Events

Our exciting programme of online talks is for everyone and are delivered by our experts, specialists and special guest speakers. When you book an event, you are invited to pay what you can – this is optional and entirely at the discretion of attendees. Some of our events remain completely free, as are our online research and academic events. Browse our latest programme below or see our FAQ page to find out more about registering and accessing an event.

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From Strangers to Citizens: Immigration and citizenship records

Tuesday 9 August at 14:00

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Map ‘London Sheet N, OS Maps Six-inch England and Wales 1842 – 1952’, reproduced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC-BY)NY-SA) license with the permission of the National Library of Scotland

Your Street in 1921 – Local history weekends at The National Archives

Discover a national treasure on your doorstep, free and open to all

The National Archives is running two local history weekends for locals in the Kew and Richmond-upon-Thames area, in partnership with Richmond Local History Society and Kew Society, as part of Know Your Place festival.

Join us to discover fascinating local stories of residents from 100 years ago – the refugees from the Russian revolution, the showman, the artists, the female publicans and so many more!

Carry out your own research to discover who lived in your house or street with free access to the 1921 Census and add your own house to our special 1921 local map of Kew.

With family activities and pop-up talks, tasty treats in our café from The Original Maids of Honour, unique gifts and books in our shop, and an opportunity to enjoy our park and wildlife, there’s something for visitors of all ages.

Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 September and Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October, 11:00-16:00
The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Richmond, TW9 4DU – no booking required

Researching your family history: Women’s service in the armed forces

Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the art of Queenship

Wednesday 7 September at 19:30

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Hands on History document display: State Papers Domestic, William and Mary

Join us for a one-off hands on document display of state papers, covering the period from the Bill of Rights in 1689 to the Death of William III in March 1702.

This event takes place in person at The National Archives in Kew.

Tuesday 27 September at 11:00

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Missed an event or can’t watch a talk live?

All events are viewable for 48 hours after the published date and time, which means that attendees who registered but were unable view the live event can catch up at their leisure.

You can also replay most of our talks on our Archives Media Player, where our curated playlists will help you find talks of similar interest. Please be aware that it can take up to three months for past events to appear on our media player.

Common questions about booking and accessing our online events.