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Purpose-built in 1973 to house Sir Winston Churchill's Papers, the Churchill Archives Centre is now home to the papers of almost 600 important political, military and scientific figures from the Churchill era and after. Contemporaries of Winston Churchill sit alongside major political, military and scientific figures such as; Margaret Thatcher, Ernest Bevin, John Major, Neil Kinnock, Admiral Ramsay, Field Marshall Slim, Frank Whittle and Rosalind Franklin.
Situated within the grounds of Churchill College, itself the national and Commonwealth memorial to Sir Winston, the Archives Centre is a valuable academic and cultural research hub. Its collections form one of the country’s most important sources for twentieth-century British history. The Archives Centre's mission is to preserve and make available to the public the unique materials in its care.
A symposium to commemorate Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, The Forgotten Architect of Dunkirk and D-Day was held in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, on Thursday 6th March.Read article
On February 20th, 2014, Mr Jonathan Fenby CBE, China author and expert, spoke on the topic: 'China's Unfinished Revolution - Why the People's Republic will not rule the world.'Read article
This month sees the 40th anniversary of the 1974 General Election, which resulted in the first hung parliament since 1929, when only four seats separated the Conservative Government, led ...Read article
As home to such a varied host of documents, resources and historic items, the Churchill Archives Centre is a world-class resource for researchers, educators and enthusiasts alike.Visit us