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Discover ‘secrets and lies’ at our free lecture series

This August leading historians will address the topic of ‘Secrets and lies’, exploring ideas of truth and 'alternative facts' throughout history.

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Find out about the chimp who went to war

Discover the extraordinary story of eccentric First World War Commander Geoffrey Spicer-Simson at a free, creative event for families at The National...

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Design Collection at ‘London Collections: Men’ fashion event

To launch our new-look Design Collection, we are holding a special lunchtime event exploring how historical prints are relevant to contemporary designers....

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Document release

Key events of 1985

January 1 - The first British mobile phone call is made 7 - Nine striking miners are jailed for arson 23 - A debate in the House of Lords is televised...

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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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