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January 2020

Dependence, Intolerance and Expulsion: the story of England’s Medieval Jewish Communities, c.1066-1290

January 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£7.50

In this talk, Sean Cunningham will explore the story of England’s medieval Jewish communities to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020 (27 January).

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The Three Curses of Tutankhamun

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£12

Tutankhamun lay in his tomb undisturbed until 1922, when British archaeologist Howard Carter and his wealthy patron, Lord Carnarvon, revealed him to the world. But the discovery of the century came with a price.

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The war behind the wire: prisoner of war document display

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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Free

Discover more about this volunteer project to catalogue The National Archives' surviving collection of Second World War German Record cards of British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War and some Civilian Internees.

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February 2020

Time Travel Tots

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 5, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on March 4, 2020 at 10:00am

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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Free

Pre-schoolers and their carers can join our sensory drop-in sessions in The National Archives' restaurant to learn and play together.

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Cholera! Public health in mid-19th century Britain

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£5

In the mid-19th century the country faced an epidemic of filth; poorly drained, overcrowded towns created an environment ripe for diseases like typhus and cholera.

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‘With Love’ – Exhibition Preview

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£12

We cordially invite you to the opening night of our new exhibition, With Love.

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Time Travel Club: Fantastical fairy tales

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£5

Step into the worlds of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk to discover magical experiences and an exciting adventure in this sensory storytelling session!

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Time Travel Craft Club

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 20, 2020 at 12:00pm

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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Free

During the school holidays, families can enjoy craft together at our free afternoon sessions themed on ‘Love’.

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Time Travel Club: Fun in the files

February 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£7.50

Explore original records to find out what amused and delighted people in the past, from medieval peasants, to sailors on 18th-century ships and families during the Blitz.

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Time Travel Craft Club

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 20, 2020 at 12:00pm

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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Free

During the school holidays, families can enjoy craft together at our free afternoon sessions themed on ‘Love’.

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‘Hidden Love?’: LGBTQ+ lives in the archives

February 20 @ 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£12

The National Archives’ collections offer a valuable insight into how the government interacted with and viewed LGBTQ communities in the past, at a time when the State played a major role in repressing and controlling the lives of gay and bisexual men and women.

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Time Travel Tinies

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2020 at 10:00am

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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Free

Join the marvelous storyteller, Dani, for a sensory adventure into Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, in our brand new sessions for carers and babies – our youngest visitors yet!

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The rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£15

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Emeritus Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Cross College, introduces his ground-breaking biography of Thomas Cromwell.

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March 2020

Time Travel Tots

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 5, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on March 4, 2020 at 10:00am

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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Free

Pre-schoolers and their carers can join our sensory drop-in sessions in The National Archives' restaurant to learn and play together.

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Bloody Brilliant Women

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£20

Revisit all that you learned about 20th-century British history in school with Cathy Newman’s fresh twist on the stories that place women front and centre, instead of in the footnotes – or even omitted altogether.

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The early adventures of professional women

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£5

Is it a myth that the First World War liberated women?

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Victoria and Albert: myth and reality

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£15

Victoria and Albert have one of the most famous marriages in history, one often seen through the lens of Victoria’s excessive grief after Albert’s death.

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Margaret Thatcher: the paper trail

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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£5

The handwritten comments found in the margins of Prime Ministers’ memoranda and letters (‘marginalia’) can reveal fascinating insights into their personality and approach to the job.

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Time Travel Tinies

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 24, 2020 at 10:00am

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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Free

Join the marvelous storyteller, Dani, for a sensory adventure into Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, in our brand new sessions for carers and babies – our youngest visitors yet!

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