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Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
020 8876 3444 www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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May 2019

Drop-in Surgery

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU

An indoor one-to-one consultation session.

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My Grandad: The Spy (Interactive family adventure)

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 6, 2019

One event on May 11, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 29, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 31, 2019 at 10:00am

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

MY GRANDAD: THE SPY is a self-led interactive experience that requires the use of an adult’s smart phone which is fully charged and is either on a data plan or with at least £1 credit. Players will be instructed to arrive at The National Archives on their selected date, and will be sent their secret starting location and instructions for how to begin 30 minutes before their scheduled playing time.

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My Grandad: The Spy (Interactive family adventure)

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 6, 2019

One event on May 11, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 29, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on May 31, 2019 at 10:00am

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

MY GRANDAD: THE SPY is a self-led interactive experience that requires the use of an adult’s smart phone which is fully charged and is either on a data plan or with at least £1 credit. Players will be instructed to arrive at The National Archives on their selected date, and will be sent their secret starting location and instructions for how to begin 30 minutes before their scheduled playing time.

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June 2019

Architecture tour of The National Archives

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Hour long Tours. Sat: 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 | Sun: 12:00, 13:30
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£10

The guided tour will lead you around their ‘brutalist bunker’, purpose built in 1977 to house records and researchers.

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Architecture tour of The National Archives

June 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hour long Tours. Sat: 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 | Sun: 12:00, 13:30
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£10

The guided tour will lead you around their ‘brutalist bunker’, purpose built in 1977 to house records and researchers.

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Architecture tour of The National Archives

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hour long Tours. Sat: 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 | Sun: 12:00, 13:30
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£10

The guided tour will lead you around their ‘brutalist bunker’, purpose built in 1977 to house records and researchers.

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Architecture tour of The National Archives

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Hour long Tours. Sat: 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 | Sun: 12:00, 13:30
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£10

The guided tour will lead you around their ‘brutalist bunker’, purpose built in 1977 to house records and researchers.

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Architecture tour of The National Archives

June 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hour long Tours. Sat: 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 | Sun: 12:00, 13:30
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£10

The guided tour will lead you around their ‘brutalist bunker’, purpose built in 1977 to house records and researchers.

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William Marshal and Simon De Montfort

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

The legacy of William Marshal, regent of England for the child-king Henry III and perhaps medieval Europe’s greatest knight.

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Drop-in Surgery

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU

An indoor one-to-one consultation session.

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‘Maximum meaning, minimum means’: the life and work of Abram Games

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

Abram Games was one of the 20th century’s most important graphic designers and during the Second World War, he was appointed ‘official war poster artist’.

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Time Travel Club: Abram Games and the art of airbrushing

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£12.50

Explore Abram Games's original, well-known designs for inspiration; then, create artwork and learn the technique of airbrushing to produce your own bold poster.

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The War That Ended Peace

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£15

The definitive history of the political, cultural, military and personal forces which shaped Europe’s path to the First World War.

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Writing the Cold War: the works of John le Carré

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£12

Explores what le Carré’s novels say about Britain and Britishness in a time of declining international authority

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The Iron Curtain and the Iron Lady

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£15

Hear how Margaret Thatcher's role as a Cold War Warrior, rallying the West in a crusade against international Communism, played a central part in her public image.

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Creative writing workshop: Protect and survive

June 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£45

This is a creative writing workshop touching upon themes ranging from Cold War bunkers, censorship and redaction.

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Police Liaison Group Meeting

June 25 @ 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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Crossing Boundaries with Geoff Shearcroft and Wayne Hemingway

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue
Kew,TW9 4DU
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£10

A Q&A in which the design partners of the National Archive discuss how space and design can be used to reimagine the archive and shift the boundaries of their collection.

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