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  1. Keeper to lead international forum

    Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives, Jeff James, has accepted an invitation to head up an international forum for national archivists.

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  2. Large luggage and bags not permitted inside The National Archives

    With effect from 14 November 2017, large suitcases, bags and other items that are too big to fit into our lockers will not be allowed into our building. This change is being introduced for safety and security reasons, and is in line with arrangements at similar institutions across London. Our lockers can accommodate items with […]

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  3. Graphic ebook on the Dissolution of the Monasteries

    Sixth form students used documents from the time of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries to inspire The National Archives’ first graphic ebook. With the kind support of the Friends of The National Archives, this ebook is now available online. It was part of the ‘Piety, Plunder and Protest’ project which saw history meet art under the […]

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  4. ‘Loyalty and Dissent’ – our new classroom resource on Indian soldiers in the First World War

    You are the descendants of men who have been mighty rulers and great warriors for many centuries. You will never forget this! You will recall the glories of your race. Hindu and Mahomedan will be fighting side by side with British soldiers and our gallant French allies. You will be helping to make history. You […]

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  5. The National Archives celebrates the achievements of archive trainees

    Today at The National Archives the achievements of 12 archive trainees were celebrated. They formed the final cohort of the Transforming Archives programme. Transforming Archives is part of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Skills for the Future programme, which has provided 37 paid traineeships for people new to the archive sector between 2014 and 2017 […]

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