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New programme of talks and lectures

16 May 2008

The National Archives is proud to present a new programme of talks and lectures in association with Ancestors Magazine.

The events are free of charge and will take place in the new talks room on the first floor at Kew. Each event starts at 14:00 and lasts for approximately one hour. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis on the day and cannot be booked in advance.

Forthcoming highlights include:

1968: Year of Revolutions, with our modern history expert Mark Dunton using our records to explain why 1968 was such a momentous year across the world.

Criminal Ancestors, an explanation by Nigel Taylor of how to trace criminal records at The National Archives and other record offices.

Tracing First World War Ancestors, with William Spencer offering an introduction on the most important sources for researching First World War ancestry

New to Kew?

There are also new daily drop-in sessions to introduce first-time visitors to the range of services available at The National Archives and show you how to make the most of our resources. These free sessions start at 11:00 and last for approximately 30 minutes, pre-booking is not required.


If you are unable to get to our events do not despair, as most talks and lectures will be available as podcasts soon after they have taken place.

For more details of all our events please visit our events page.

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