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Call for papers: Fragmentary Lives

Inviting submissions for papers for a conference on 9 June 2018 exploring the documentation of personal experience.

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Changes affecting visitors to The National Archives

Planning a visit to The National Archives? These changes may affect you.

Tags: bags, cloakroom, document ordering, luggage, opening hours, reader registration, reading rooms, visit

Archives Revealed: New funding programme to support cataloguing of archive collections

Today The National Archives and The Pilgrim Trust announce the launch of Archives Revealed, a funding programme to support the cataloguing of archive collections....

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Changes to self-service copying facilities from 11 December 2017

From 11 December 2017, The National Archives will no longer provide self-service printing facilities or camera stations for users onsite. You will...

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Changes to document ordering hours from 1 January 2018

From 1 January 2018, we will change our document ordering hours for visitors to our reading rooms. From this date, document ordering will begin at 09:30...

Tags: advance document ordering, document ordering, opening hours, opening times, reader registration

Keeper to lead international forum

Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, has accepted an invitation to head up an international forum for national archivists.

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Large luggage and bags not permitted inside The National Archives

With effect from 14 November 2017, large suitcases, bags and other items that are too big to fit into our lockers will not be allowed into our building....

Graphic ebook on the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Sixth form students used documents from the time of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries to inspire The National Archives’ first graphic ebook. With...

Tags: dissolution of the monasteries, education, henry viii, reformation, Tudors

‘Loyalty and Dissent’ – our new classroom resource on Indian soldiers in the First World War

You are the descendants of men who have been mighty rulers and great warriors for many centuries. You will never forget this! You will recall the glories...

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The National Archives celebrates the achievements of archive trainees

Today at The National Archives the achievements of 12 archive trainees were celebrated. They formed the final cohort of the Transforming Archives programme. Transforming...

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New classroom resource for Key Stages 3 and 4: The Holocaust

There is no doubt in my mind that we are in the presence of one of the greatest and most horrible crimes ever committed. Winston Churchill, July 1944 In...

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Archives at Night: Cabinet of Curiosities programme announced

An essential part of any self-respecting Edwardian antiquarian’s home, a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’, or ‘Wonder Room’, contained their collection...

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