Our Coronavirus Guidance

So that we can ensure that all Members of the Churchill College community stay healthy and safe, things will look a little different when you next come to College. But you can find everything you need to know on our new Coronavirus Guidance page  From the latest research from the University to what you should do if you have symptoms, and from the provision of College services to minimising the risk of transmission, you'll find all the answers to your questions here.

Re-opening the Churchill Archives Centre

The Churchill Archives Centre has now re-opened to provide a limited reading room service. For more details, see our Visit Us page.  Please note that, for the protection of all our community, face coverings are still mandatory within the Archives Centre unless exempt.

We will continue to offer a limited but free copying and enquiry service and welcome enquiries sent to archives@chu.cam.ac.uk. We hope all our researchers stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Churchill Archives Centre

Where the modern history of Britain is open to all

Churchill Archives Centre

Where the modern history of Britain is open to all

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The Churchill Archives Centre is a world-leading collection of 20th Century history.

Our collections

Discover a wide range of documents by more than 570 political, military & scientific luminary figures from the Churchill era and beyond.

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Visit us

A practical guide to visiting and using the Archives Centre, including opening hours, services, access guidelines and rules.

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Copies and Research

A guide to our remote services, including research and publication copies of our collections, and remote research.

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Online resources

Some of our collections, exhibitions and filmed events are now online.

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Events and exhibitions

Details of our upcoming public programme of events, exhibition loans and group visits.

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News

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Archives Centre and explore our collections through our blog posts.

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Education

Our collections are a valuable resource for students at all levels. We are happy to receive school groups as well as individual students and teachers.

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About us

The Centre exists to preserve and make available the raw material of our recent past.

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Get involved

The Churchill Archives Centre relies on the support and generosity of trusts and individuals.

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Contact us

Where to find general contact details for the Archives Centre as well as for individual members of staff.                                                                   .

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Frequently asked questions

Questions on our collections, and Archives Centre operations.

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“Where the modern history of Britain is open to all”

The Archives Centre began by collecting the papers of Winston Churchill and other contemporaries and has grown to become an important resource for the study of modern history from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Our collections encompass the personal papers of individuals who made and remade British domestic politics and international relations, advanced scientific knowledge, and who observed or transformed society, economics and culture. These materials record key events and trends in the history of Britain and beyond. The Centre continues to collect.

The Archives Centre has been awarded Accreditation by The National Archives and the Churchill Papers have been entered on the UNESCO International Register of the Memory of the World..

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Stay up to date with history

Take a look at the latest Archives news and twitter posts below

Julie from @ChuArchives is currently repackaging the Saunders Family papers (to give them better protection). She c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@ARAScot You can find out more about the Saunders Family Papers (1805-1945) here archivesearch.lib.cam.ac.uk/repositories/9… The Papers… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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⏰Our distance enquiry services survey closes on Sunday 25th July. If you contact/have contacted us by email or lett… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Archives Centre newsletter - May 2021

Yes, we're open!  And here's what we've been doing lately ...

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Churchill's Daughters

Catch up on this talk with Emma Soames, granddaughter of Sir Winston, and the authors Rachel Trethewey and Catherine Katz, featuring the latest research on Churchill's family.

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@ARAScot We can't highlight #HolidayFashion without featuring Clementine Churchill! Her photo albums are full of am… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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RT @NorfolkRO: Join us this evening for a free online talk exploring the life and work of social researchers Michael Young and Phyllis Will…
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RT @AndrewRiley_: @NorfolkRO @ChuArchives Just seen this wonderful talk & presentation for @NorfolkRO by my colleague Sophie from @ChuArchi
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Churchill’s Europe

Catch up on this talk with Professor Richard Toye and Mr Felix Klos: what did Churchill really think of Europe?

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Ways of Working: The Archive of Professor Sir Robert Edwards (IVF pioneer)

A chance to watch this recent symposium on one of our foremost scientific collections.

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Jennie Churchill: A Life in Politics

An article from one of our researchers, Elliot Clark, on the debt owed by Churchill to his mother Jennie, the centenary of whose death it is today.

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