Past Events


MANORIAL DOCUMENTS: PAST, PRESENT AND INTO THE FUTURE ONE-DAY CONFERENCE 25 September 2018

Registration is now open for the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) one-day conference: Manorial Documents: past, present and into the future on Tuesday 25 September at The National Archives. The event is open to all including academics, researchers and archivists. This conference is a collaborative event between the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) Advisory Panel and The National Archives, and its purpose is: to promote the Manorial Documents Register as a valuable research tool; to begin to explore its research potential; and to inspire inter-disciplinary ...

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Recovering the 19th Century Penal Landscape 6 July 2018

BRA members are warmly invited to attend the launch of a new electronic resource on the history of the prison. The resource contains details of nearly 850 local prisons, lock ups, convict prisons and convict hulks that existed in 19th century England, together with a list of all the surviving archives identified within local record offices and The National Archives. The launch will take place on 6 July 2018 at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham. The event is free to attend, but places are limited; please see the programme below for details of how to book, or ...

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Visit to Lambeth Palace Gardens and the Garden Museum 1 June 2018

A few places are still remaining for our visit to Lambeth Palace and the Garden Museum Lambeth. We will meet at the main gate of Lambeth Palace at 11am and be given a Library tour and overview of their archive collections, and a display of archives in the Great Hall, as well as brief introductions from the Conservation and Printed Books teams on their work. Please note the tour will involve climbing a medieval spiral staircase for which there is no alternative step-free access. There will then be the opportunity to walk in the Palace gardens which are open from 12 ...

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