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Shakespeare documents recognised by UNESCO International Memory of the World Programme

UNESCO’s International Memory of the World programme has added 90 ‘Shakespeare Documents’ to their register

Tags: famous signatures, famous wills, Shakespeare, unesco

Document release

Prime Minister’s Papers from 1992 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office predominantly covering the year of 1992, and also a selection of files...

Tags: 1992, cabinet office, document release, file release, major, news, prime minister's office, soviet, thatcher

Joint project awarded over £800,000

The National Archives and the University of Leicester have been awarded a grant of £820,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to undertake a...

Tags: arts and humanities research council, Dr Paul Carter, In their own write, MH12, pauper archive collection, Professor Steven King, University of Leicester

Closure of the Information Fair Trader Scheme announced

The National Archives has announced the closure of the Information Fair Trader Scheme (IFTS). Since the first government information trader was accredited...

Tags: Crown copyright, IFTS, information fair trader scheme, Licensing Forum, re-use of public sctor information regulations

Closures over Christmas and the New Year

We will be closed from Saturday 23 December to Wednesday 27 December, and from Saturday 30 December to Monday 1 January inclusive. Find more information...

Citation Capture research project announced

The National Archives, Research Libraries and Jisc are launching a major new research project on academic practice in the citation of UDC repositories.

Tags: academic research, archival research

Booking now open for ‘There will be wings’ conference

On 2 March 2018, The National Archives is hosting ‘There will be wings: the First World War origins of the RAF’ – a one-day conference to mark the...

Tags: academic research, conference, military history

Changes to records details pages in Discovery

Recently we carried out a user research project on Discovery, our catalogue, which identified a number of issues and themes for us to explore further. We...

Tags: catalogue, catalogue enhancement, discovery, user research

Document release

Latest MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 64 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5.

Tags: 1950s, 1960s, document release, espionage, file release, mi5, second world war, security service

A Year in Archives 2017

Today, The National Archives launches A Year in Archives 2017: a publication showcasing the vibrancy and diversity of the archive sector

Tags: a year in archives, archives

New classroom resources for GCSE English Language: People and Places

We have created new classroom resources of photographs to support students in descriptive and creative writing.

Tags: classroom resource, education, GCSE, ks4

Newly Accredited Archive Services

There are now 104 archive services that have achieved Archive Service Accreditation: see the latest cohort.

Tags: accreditation, archive service accreditation

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Previous document releases

Read more about files we've released in previous years.