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After nearly five years in the post, Clive Cheesman has stepped down as Chairman of the Friends of The National Archives. Moira Black has been appointed Acting Chair until the AGM in June, when an election will take place.
Tony Wakeford has returned as Editor of Magna and the next issue is due to be distributed in early April, with editions to follow in August and December.
Talks and events
The National Archives holds a range of events, including public talks on records of interest, which are sponsored by the Friends. Find out more about the free series of Writer of the Month talks which the Friends are currently sponsoring.
We also host special evening talks with book signings. These have included author and historian Anne Sebba discussing Wallis Simpson, and Lord Ashdown on the Cockleshell Heroes of the Second World War.
Other events have included talks on the art of Mervyn Peake and the environmental management of archives.
We have held several events in conjunction with other bodies such as the Friends of the Imperial War Museum, both at Kew and at their Lambeth site. These have included talks on the Cold War and the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War.
We also arrange special tours for our members to other institutions, and previous visits have included Bletchley Park and the Colindale Newspaper Library.
Visit to Harrow School
We have arranged a special visit to Harrow School on 3 June 2013. Find out more and book your ticket using the leaflet below:
Friends' visit to Harrow School (PDF, 0.93Mb)
Behind the scenes tours of The National Archives
Behind the scenes guided tours of The National Archives' repositories and Collection Care department run twice a year on the first Tuesday in May and the last Thursday in September. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Behind the scenes tour leaflet (PDF, 0.38Mb)
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