The Silken Paper Trail: Openness and the national collective memory
Friday, 22 June 2012 at 17:30 (BST)
Join distinguished historians Professor the Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield and Professor Lisa Jardine CBE at The National Archives for an evening of discussion, to explore the value of our archival heritage and to consider why ‘sustaining the collective memory of the nation is a first-order requirement’.
Lord Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and President of the Friends of The National Archives.
Professor Jardine is Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, and a non-executive director of The National Archives.
This free event will be jointly hosted by The National Archives and the Friends of The National Archives.
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Light refreshments will be served from 17:30, the event will start at 18:00.
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The National Archives
The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales. We are the guardians of some of our most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years.
The National Archives' collection of over 11 million historical government and public records is one of the largest in the world. From Domesday Book to modern government papers and digital files, our collection includes paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings.