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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.

Tags: events, news, the national archives

The National Archives gets top marks for educational visits

The National Archives has been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge for the fourth consecutive time.

Tags: education, news, the national archives

The English Reformation c1527-1590: visit our new classroom resource

The Reformation was one of the most transformative events in the history of the British Isles. It profoundly changed people’s religious beliefs, and...

Register for Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2017

Registration is open for this year’s Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference, to be held between 27 and 29 November at the Lowry,...

Tags: conference, DCDC, Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities, manchester, registration, research libraries uk, the lowry

Students time-travel in our new SEN workshop

Today the Education team is proud to welcome students from Clarendon School, Hampton, on site: they are the first participants in our new special educational...

Tags: education, SEN

New KS4 classroom resource: Framlingham Castle

Times were turbulent at Framlingham Castle during the middle ages. In 1157, it was confiscated from the powerful Bigod family by King Henry II. The...

Tags: education, key stage 4

New KS4 classroom resource: Medieval castles

We have published a new classroom resource for Key Stage 4. 'Medieval castles' enables students to consider the function, status and significance...

Tags: education, key stage 4

Celebrating our volunteers

We wanted to say thank you for the significant amount of time that our volunteers freely give and the enormous contribution they make. Volunteers are invaluable...

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‘Somme Tales’ wins international media award

‘Somme Tales’, a multimedia education project by The National Archives in which a stop-motion animation was made by 16- to 19-year-olds, yesterday...

Tags: awards, education, film, first world war, friends, media

Document release

Latest MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 24 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5. The records cover a range of subjects...

Tags: espionage, file release, mi5

Archives at Night – programme now available

Culture. Revolution. Scandal. Archives at Night returns with a splash as we invite you to take a trip back to the 1960s on Friday, 19 May. We are...

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Archives Unlocked vision launched at the Southbank Centre

The National Archives has today launched a vision and action plan to help archives work to secure their future through digital transformation, investing in new workforce skills, and encouraging innovation.

Tags: archive vision, archives sector, plans, strategy

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