William John Christopher Vassall by Cecil Beaton. Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London

16 October 2012

We are holding a series of free public talks to highlight the diversity of our collections, from 12 to 16 November. This is as part of an annual 'Diversity week' event at The National Archives, where there will be exhibitions and activities for you to get involved in. The event launches a variety of campaigns over the year to bring greater awareness and understanding of equality and diversity issues.

Come along to 'Diversity week' at The National Archives, Kew to listen to our talks that include:

  • Ugandan Asians in Britain: journeys across three continents to find a home
  • The scandalous case of John Vassall: sexuality, spying and the Civil Service
  • The strange journey of 'Edward Swarthye', an African in Elizabethan England: from the Spanish Caribbean to rural Gloucestershire

More information can be found in our 'Diversity week' leaflet:   

Diversity week leaflet 2012 (PDF, 2.33Mb)

See our Events page for more information on our talks programme. You can also listen to our podcasts, which will be available online soon after each event.

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