Education at Churchill Archives Centre

The wide-ranging collections held at Churchill Archives Centre are a valuable resource for students at all levels. Our focus is on 20th century history but we also hold material which could be used by students of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, or the history of science. Visiting students can assimilate evidence from our historical sources and assess their reliability and value. We are happy to welcome individual students pursuing projects or teachers researching material for use in the classroom. A prior appointment is required (telephone 01223 336087).

Students and teachers can also access our holdings online in Churchill Archive, The Churchill Era, Churchill: The Evidence, and Discover Churchill, websites with specially designed teaching resources (see below for further information). We also have a selection of primary sources on Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and the Grand Alliance, 1940-1945, organised by Professor David Reynolds (Christ's College), formerly used on a University of Cambridge course, and the Archives Centre also supports the third-year Special Subject course "Class, Party and Social Identity in England, 1914-1945" which is organised by Dr Jon Lawrence (Emmanuel College).

Guide to using archives

Find out how best to make use of digital and traditional archives below:

Group visits

By prior arrangement, group visits for school parties can be arranged. Such tours are particularly relevant to GCSE and A' Level history students and feature:


Schools or education websites

Some useful resources for schools.

Useful links

Further information

For further information, please contact Katharine Thomson.

Email: Katharine Thomson

Online educational resources

The Churchill Era

Access just a few of our unique holdings, and gain insight into some of the great events that shaped the modern world, beginning with the upheaval of WWI & going on ...

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Lawrence Special subject course

A selection of our primary sources selected by Jon Lawrence to support his third-year Special Subject course in History 'Class, Party & Social Identity in England, 1914-1945.'

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Churchill: The Evidence

The National Library of Scotland's online educational and exhibition resource for the life and times of Sir Winston Churchill. In partnership with the Churchill Archives Centre.

Reynolds Special Subject Course

Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin and the Grand Alliance, 1940-1.
List of sources

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