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Talks at The National Archives in May

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Talks at The National Archives in May

Early designs for flush toilets: the Nautilus closet 1887 - Catalogue reference: COPY 1/77 f. 497-8

Early designs for flush toilets: the 'Nautilus' closet. 1887. Catalogue reference: COPY 1/77 f. 497-8

24 April 2009

We get down and dirty this month with a talk on the vast array of information related to public health held at The National Archives. A most foul and putrid mess: public health records for historians shows that a significant amount of these records are underused, and demonstrates the best way to approach them.

Other free talks during May look at the administration of the royal household and important sources relating to Oscar Wilde.

We're also running a number of talks that will interest family historians, including:

  • Tracing your Roman Catholic ancestors
  • Getting the most from the Society of Genealogists' library
  • Dr Williams' Library: an early birth registry
  • First World War army service records

New to The National Archives?

Join one of our daily drop-in sessions, which introduce first-time visitors to the services available at The National Archives and how to make the most of our resources. These free sessions start at 11:30 and last approximately 30 minutes; pre-booking is not required.


Unable to attend a talk? Most talks and lectures will be made available as podcasts soon after they have taken place.

For more details of all our events, including The National Archives' museum exhibitions and education events, please visit our events page.

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