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The National Archives


July 2020

British propaganda of the Second World War

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Katherine Howells, Visual Collections Researcher at The National Archives At the outbreak of war in 1939, the newly formed Ministry of Information set out to inform and influence the British public and maintain their morale. They did so through innovative multi-media campaigns, using posters, pamphlets, books, film and exhibitions. This talk explores the stories behind these campaigns, highlights the Ministry’s successes and failures and showcases some of the most visually impressive artwork and graphic design used for war propaganda.…

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Top Level Tips: Using The National Archives’ catalogue

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us online to learn our top tips for using Discovery, The National Archives’ catalogue.

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Dunkirk: From the archives to Hollywood

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Joshua Levine will discuss the true story of Dunkirk, highlighting the research and true narrative accounts which he contributed to the Hollywood epic.

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Top level tips: Discovering your local history

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Ideal for everyone, our experts share top tips and pointers on how to start researching your local history, such as your town or house.

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Restoring Charles II, 1660

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This talk will chart how Charles II secured his kingdoms and re-established himself and his government across the Stuart territories in 1660.

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August 2020

Bordeaux and the Brits: Online wine tasting

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The first online wine event for The National Archives dips into England’s historical involvement with Bordeaux and takes a look at the exciting range of wines that modern Bordeaux produces.

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What’s Online: The Gin Craze: Drink, Crowds, and Talking Cats

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Look at who drank gin and how, why there was a gin craze, and explore some of the extraordinary events and creations that appeared during the eighteenth centuary.

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Top Level Tips: Discovering your family history

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beginning your family history can be overwhelming but can be much simpler if you know where to start.

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The Controversies of Brewing Science around 1800

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In 1809 a London brewery was prosecuted for the unusual offence of trying to remove cloudiness from its beer by dosing it with an extract of fish-skins. This talk discusses the challenges brewers faced in promoting new innovations to an often justifiably suspicious public, and how they enlisted scientific reputations in support of their cause.

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Top level tips: Using Discovery

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Ideal for everyone, learn the top tips for using our online catalogue, Discovery. In just 30 minutes you’ll discover all the tools needed to make the most of our catalogue for your research.

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