We co-host, participate in and provide a range of events, from public talks on records and research, to training courses for archivists and academics.

You can also find information on the range of talks and events held at our Kew site.

Calendar of events

Our records specialists

The National Archives' records specialists are available to speak on a variety of subjects relating to the records held at Kew. Our expert speakers aim to provide advice and guidance to help facilitate the next step in your research.

We can deliver talks to help with your group's projects including researching family history, undertaking a research project focusing on an aspect of local history (such as the names on your local war memorial or the history of the workhouse) or talks about a particular historical period or geographical area.

Our specialist speakers can also advise on links between the collections held at The National Archives and records held locally.

Talks are available on a wide range of subjects including:

  • Using The National Archives website for family history research 
  • Immigration and Naturalisation
  • Tracing battalions or regiments of the British Army during the Great War

But the range of potential subjects is as broad as the collections held at The National Archives, so please contact us for more information.

The basic charge for a talk is £75 plus the speaker's travel expenses. If your local and family history society, U3A, or local community group is interested in booking a talk, please contact us to discuss your groups' requirements and for information on charges via ARKevents@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk.