Past Events

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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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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