Post Office Tower, 1961-1967 (catalogue reference: CM 22/195)

27 February 2014

14:00-15:00

When the Post Office Tower was opened officially on 8 October 1965, it was London's tallest building. It was also seen as symbolising a new, exciting technological revolution and a new spirit of optimism, successfully capturing the public imagination. In this illustrated talk, Mark Dunton will draw on the public records held by The National Archives to explore aspects of the Tower's history, design and construction and its wider significance.

Mark Dunton is Principal Records Specialist in contemporary history and has been National Archives media spokesperson on the annual release of government files under the 30-year rule since 2006. Mark has a BA in History from Exeter University, an MA in Archives and Records Management from University College London and an MA in War Studies from King's College London. His research interests include post-1945 British political, social and economic history and the policies of the Heath government in the early 1970s.

Sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives.

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