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West Africa and the First World War

The First World War had a great impact on West Africa, as Britain ordered the invasion of German colonies in Cameroon and Togoland, using its own colonies as ba... read more

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Pathé: Queen dials Edinburgh

The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be cove... read more

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Big Ideas Series: Datafication, Distribution and the Future of Archival Science in the Age of Homo Deus

Victoria Lemieux examines how we can ensure and establish authenticity in a world of increasing datafication of records. Where and how do we create, find and pr... read more

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Webinar: Missing from the census?

Census records are invaluable sources of information for all family historians. But what if you can’t find your ancestor on the census? This webinar will look... read more

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Webinar: Using Discovery for family history

The Discovery webinar was delivered on 30 September 2016 by Audrey Collins. Audrey is a records specialist on family history records. She delivers conferences o... read more

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100 years of the WI: The acceptable face of feminism

Professor Maggie Andrews discusses some of the key campaigns and concerns of the Women’s Institute, from its origins in the First World War to the 1950s when,... read more

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West Africa and the First World War

The First World War had a great impact on West Africa, as Britain ordered the invasion of German colonies in Cameroon and Togoland, using its own colonies as ba... read more

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Suffrage 100: Did militancy help or hinder the fight for the franchise?

By 1912, militancy associated with the Suffragette movement hit its peak, with regular arson attacks, window-smashing campaigns and targeting of MP’s houses.... read more

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Bombs, bulls and civilian bravery

In this podcast The National Archives’ Principal Military Specialist reveals some of his favourite stories about civilian gallantry from the First and... read more

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Pathé: Queen dials Edinburgh

The National Archives education team’s film of the month highlights a Pathé film relating to current events, anniversaries or key topics that you may be cove... read more

Audio

Suffrage 100: Did militancy help or hinder the fight for the franchise?

By 1912, militancy associated with the Suffragette movement hit its peak, with regular arson attacks, window-smashing campaigns and targeting of MP’s houses.... read more

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England ’66: The best of times?

It was a year when England won the World Cup and led the world in all aspects of popular culture, including pop music, fashion, and film. But it was also a... read more

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West Africa and the First World War

The First World War had a great impact on West Africa, as Britain ordered the invasion of German colonies in Cameroon and Togoland, using its own colonies as ba... read more

Audio

Suffrage 100: Did militancy help or hinder the fight for the franchise?

By 1912, militancy associated with the Suffragette movement hit its peak, with regular arson attacks, window-smashing campaigns and targeting of MP’s houses.... read more

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Webinar: Riots and rebellions, murders and militias

Exploring 19th century Home Office records. The National Archives holds 539series of Home Office records, which collectively touch on almost every aspect of lif... read more

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Suffrage 100: Did militancy help or hinder the fight for the franchise?

By 1912, militancy associated with the Suffragette movement hit its peak, with regular arson attacks, window-smashing campaigns and targeting of MP’s houses.... read more

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Mapping Women’s Suffrage

The women’s suffrage campaign in Britain was a particularly long and difficult struggle. It was fought by women and men in cities, towns and villages right ac... read more

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The life and death of King John

King John’s acts of misgovernment prompted his barons to demand reform, setting the kingdom on the road to civil war and leading to John’s grant of Magn... read more

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West Africa and the First World War

The First World War had a great impact on West Africa, as Britain ordered the invasion of German colonies in Cameroon and Togoland, using its own colonies as ba... read more

Audio

Big Ideas Series: Datafication, Distribution and the Future of Archival Science in the Age of Homo Deus

Victoria Lemieux examines how we can ensure and establish authenticity in a world of increasing datafication of records. Where and how do we create, find and pr... read more

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UFO files at The National Archives

Originally set up at the request of Winston Churchill, the Ministry of Defence’s UFO Desk ran for over 60 years, collating mysterious sightings and records... read more

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‘Cama’: a play about a female Indian revolutionary at the time of the First World War

In a trench in Marseille the loyalty of three Indian soldiers is tested when the legendary Madame Cama asks them to surrender for the good of the motherland. Wi... read more

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‘The Radicalisation of Vir Singh’: a play about the challenges of serving as an Indian soldier in the First World War

Arjun sits restless and scared as he prepares to enter the battlefield for the first time. Inspired by compatriot Vir’s legends of mighty Sikh warriors, A... read more

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Big Ideas: The women’s war in the Middle East – women’s First World War service in Egypt, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and Palestine

Nadia Atia is Lecturer in World Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research examines the literature and cultural history of the First World War... read more

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Writer of the month

A series of free talks, in which high profile authors share their experiences of using original records in their writing.

Webinars

Seminars presented by our record specialists, focusing on different series of records and the research skills needed to make the most of them.

South Asian Soldiers in the First World War

Five short audio recordings of plays about the First World War from the perspective of people from South Asia.

Big Ideas

Our series of monthly talks on the big ideas coming out of The National Archives' research programme.