UK Archives

The Importance Of Preserving LGBTQ History

Vicky Iglikowski | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Vicky Iglikowski

"I have only been queer since I came to London... before then I knew nothing about it" This surprisingly open expression of a queer identity and its ...

The National Museum For African American History And Culture: Through a Black-British lens

Paul Reid | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Paul Reid

The struggle to establish Black Cultural Archives took over three decades. The NMAAHC in the United States has been 100 years in the making; however the feat has left me with an indelible mark of what is possible for Black-led organisations here; but there are some major lessons to learn to make our own mark...

Queen's Speech On Brink Of 'WW3'

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

They might have been the final words ever addressed by Queen Elizabeth II to her nation. With Britain on the brink of annihilation at the hands of ...

'Not Google Waving, but Drowning?': Digital Literary Archives

Jamie Andrews | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Jamie Andrews

Many emails now being created, and thus potentially archived by libraries, are the contemporary equivalent not of paper letters, but of phone calls - which, with few exceptions, were unrecorded, and really were lost to history.

PICTURES: How Times Have Changed...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

For many students, the checklist of what gadgets to take to university will include laptops, televisions, iPods and cameras - a far cry from the pen a...

Watch: Retro Fresher Welcome Video From 40 Years Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A video has emerged on the internet of a university's fresher welcome video... from 1972. The video was made by the University of Manchester Instit...

Who Do You Think You Are?

Andrew Wigley | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK
Andrew Wigley

"Who Do You Think You Are" not only shines a light on an individual's family fortunes it also showcases the repositories of celebrities' secrets, the UK's network of libraries and archives. And the crown jewel in that network is the National Archives, in my book one of our greatest and yet unsung institutions.