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Jan 31, 2023

An intriguing look at staff records at one of the grandest stately homes of England. Dr Alexa Frost, archivist at Blenheim Palace, talks us through the staff database project. A long term project unpicking the history of those who have worked at the palace and on the estate. Much of the archive at Blenheim is private...

Jan 23, 2023

Dan Copley (Archivist), Jack Bennett (Archive Intern) and Grace Marks (PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant) from Edge Hill University help us explore the student records and friendship books from the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th Century.

These wonderful records from a time when the...

Jan 16, 2023

David Powell, Archives Manager, talks iconic comics but also gives a rounder view of this long-established Dundee media company world famous for publishing the Beano but less known for its range of local newspapers, magazines such as the People’s Friend (still going) and the teen read of a certain age: Jackie.

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Jan 6, 2023

Mari Takayanagi, Senior Archivist, highlights the stories of suffragettes and suffragists from within the UK Parliamentry Archives. Listen in to find out why Jeremy Corbyn was tiptoeing through parliament with an electric drill and how you get a banner through a metal grill!

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