Please see below for details of various events and visits for 2018/2019 relating to the Friends and The National Archives.

Friends’ End-of-Year Event, Thursday 13 December 2018 at 5pm, in the Events Space, Kew

This is our end-of-year event to thank volunteers and staff for their support. There will be a buffet followed by a talk:

Thunder and Lightning: The Blitz on Berlin in World War II at Ground Zero and in the Ionosphere.

Our guest speaker is Patrick Major, Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading.  He is a specialist in the history of modern Germany, the World Wars, the Cold War, film history and popular cultural history.

Drawing on the collections held at TNA he will discuss the Air Battle of Berlin and Operation Thunderclap, the plan to hit the government district of Berlin to precipitate a political collapse in the wake of D-Day. He will conclude by highlighting the collaborative research project examining the effect of the bombing on the ionosphere.

Please apply online at Eventbrite (see link on booking form), or download and print the booking form and leave with full details in the red box in the Friends’ Lounge or hand to the recruiting team at Kew.

Friends’ Visits 2019

The Friends’ visits programme for 2018 is now completed. Information about the new programme throughout 2019 will be available here in Spring 2019.

Friends’ Annual General Meeting 2019

The Friends’ Annual General Meeting for 2019 will take place at the Events Space, The National Archives, Kew on Tuesday 25 June 2019. More information about the AGM will be issued in Spring 2019.