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October 2017

The Time Travel Club – Significant people through time

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£7.50

Travel with us to discover significant people from the past. From Tudor monarchs and Guy Fawkes, to the fight for suffrage and the role of spies during the Second World War, fascinating stories about the lives of people who helped to shape history can be found in our files.

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Black power and the state

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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The late 60s and early 70s witnessed the flourishing of Black Power, a movement of major global impact. In Britain, black radical campaigns were monitored by Special Branch, MI5, the Joint Intelligence Committee and the Home Office, in an attempt to frustrate and ultimately demobilise the movement.

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Behind the scenes tour

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£10

We are opening the doors of The National Archives' repositories to offer you the chance to go behind the scenes.

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Archives at Night: Cabinet of Curiosities

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£22

This October, join us for an evening to explore our Cabinet of Curiosities! An essential part of any self-respecting Edwardian antiquarian’s home, a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ or ‘Wonder Room’, contained their collection of unusual and extraordinary items

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November 2017

Henry VIII and the break with Rome

November 3 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£15

Come and enjoy an evening with historian, broadcaster and award-winning academic Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, as she explores one of the fundamental turning points of the 16th century Reformation

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The Time Travel Club – When Tommy came home

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£7.50

Nearly 41,000 men returned home from the battlefields of the First World War with missing limbs. But what was done to help these men?

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Sylvia Pankhurst: suffragette, socialist and scourge of the empire

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£5

From militant suffragette at the beginning of the 20th century to campaigner against colonialism in Africa after the Second World War, Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice. Katherine Connelly will examine Pankhurst’s role at the forefront of significant developments in the history of radical politics.

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Prime Ministers and spies: from Asquith to Thatcher

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£11

At the start of the 20th century, Prime Ministers and espionage had few ties. As the decades went by, their relationships developed; from Asquith’s Secret Service Bureau, through Churchill’s innovative wartime regime, to the role of intelligence in Cold War decision-making.

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100 years of women in the naval services

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£9

November 1917 saw the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service. This unique event will bring together women who have served or are currently serving in the naval services, to discuss their experiences, what has changed, and what has stayed the same, since the First World War.

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The plan to partition

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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In June 1947 it was announced that British India would partition into two new nation states – India and Pakistan. Yet when the expected date of British withdrawal from India was brought forward a year, communications broke down and the violence that ensued proved catastrophic.

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The Time Travel Club – Time Travellers ahoy!

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£7.50

Set sail on a voyage following the journeys taken by ships in the 18th century and beyond.

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Cromwell and communications

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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The legacy of the Reformation was not simply a transformation of the religious landscape of England, it also presented the opportunity for change and progression in other areas, such as government and the development of the printing industry.

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On the trail of John Cabot: a modern detective story

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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The history of John Cabot and his voyages of 1497 and 1498 can be traced through documents at The National Archives with fascinating results. Join one of the leading scholars in the field as she tells the amazing detective stories behind recent advances in Cabot studies.

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Behind the scenes tour

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£10

We are opening the doors of The National Archives' repositories to offer you the chance to go behind the scenes.

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Flesh and Blood: an evening with Stephen McGann

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£15

Flesh and Blood is the story of McGann’s family as told through seven maladies – diseases, wounds or ailments that have afflicted Stephen McGann’s relatives over the last 150 years, which have helped mould him into what he now perceives himself to be.

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Fighting Proud

November 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£5

Stephen Bourne will present an illustrated talk about some of the gay men who feature in his latest book, Fighting Proud – The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars.

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December 2017

The Time Travel Club – Back in time for Christmas

December 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£7.50

Come with us on a festive journey to explore Christmas past. Discover beautiful designs for greetings cards and adverts for tempting treats in our collection

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The fall of Jerusalem

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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The fall of Jerusalem on 9 December 1917 brought centuries of Ottoman rule to an end. It was undoubtedly a military success but also a formidable propaganda and political tool.

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Behind the scenes tour

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£10

We are opening the doors of The National Archives' repositories to offer you the chance to go behind the scenes.

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