The British Records Association is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a new prize, in memory of archivist Janette Harley (1951-2015). Janette was devoted to the BRA, which was a significant help to her during her early career. She remained a member throughout her life. At her death her family fulfilled her wish to bequeath a substantial capital sum to the BRA. This new prize is intended to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives. For more details, please see here.

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Tuesday 14th November 2017 was the 85th anniversary of the day in 1932 when the British Records Association was formally inaugurated, at a meeting of the Conference of Record and Allied Societies. The meeting was presided over by the Master of the Rolls, who still acts as the President of the Association.   The British Records Association took over from the British Record Society its work to promote the preservation, care and availability of private archives, and this early vision continues to guide the Association today. A free booklet produced to mark the ...

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‘Secrets and Lies’ Lecture Series August 2017

This August, The National Archives will be hosting a series of free lectures by leading historians on the topic of suppression, distortion and fiction in past societies. Download the programme here (pdf). Please visit the National Archives web-site to book.

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