Stacks at The National Archives

19 June 2012

On Friday 22 June, The National Archives and the Friends of The National Archives will jointly host an evening of discussion with distinguished historians Professor the Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield and Professor Lisa Jardine CBE.

'The Silken Paper Trail: openness and the national collective memory' will explore the value of our archival heritage and consider why 'sustaining the collective memory of the nation is a first-order requirement'.

Lord Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and President of the Friends of The National Archives.

Professor Jardine is Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, and a non-executive director of The National Archives.

The event will be chaired by Lord McNally, Minister of State for Justice.

Light refreshments will be served from 17:30, the event will start at 18:00.

The event is free but tickets are required.

Book your ticket now.

You can also follow the discussion on Twitter and join in using #SPTrail.