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Irish Poverty Relief Loan records available online

Findmypast has digitised and is publishing the Poverty Relief Loans records from The National Archives online for the first time. The Irish Reproductive...

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Diversity Week at The National Archives

We are holding a Diversity Week from 26-30 January, to highlight ongoing work across the organisation on the representation of diverse histories. This...

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@UKNatArchives has 50,000 followers

Yesterday evening we saw our Twitter follower count reach 50,000. We use our Twitter account @UKNatArchives to share news, let you know about newly...

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Second phase in moving towards 20-year rule

On 1 January 2015, the second phase of the government’s move towards releasing records selected for permanent preservation when they are 20 years...

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Document release

Newly released files from 1985 and 1986

Today we have released files from 1985 and 1986, including papers from the Prime Minister's Office and the Cabinet Office. Highlights from the files The...

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Christmas and New Year closure dates

Over the festive period, we will be closed to the public from Wednesday 24 December to Saturday 27 December (closing at 17:00 on Tuesday 23 December)....

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Help shape our upcoming Shakespeare events

We are looking to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016 with a special programme of events. We hold nearly half of the known Shakespeare...

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AHRC launches online design gallery

A new online gallery, researched and presented by Julie Halls from Advice and Records Knowledge, has been published on the Arts and Humanities Research...

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Latest batch of archives accredited

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

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New Memorandum of Understanding with Research Libraries UK

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Research Libraries UK (RLUK) which sets out the role of both organisations and how we will work together...

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A Year in Archives 2013-14 published

We have brought together some of the highlights of the past year in archives in the publication below. 2013/2014 has been a year full of diverse...

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