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Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:05:54 +0000

 



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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Opening up our House

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:00:33 +0000

Today, Saturday 16 September, we are participating in Open House London. The event will mark 40 years since The National Archives opened at the Kew site. Our Brutalist building is one of the few post-War modern masterpieces in the borough of Richmond participating in Open House London. Visitors can take part in a site tour […]

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The National Archives and Research Libraries UK renew their strategic partnership

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:51 +0000

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to announce the renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding up to 2020. First signed in October 2014, The National Archives’ previous Memorandum of Understanding with RLUK delivered new sector guidance and joint research, and established the highly-successfully Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference series. The new MoU will embed and strengthen this relationship, providing […]

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Funding for local authority archives for taking in public records

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:08:10 +0000

Today The National Archives announces £660,000 of ‘New Burdens’ funding to 60 local authority archive services for taking in over 2000 metres of public records for permanent preservation last year under the 20-year rule programme. In 2015 legislative changes introduced a new 20-year transfer point for public record transfers to local archives appointed as ‘places […]

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President of Madagascar visits The National Archives

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:47:56 +0000

On Tuesday 5 September, The National Archives hosted a visit by the President of Madagascar, His Excellency Hery Rajaonarimampianina, and his senior ministers. They were accompanied by Timothy Smart, HM Ambassador to Madagascar and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Madagascar. The President viewed the 1817 Treaty between Great Britain and Madagascar, more commonly referred to […]

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The National Archives and Jisc sign a new agreement

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:53:46 +0000

The National Archives and Jisc will work together to support collection discoverability, digital skills, and joint research.

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Postgraduate training programme for 2017-18 launched

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:11:07 +0000

We are pleased to announce the launch of our postgraduate archival skills training programme (PAST) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Joint project with UAE to create new website

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:08:29 +0000

On Monday, we hosted a delegation from the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who were here to sign a digitisation contract with us to make information regarding the UAE and other Gulf States more accessible for the first time. Our Chief Executive and Keeper, Jeff James, signed the contract along with HE […]

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Advisory Council seeks new members

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:30:11 +0000

The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives is looking to appoint eight new members. The Council advises the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on records and archival matters – in particular, access to historical information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and the Public Records Act, and on policy […]

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New resource for A level students: Protest and Democracy 1818-1820

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:31:25 +0000

‘From all the inquiries we can make, there appears to be five or six dead — as many mortally wounded, and not less than 300 severely and slightly wounded. The tragic relation is much heightened from the universal conviction, that all the blood which has been spilled, has been most wantonly and unnecessarily spilled.’ Manchester […]

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Booking now open for our ‘Reformation on the Record’ conference

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:32 +0000

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in England, with the promulgation of Martin Luther’s 95 theses. On 3 and 4 November 2017 we are running ‘Reformation on the Record’ – a two-day conference that brings together research using original records of Church and State from our collection to explore this […]

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Newly Accredited Archive Services

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:09 +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: Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre Birmingham Archives and Collections Archives and Cornish Studies Service Denbighshire Archive Service Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies Historic Environment Scotland Kingston University Archives and Special […]

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Files released: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:01:30 +0000

Today, more than 2,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office records have been released. This joint release covers a wide range of subjects and dates. The Cabinet Office files are predominantly from 1991 (CAB and PREM) when John Major entered Downing Street, with some previously retained files from Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister. […]

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Read our annual report and accounts 2016-17

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:01:32 +0000

The fourteenth annual report and accounts for The National Archives are now available online, where you can read about our highlights during 2016-17. This year’s annual report also marks the halfway mark of achievements for Archives Inspire, our ambitious, audience-focused strategy. Read more in the full report.

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See Jane Austen’s original will

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:30:56 +0000

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, we are showcasing her original will in the Keeper’s Gallery, our on-site museum.

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King’s Summer Weekend with The National Archives

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 14:25:00 +0000

Family History: Practical Techniques and Historical Insight Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August 2017 This is a course run jointly by The National Archives and King’s College, London. The course is for those who have begun investigating their family history and will help them take the next step and delve further into available records. […]

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Manorial Documents Register for Northamptonshire now available online

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:05:14 +0000

The Northamptonshire section of the Manorial Documents Register has been made available online, via Discovery, following a two year project. The project was delivered by The National Archives, in association with Northamptonshire Archives, with funding from the Federation of Family History Societies. The Northamptonshire project benefits researchers worldwide by enabling them to search for manorial records by […]

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New resource for A level students: Protest and Democracy 1816-1818

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:52:09 +0000

Then Englishmen who were never Born to be Slaves, arise from your slumber and throw off the Yoke of Tyranny and Oppression… by Firmness and Intrepidity the English Nation will be brought back to its former Glorious Condition. On that truly happy event Let us like Britons come forward from the East, West, North, and […]

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New resource for A level and GCSE students: investigate Richard II

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:17:05 +0000

… false traitors to and enemies of the king and kingdom, perceiving the tender age of our said lord the king and the innocence of his royal person, so caused him to believe many falsities devised and plotted by them against loyalty and good faith, that they caused him to devote his affection, firm faith, […]

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New dining offer at The National Archives

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:13 +0000

We are working in partnership with BaxterStorey to provide an exciting new dining offer from Saturday 1 July 2017. There will be an extensive new menu using fresh British produce, catering for different tastes and dietary requirements. BaxterStorey will introduce some exciting new offerings that have proved popular at other cultural and public destinations. Their range includes […]

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