Churchill Archives Centre

Online Resources

Online Resources

Online Resources

Online Collections

Some of our collections have now been digitised and are available online.

The Churchill Papers

The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions.

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The Thatcher Papers

This archive is gradually being opened, and digitised selections are being made available on the official website of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation.

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The Franklin Papers

Most of Rosalind Franklin's papers are available online from the Wellcome Library.

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The speeches of Enoch Powell

Annotated typescripts of speech texts and broadcasts by Powell.

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The Memoirs of A V Hill

"Memories and Reflections", the unpublished memoirs of the physiologist A V Hill.

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British Diplomatic Oral History Programme (BDOHP)

Transcripts of interviews with former diplomats. The indexed catalogue is held on the Janus webserver and transcripts are also available.

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Sound Archive

A selection of our audio holdings are available to listen to online

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Sound Archive

A selection of our audio holdings are available to listen to online

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Online exhibitions and podcasts

Who is our Conservator?

Listen to this interview with our Senior Conservator, Sarah Lewery, who has been preserving the collections for more than 20 years.

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The Architecture of Churchill College

An exhibition on the origins of Churchill College's architecture.

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The Archive of Robert Edwards (IVF pioneer)

In this exhibition we have picked out some themes and aspects of Robert Edwards’ life and work which are evidenced in the archive.

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"Marples Must Go!": the controversial life and career of Ernest Marples

Alfred Ernest Marples (1907-78) is the figure behind our latest collection to be catalogued and opened to researchers.

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Davidson Nicol: A man of many careers

To celebrate Black History Month in Oct 2020 staff at Churchill Archives Centre explored the papers of Davidson Nicol (1924-1994).

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I Was Myself: the archive of Peggy Jay

Peggy Jay, née Garnett, (1913-2008) was a politician and campaigner, particularly influential in the areas of healthcare, child welfare, and disability rights. 

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One Series, Eight Volumes, Two Treatments

Treating a series of photo albums with leather or with Japanese paper.

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Rosalind Franklin and her work on the structure of viruses

An online exhibition to mark the centenary of Rosalind Franklin's birth on the 25 July 2020.

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The Churchill Era: an educational resource

Access a few of our unique holdings, and gain insight into some of the great events that shaped the modern world from WWI to the build up to WWII. 

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100 years on: The end of the First World War

Display from 2018's Roskill Lecture.

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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.

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Churchill and the Great Republic interactive exhibition

This exhibition examines the life of Winston Churchill and his lifelong links with the United States—the nation he called “the great Republic."

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Churchill's Shakespeare

A major exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington which explores the influence of Shakespeare on Churchill's writing and ideas.

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Turning the pages of women's scrapbooks

The scrapbooks of Florence Horsbrugh, Adeline Hankey and Theodosia Cadogan.

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Uphill All the Way: A Century of Women in Parliament

An exhibition to mark the centenary of the Act which allowed women to stand as MPs.

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Image Gallery

A range of our collections are available to view on the Churchill Archives Centre Flickr account

Flickr Account

Image Gallery

A range of our collections are available to view on the Churchill Archives Centre Flickr account

Flickr Account

Past events

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In Conversation: Michael Young and Phyllis Willmott

In this talk, Archivist Sophie Bridges explores the lives of both these eminent social researchers and the value of their oral history recordings today.

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Paths of Fire by Andrew Nahum

A Q&A session from 30th June 2021 with Andrew Nahum on his new book Paths of Fire: the Gun and the World it Made, (Reaktion Books, 2021).

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

On Monday 29th March 2021 the Archives Centre hosted an online symposium on the archive of Professor Sir Robert Edwards, IVF pioneer.

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‘Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard: Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi and his vision of Europe’

As part of the Churchill History Lecture Series, this online event features Martyn Bond and Claudia Hamill talking with Allen Packwood about Martin's new biography of Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi.

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Introducing Lord Boateng, Chair of the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust

In this interview Lord Boateng talks about his aspirations for the Churchill Papers, which are accessible at the Churchill Archives Centre and have been digitised by Bloomsbury.

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Churchill, Empire and Race: Opening the Conversation

An online discussion in October 2020 between Professor Priya Gopal of Churchill College and Professor Richard Toye of the University of Exeter.

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A Veritable Volcano: The Life and Legacy of Admiral Lord Jacky Fisher

A commemoration of the life and legacy of Admiral Lord ‘Jacky’ Fisher (1841-1920) on the centenary of his death.

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The 2020 Roskill Lecture

Professor David Reynolds FBA in full flow on "Yalta at 75: the summit and its legacies".

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Lise Meitner - Celebrating a scientist who never lost her humanity

One-day symposium in January 2019 celebrating the pioneering female scientist who  helped to discover nuclear fission. 

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The 2018 Roskill Lecture

Professor Margaret MacMillan's lecture, 'Reflecting on the Great War Today'.

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What is War today?

This two-day symposium in November 2016 brought together speakers from the worlds of academia, the military, politics and international diplomacy to debate the nature of war today.

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Churchill and Nuclear Weapons: From the A-Bomb to the H-Bomb

What was Churchill’s role in developing nuclear weapons and authorising the use of the atomic bomb? Graham Farmelo, Kevin Ruane & Helen Anne Curry 

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YouTube

There are a number of Archive Centre videos to be found on the College YouTube channel

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YouTube

There are a number of Archive Centre videos to be found on the College YouTube channel

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