The National Archives Podcast Series

The National Archives Podcast Series

Annual Digital Lecture 2020: The death of anonymity in the age of identity

The global datafication of economy, society and politics has rendered humans into constellations...

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Cholera! Public health in mid-19th century Britain

The 1848-1849 cholera epidemic in England and Wales was described by a government report as if a...

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The rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Emeritus Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford...

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Who dares wins: Britain 1979-1982

In this talk to mark the latest volume of his epic history of post-war Britain, television...

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Rebecca Gowers and The Scoundrel Harry Larkyns

Rebecca Gowers uncovered a fascinating story within her family tree – that of Harry...

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Trevor Barnes and Dead Doubles

Trevor Barnes is the author of a new study of one of the Cold War’s most notorious spy...

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Nancy Astor: First steps towards a better balanced world

Opening up the electorate in 1918 to some women voters naturally triggered a conversation about...

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Dermot Turing and The Codebreakers of Bletchley Park

In this ‘Meet the Author’ event (recorded over Zoom), Dermot Turing discusses his...

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Hidden Love: LGBTQ+ lives in the archives

The National Archives’ collections offer a valuable insight into how the government...

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Introduction to Discovery – The National Archives catalogue

Matt Norman talks to Chrissy Peters about Discovery – the online catalogue for The National...

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Introduction to birth, marriages and death registers in England and Wales

Matt Norman talks to Keith Mitchell about civil registration – the system for recording...

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