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Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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January 2019

BAME seafarers in the First World War

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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Free

To acknowledge the contribution of black and minority ethnic seafarers during the First World War and some of their stories just after the war had ended, this event will provide an insight into seafarers lives and highlight some of the personal stories of those involved.

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Behind the scenes tour

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 29, 2019 at 11:00am

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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‘Torn from Home’: Holocaust survivor John Dobai

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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Free

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, we welcome John Dobai to talk about his personal survival story.

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“…we should be clem’d and starved…”: Welsh pauper letters

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

How people of Wales in the 19th century adjusted to the new Poor Law system

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February 2019

The Voices of the People in Early Modern England

February 2 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

Can historians access the voices of the ‘lower and middling’ people of Tudor and Stuart England? This conference presents a range of expert perspectives exploring the voices of these people and the methods and sources that can be used to ‘get at’ their mental worlds.

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Archives: Wellbeing Impact Seminar

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
Free

A seminar discussing wellbeing and wellbeing evaluation in terms of the different archive audiences. There has been some great examples of archive services measuring the wellbeing impact of projects; attendees will explore what effects well being and consider how archives could contribute and measure the impact they are having.

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How to use pauper letters

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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Free

In this workshop, Dr Paul Carter (The National Archives) will work his way through letters and petitions from the poor during the 19th century which are held at The National Archives.

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Rival Queens: Kate Williams

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£20

Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots’ rivalry is one of history’s most famous family feuds.

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The Time Travel Club: Seasons in the archives

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£5

What's your favourite time of year? Journey through spring, summer, autumn and winter, all in one day, by hunting through images from the past in our collection.

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Domesday in the Public Record

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£10

Our earliest public record, Domesday, is a truly iconic document and has held a special place in the public imagination since it was written over 900 years ago.

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The Time Travel Club: ‘Say Cheese!’: Portraits from the past

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£7.50

A picture is worth a thousand words...or so the saying goes. What can portraits from the past tell us about peoples' lives? Probe our archives to discover the stories behind the smiles.

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Behind the scenes tour

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 29, 2019 at 11:00am

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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Black Tudors

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£10

The stories of ten Africans and their paths through Tudor and Stuart England are traced.

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March 2019

Memory and Fiction: Rowan Coleman

March 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£20

Rowan Coleman is a Sunday Times bestselling author, who has published over ten books including The Memory Book, We Are All Made Of Stars and the critically acclaimed The Summer Of Impossible Things. Rowan’s fiction has covered a wide range of topics, exploring the concepts of family, memory and experience.

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LGBTQ+ history and collections at the Bishopsgate Institute

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£10

Bishopsgate Institute has been documenting the history and lives of the LGBTQ+ Community in the UK since 2011, when it became home to the Lesbian and Gay Newsmedia Archive; a national collection of over 300,000 press cuttings from the straight press covering all aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer experience from the late nineteenth century to the present.

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The Restless Kings: Dr. Nick Barratt

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£10

In The Restless Kings, historian and author Dr. Nick Barratt presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry II.

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Police Liaison Group Meeting

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom

Your opportunity to hear what the team have been up to, what’s been happening in Kew and help set ‘promises’ for the next quarter.

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Mapping german missile attacks on London 1944-45

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£5

German V-1 and V-2 missiles, used in attacks against Britain in 1944 and 45, were weapons designed to wreak mass devastation on urban areas.

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The Time Travel Club: Building London

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£7.50

Take part in a mini-mission to explore iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Hampton Court Palace and 10 Downing Street.

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Prince Arthur: The Tudor king who never was

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£5

During the early part of the sixteenth century, England should have been ruled by King Arthur Tudor, not Henry VIII.

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Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI

March 28 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£10

A talk and signing to coincide with the publication of a new popular history study on the life of King Henry VI, by Dr Lauren Johnson; author of The Arrow of Sherwood (2013) and So Great a Prince (2016).

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Behind the scenes tour

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2019 at 11:00am

One event on March 29, 2019 at 11:00am

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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April 2019

Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed

April 4 @ 9:00 am
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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Free

April 2019 sees the launch of our Cold War season, comprising a new exhibition ‘Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed’ and a varied programme of events that will offer a fascinating look into life in Britain during the turbulent Cold War era.

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