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Two events explore the nature of archives

The National Archives, the Institute of Historical Research and the Royal Historical Society have organised two events in 2016 which will bring together...

Tags: archive, events elsewhere, institute of historical research, royal historical society

Celebrating Shakespeare’s life and legacy in 2016

The National Archives will join 23 of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational organisations in celebrating the life and influence of...

Tags: news, Shakespeare

A Year in Archives 2014-15

Today we have published A Year In Archives, which showcases some of the amazing achievements from the archives sector during 2014-15. This year we have...

Committee announces newly accredited archive services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee is pleased to announce that the following archive services have been awarded accredited status at the recent...

Tags: accreditation, archive service accreditation

Thousands of Second World War home front heroes remembered online

Records containing fascinating and often heartbreaking details of more than 5,000 awards for civilian gallantry during the Second World War have been...

Tags: Civilian gallantry, civilian gallantry medals research guide, gallantry medals, second world war

The 1939 Register is now available online, in association with The National Archives, has launched the 1939 Register online today, providing an unprecedented insight into England...

Tags: 1939 Register, digitised, findmypast, registration, second world war

Disruption to our blog on Thursday 29 October

Our blog will be unavailable on Thursday 29 October from 08:00 while we carry out essential maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience...

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Professor Lisa Jardine: a remarkable person

All at The National Archives are saddened to hear of the death of Professor Lisa Jardine. Lisa was Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College...

Tags: lisa jardine, news, professor lisa jardine

Document release

File release: Cold War Cambridge spies Burgess and Maclean

Today we are releasing over 400 files from the Security Service (MI5), Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office which focus on Cold War investigations...

Tags: cold war, espionage, mi5, spies

The National Archives launches Archives Inspire at DCDC

Archives Inspire 2015-19, The National Archives’ new four-year strategy, was officially launched by its chief executive and keeper, Jeff James, at the...

Safeguarding the cultural heritage of British artists

Art360, a new project to safeguard Britain’s cultural heritage by digitising the archives of 100 leading modern and contemporary British artists, has...

Tags: Art360, digitisation, news, visual arts

Battle of Loos ‘behind the scenes’ revealed

Over 350 Army Headquarters war diaries have been published online by The National Archives to mark the centenary of the Battle of Loos, the first...

Tags: Battle of Loos, first world war, military history, unit war diary

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