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More details released on new ‘Cold War’ season at the National Archives

The National Archives (TNA), at Kew in south-west London, has provided some further exciting details about its new ‘Cold War’ season, ‘Britain’s Cold War Revealed’, which starts in April, 2019. The Cold War, which lasted from approx. 1945-1991, was a 46-year stand-off … Continue reading

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Insiders/Outsiders: New nationwide arts festival to celebrate wartime refugees and their cultural creativity

German and Austrian Jews who created art while being held in British internment camps in the early years of World War Two are to be celebrated in a new festival. Details have been announced in the UK of a new … Continue reading

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‘East of Suez’ – Theresa May re-opens Harold Wilson’s imperial closure

A special guest blog by Dr. Neil Partrick  www.neilpartrick Fifty years ago the British Government was struggling with austerity at home and exploring an uncertain international future. Nostalgia for what remained of Britain’s imperialism was not part of the ‘world … 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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Whatever happened to British social democracy? Event and book launch held in honour of David Marquand

At a time of mounting political crisis and division in the country, amidst stalemate over ‘Brexit’, and with the major political parties in Britain seemingly lurching towards the populist extremes, it is worth pausing to reflect on what has happened … Continue reading

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