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Archives at Night: “Law breakers, law makers” tickets on sale now

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:42:57 +0000

Join us for a night of suffrage celebration, entertainment and… jiu jitsu! For our Archives at Night event taking place on Friday 18 May 2018, we are pulling stories from our collection that chart the course of the suffrage movement in the early 20th century: protest, militancy, and the outbreak of war on a global scale. Tickets […]

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“Suffrage Tales” film premiered last night

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:12:30 +0000

A stop-motion animation about the women’s suffrage movement created by a group of 14 teenagers using records held at The National Archives had its debut showing last night. The premiere of “Suffrage Tales” was the first time the participants and their families had seen the result of their film-making work. The teenagers – aged between […]

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New digital training scheme awarded £720,600 from Heritage Lottery Fund

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:30:34 +0000

The National Archives has been awarded £720,600 to create 24 new digital traineeships following a successful bid for National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Digital Archive Technician traineeships will be based at archive services in the UK that have been selected for their digital expertise. The programme is supported by the Archives […]

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Call for papers: DCDC18

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:39:01 +0000

The National Archives and Research Libraries UK invite submissions for this year’s Discovering Collections Discovering Communities (DCDC) conference, which will be held between 19 and 21 November at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre. The theme of DCDC18 will be ‘memory and transformation’. The conference will explore how heritage and academic organisations respond to and […]

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Suffragette City: Tickets on sale for new immersive experience

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:35:20 +0000

Suffragette City runs at the London Pavilion, Piccadilly Circus, from 8 to 25 March

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Collaborative project announced to recreate Public Record of Ireland

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:15:37 +0000

The National Archives is one of four partners supporting a ground-breaking project to digitally reconstruct the building and contents of the Public Record Office of Ireland, destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts complex at the outset of the Irish Civil War. The project, ‘Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury’, was launched today at an […]

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National Theatre is 100th archive to receive accreditation

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:27:05 +0000

Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James presented the National Theatre Archive with their accreditation certificate on Friday 2 February 2018, making them the 100th service to achieve Accreditation, and the first theatre. On awarding the certificate, Jeff James said, “In assessing the National Theatre’s Archive, the Accreditation panel were hugely impressed […]

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Suffrage 100 web portal goes live

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:08:51 +0000

We are launching a dedicated Suffrage 100 web portal to mark 100 years since some of the first women were given the vote. This year we are hosting a variety of events to mark the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. Our Suffrage 100 season is part of the nationwide Vote 100 campaign. […]

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Archives Revealed: Wolfson Foundation announces support for cataloguing programme

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:42:43 +0000

Independent charity the Wolfson Foundation has offered £225,000 in support of Archives Revealed

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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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