Events and training

We offer a number of options for bringing groups of undergraduate or postgraduate students to The National Archives. To make an enquiry please email us. Requests for group visits should be made at least a month in advance.


Find out more about all of our current events for academic and research communities.

Annual Digital Lecture

Exploration of digital ideas is an important part of our archival work.

Summer Lecture Series

The Summer Lecture Series welcomes a range of leading academic speakers, whose research explores an annual theme and is underpinned by the rich collections held at The National Archives.

Postgraduate archival skills training

The ability to use archives and original documents is a key aspect of academic research across a number of disciplines, but can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task.

Academic student group visits

Bringing a group of university students to The National Archives is a great way to introduce them to using archival collections and original source material as part of their research.

The Gerald Aylmer Seminar

The Gerald Aylmer Seminar is an annual one-day symposium jointly convened by The National Archives, The Royal Historical Society and The Institute of Historical Research.

Big Ideas seminar series

The Big Ideas seminar series is convened by and hosted at The National Archives throughout the academic year.

Digital experimentation workshops

'A safe space to do dangerous things' The National Archives’ Digital Lab is a dedicated environment for experimentation, as we confront our greatest challenge – digital – while also seeking to become a digital archive by instinct and design.

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC)

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC)

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) is an annual conference for the archive, library, museum and academic sectors.