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Kew,TW9 4DU
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September 2019

Talk : Virginia Woolf in Richmond

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£3

Virginia Woolf in Richmond, published by Aurora Metro Books, is a new book exploring how the town and surrounding areas influenced the writer.

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The Five: the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£10

Five women – Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane – all brutally murdered in 1888, their killer was never officially identified.

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Mary Chamberlain’s The Hidden

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£7.50

Join Mary Chamberlain as she discusses her recent novel The Hidden set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Jersey during the Second World War. Her historical inspiration draws heavily on files from The National Archives.

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October 2019

Drop-in Surgery

October 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU

An indoor one-to-one consultation session.

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How James Bond won the Cold War for Britain

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£15

A family friendly talk about the genesis of 007, Ian Fleming’s life in the secret service and how the Bond books and films relate to real world events.

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The Fall of Wolsey

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£7.50

Thomas Wolsey fell from grace following his failure to secure the king a divorce. The National Archives hold records which detail this fall - from Wolsey’s failure to grant Henry an annulment, to the legal processes which sealed Wolsey's fate.

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Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

October 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 11:30am

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One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

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One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

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One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

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One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

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One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

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One event on October 24, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 11:30am

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

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

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Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

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One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

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One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

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One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

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One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 1:30pm

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

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

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Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

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One event on August 4, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 3:00pm

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

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

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Who dares wins: Britain 1979-1982

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£15

Dominic Sandbrook recreates the strange world of early 1980s.

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Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

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One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 1:30pm

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

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

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Fear, fashion and design in the Cold War

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£12

From the Bikini, named after a nuclear test site, to the space age look of plastic dresses and silver boots, hear how the conditions of the Cold War shaped fashion and design.  

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Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 11:30am

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

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

Find out more »

Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

October 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 1:30pm

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

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

Find out more »

Kew Society AGM & Talk by Susanne Groom

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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Free

After completing the formalities of the AGM, The Kew Society is delighted that Susanne Groom, British historian, author and former Royal Historic Palaces Curator, will provide a short talk
“A Dainty Dish To Set Before a King at Kew”.

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Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 3:00pm

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
+ Google Map
Free

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

Find out more »

Drop-in Surgery

October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU

An indoor one-to-one consultation session.

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November 2019

Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

November 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 11:30am

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
+ Google Map
Free

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

Find out more »

Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 1:30pm

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
+ Google Map
Free

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

Find out more »

Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 3:00pm

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
+ Google Map
Free

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

Find out more »

Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

November 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 1:30pm

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
+ Google Map
Free

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

Find out more »

Protect & Survive: Exhibition Tours

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on July 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on August 4, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 4, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on August 13, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 1, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 1, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 6, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 11:30am

One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 3, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 5, 2019 at 1:30pm

One event on November 7, 2019 at 3:00pm

The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
+ Google Map
Free

The Cold War (1945-1991) was a 46-year stand-off between the world’s communist and capitalist superpowers, made all the more tense by the threat of nuclear war.

Find out more »

December 2019

Police Liaison Group Meeting

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU

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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