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Archives Centre: Image of the Month

A rare photograph of Churchill about to take to the air for a flying lesson in about 1914.

Archives Centre: Image of the Month

an illustrated letter sent from the Western Front during the First World War by Jack Churchill

How to scare an archivist

The papers of Neil Kinnock, former Leader of the Labour Party, now Baron Kinnock of Bedwellty, were the most daunting thing I've ever faced as an archivist.

The Discovery and Significance of the George Pitt-Rivers Papers

For more than five decades following his death in 1966, Pitt-Rivers was almost entirely forgotten to historians.

Release of 1980 Thatcher material

The Archives Centre recently opened up nearly 30,000 pages of Margaret Thatcher's personal and political papers for 1980. The papers are owned for the Nation by the Margaret Thatcher Archive Trust which has been very committed to supporting access to a rolling programme of openings in the papers (broadly in line with the current thirty-year rule).