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.

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

Did you see our May newsletter yet? 🧐chu.cam.ac.uk/news/2021/may/… Find out about reopening our reading room, our online… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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‘Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard: Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi and his vision of Europe’

Catch up on this fascinating talk about the founder of the Paneuropean Union.

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@hpslib @theULSpecColl @BrookesSpecColl @JesusArchives Yes, please do...no official sign up, just tag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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During the First World War Lise Meitner served as a nurse and X-ray technician in the Austrian Army at the military… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Tackling under-representation at Churchill College

For Churchill College to excel in all fields it needs to attract the most agile minds it can, irrespective of where they come from, and take advantage of the full ...

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RT @GeraintLThomas: Today in @ChuArchives, consulting the papers of Sir Maurice Hankey. To mark the armistice, he appears to have asked eac…
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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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📣We are looking for a new Archives Assistant. If you would like to work with us see chu.cam.ac.uk/about/working-… for de… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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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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Archives Centre newsletter - May 2021

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

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RT @BotstiberBIAAS: Did you know that Lise Meitner was the aunt of Otto Robert Frisch who worked on #projectY of the Manhattan Project? Che…
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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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