Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:27 +0000
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:42:12 +0000
Last night at an award ceremony at Guildhall in London, Carol Tullo, Director of Information Policy and Services won the Whitehall and Industry Group’s (WIG) inaugural Leadership Impact Award. This new award recognises the work that WIG alumni do in the field of leadership and cross-sector learning and celebrates the impact leadership development has on organisations and […]
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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:41 +0000
The National Archives and Research Libraries UK are delighted to announce the call for papers for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference to be held between 27 and 29 November at the Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester. The conference will bring together colleagues from across the heritage, library, and academic sectors, in a vibrant and inclusive […]
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:51:04 +0000
Culture. Revolution. Scandal… Archives at Night returns with a splash as we invite you to take a trip back to the 1960s! A decade that defined a generation, the sixties in Britain brought us everything from Beatlemania to miniskirts. Yet it was also a time of acute political unrest that saw the destruction of traditional social […]
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:23:10 +0000
We are calling for papers on Reformation research that has been conducted using records from The National Archives, for presentation at a two-day conference, taking place in November 2017. Submission deadline: 30 April 2017 Conference dates: 3 and 4 November 2017 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, with the […]
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:45:10 +0000
Today we can announce an exciting project to recreate a bohemian 1930s queer club at a venue on the fringes of Soho and Covent Garden, in collaboration with the National Trust. ‘Queer City: London Club Culture 1918-1967’ will recreate the capital’s ‘most bohemian rendezvous’, The Caravan, at almost the exact location of the original club. […]
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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:18:26 +0000
A Year in Archives 2016 showcases how the archives sector brims with innovative and creative projects. By working together, archives are finding new ways to demonstrate the uniqueness of their collections, through engaging with existing and new audiences. We would like to thank all of those who have contributed to helping illustrate how archives across […]
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:17:06 +0000
This year, The National Archives is proud to be one of the national hubs for the OUTing the Past: National LGBT History Festival. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality, the theme for this year’s festival is ‘Law, Citizenship and PSHE’. We are delighted to invite a range of speakers to […]
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:01:51 +0000
Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office spanning the eventful years of 1989 and 1990. The newly released files shed light on a range of subjects both at home and abroad, and end with the resignation of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The files are available to view in the public […]
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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:01:10 +0000
Prime Minister Personal correspondence with Princess Margaret Catalogue reference: PREM 19/2577 Date range: 9 January 1980 – 7 February 1980 This file contains two letters: a photocopy of one from Thatcher to Princess Margaret; and an original, handwritten letter from Princess Margaret to Thatcher, on Kensington Palace headed paper. The letters discuss both writers’ visits […]
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:08:48 +0000
We have published a new classroom resource on Oliver Cromwell
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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:25:54 +0000
The National Archives celebrated two successes at the Digital Preservation Awards ceremony at the Wellcome Collection on Wednesday evening.
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 […]
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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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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]