of The National Archives, this ebook is now available online. It was part of the ‘Piety, Plunder and Protest’ project which saw history meet art under the […]

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‘Loyalty and Dissent’ – our new classroom resource on Indian soldiers in the First World War

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:58:33 +0000

You are the descendants of men who have been mighty rulers and great warriors for many centuries. You will never forget this! You will recall the glories of your race. Hindu and Mahomedan will be fighting side by side with British soldiers and our gallant French allies. You will be helping to make history. You […]

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The National Archives celebrates the achievements of archive trainees

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:41:56 +0000

Today at The National Archives the achievements of 12 archive trainees were celebrated. They formed the final cohort of the Transforming Archives programme. Transforming Archives is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future programme, which has provided 37 paid traineeships for people new to the archive sector between 2014 and 2017 […]

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New classroom resource for Key Stages 3 and 4: The Holocaust

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:28:05 +0000

There is no doubt in my mind that we are in the presence of one of the greatest and most horrible crimes ever committed. Winston Churchill, July 1944 In unleashing the Second World War, the Nazi regime was responsible for the deaths of around 50 million people, including civilians and soldiers. The Nazis and their […]

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Archives at Night: Cabinet of Curiosities programme announced

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:14:10 +0000

An essential part of any self-respecting Edwardian antiquarian’s home, a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, or ‘Wonder Room’, contained their collection of unusual and extraordinary items. For one night only, as part of Museums at Night, we will open our own Edwardian Cabinet of Curiosities. Delve into our records charting the popularity of Egyptology and fascination with all […]

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Discovery unavailable 08:00-10:00 on 25 September

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:47:31 +0000

Discovery, our catalogue, will be unavailable from 08:00 to 10:00 on Monday 25 September.

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