Category Archives: The National Archives

A Future Based on the Past: the scholarly and career benefits of studying History at postgraduate level

Why study history at postgraduate level? What do the expert commentators say? Here at Kingston University the History team often point our applicants to a range of sources which explain the huge benefits of postgraduate history, either at taught-course level or … Continue reading

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The National Archives provides first details on new ‘Cold War’ season

The National Archives (TNA), at Kew in south-west London, has provided some preliminary details about its new ‘Cold War’ season, which starts in April, 2019. It will comprise an exhibition, ‘Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed’, together with a varied … Continue reading

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A ‘Fun’ Fad or the Future? Newly-released files show how British government officials remained ambivalent about the internet

It was the dawn of a new age of electronic communication, but British government officials had mixed feelings about the new world wide web when it emerged in the 1990s. Newly-released files made available at the UK’s National Archives at … Continue reading

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Fighting Franco: Commemorating the British volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Eighty years ago this month, on 28th October, 1938, the volunteers of the ‘British Battalion’ joined the other volunteer Battalions of the International Brigades (IB) in Spain and held a poignant farewell parade, which included the transfer of their flags and … Continue reading

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From War to Peace: National Archives announces ‘Great War’ events for last quarter of 2018

The National Archives (TNA), located at Kew in in south-west London, which is the repository of all British government historical records, has just announced its latest exciting round of talks and activities as part of its ongoing centenary programme First World War … Continue reading

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Three Kingston history students win new blogging award

Three undergraduate history students from Kingston University’s History department were rewarded for their very hard work and contributions to the world of history blogs at a recent graduation ceremony. The three students – Timothy Lortal, Kate Riley and Adreanna Uttke … Continue reading

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Subverting the Subversives: Did MI5 infiltrate the British entertainment industry?

New claims have been put forward that the British domestic Security Service, MI5, was not just involved with monitoring and collecting intelligence on political movements and individuals deemed as potential threats to the state in the post-war period, but was … Continue reading

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