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Last Build Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:27:18 +0000

 



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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Chancellor Geoffrey Howe’s Private Office files released

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:01:26 +0000

Today we have released Geoffrey Howe’s Private Office papers from his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer, between May 1979 and June 1983.

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Newly accredited archive services

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:00:09 +0000

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services were awarded accredited status at the recent meeting of the Archive Service Accreditation Panel: Imperial War Museums The Keep The Mills Archive National Meteorological Library and Archive Nottinghamshire Archives Shropshire Archives Special Collections and Museum of English Rural Life, University […]

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Second World War British Army casualty lists available online

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:00:12 +0000

The records of more than 1.1 million British Army officers, nurses, and other ranks reported as killed in action, missing, or taken prisoner have been published online…

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Changes in the first floor reading rooms

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:56:01 +0000

During November, building works will begin on site as we construct a versatile new events space. These works will require a temporary relocation of the enquiry desk within our reading rooms, as well as a rearrangement of some of the furniture and facilities. The enquiry desk will be in its new location from Tuesday 22 […]

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Book Week Scotland 2016: Highland Archive Centre

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:14:27 +0000

This year Highland Archive Centre are combining their Explore Your Archive campaign with Book Week (Scotland). As anyone who works in an archive will know, there are thousands of interesting stories and fascinating characters hiding in repositories across the country. Highland Archive Centre have selected some documents which are particularly character/setting rich and invited local writing […]

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Archives and Records Association, Ireland

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:48:23 +0000

The annual ARA public awareness campaign ‘Explore Your Archives’ is now in its fourth year in the Ireland region. As with previous years, there has been great interest from archive services all around the island with many events planned, story boxes created, and exhibitions and newly accessible collections being launched. A tiny flavour of these […]

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Chef Bryn Williams explores recipe archives

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:00:43 +0000

Renowned Welsh chef, Bryn Williams, will be helping to kick off the Explore Your Archive campaign in Wales at Denbighshire Archives in Ruthin Gaol on Friday 18 November. Hailing from Denbigh in North Wales, Bryn Williams learnt to appreciate food and its origins from an early age. He has worked in some of the most prestigious […]

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Consultation on new vision for archives announced

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:30 +0000

Today The National Archives has announced a consultation period to co-create a new strategic vision with the archive sector. During the summer The National Archives engaged with archivists, users and partners from across the wider culture heritage sector to help shape the new vision. The next step will run from October to January and result […]

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New Artwork for the Explore Your Archive campaign

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:25:12 +0000

New artwork is available for the Explore Your Archive Campaign this year. The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association has commissioned the additional artwork, which is available in a variety of sizes and formats. These can be used across a variety of publicity, from posters to social media banners to leaflets, and we’re looking forward to seeing what […]

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Sculptures by artist Ian Kirkpatrick now on display

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:11:25 +0000

Today marked the opening of our latest exhibition, A Graphic War, here at The National Archives. Hosting seven sculptural pieces by York-based artist Ian Kirkpatrick throughout our Kew site, the high impact works will show our public space in a new light. We’ve created an interpretation trail which you can pick up upon arrival, allowing you to locate all […]

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Volunteers complete extensive WO 374 project

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:00:10 +0000

A project completed by volunteers at The National Archives has made searching for relatives who fought in the First World War easier.

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Latest MI5 files released

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:01:30 +0000

Today we have made available to the public 137 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5.

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Celebrating our volunteers

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:02:14 +0000

The National Archives celebrated the achievements of all of our dedicated volunteers with our annual volunteers event…

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Journey back to the Home Front with new online resource

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:21:05 +0000

Following a year in development, The National Archives launches its exciting new online platform, Great Wharton. The fully-responsive resource brings together the more quirky and unusual side of the British Home Front in the First World War, discoverable from a bird’s-eye perspective of the fictional town of Great Wharton. With cases taken directly from our records – including an ‘egg train’, […]

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Registration closing soon for Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2016

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:00:13 +0000

Registration is open for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference, to be held between 10-12 October 2016 at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester. Delivered jointly by The National Archives and Research Libraries UK, the conference will look at the varied and innovative ways in which archives, museums, libraries, and academia can help realise the […]

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from 1984 and 1985 released

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:14 +0000

More than 1,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) records from 1984 and 1985 are now available to view in the reading rooms at The National Archives. This release contains records from the following file series: 1984 series FCO 21 – Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Far Eastern Department: Registered Files (F and FE […]

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Archives at Night: Victorian Crime announced

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:51:05 +0000

Crime. Punishment. Corruption… On Friday 28 October, delve into the Victorian underworld at our very special Museums at Night event! Using original material from our records, discover the true stories behind some of the most high-profile Victorian criminal cases – such as Jack the Ripper, the Spanish Swindle, the trial and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde […]

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Shakespeare’s will on display in our Keeper’s Gallery

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:40:42 +0000

Until 3 September Following its display at the By Me William Shakespeare exhibition at Kings College, London and most recently at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare’s will has returned to us at The National Archives. Don’t miss your chance to see it in our Keeper’s Gallery before 3 September, when this iconic document will be […]

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Sign up for our Discovery workshops

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:59:25 +0000

Do you use Discovery, our catalogue? Can you help us make it even better? We are keen to understand how you are currently using Discovery and how you think it can be improved. We are holding a series of workshops that cater for all levels of Discovery users: whether you are a one-off user, an occasional […]

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