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Following the success of last year's Local History Week, the Historical Association is co-ordinating a Local History Month in May, encompassing Museums and Galleries Month. To promote your event on the HA website,, email:

London Metropolitan Archives is holding an ASA-level history conference at 40 Northampton Road, London EC1, March 26. Students will explore original documents and research techniques, the nature of historical interpretation and the issues behind preserving the memory of society. Career opportunities will also be discussed. An archive summer school for teachers will be held at the same venue, July 10-11. Tel: 020 7332 3851.

The National Archives, aka the Public Record Office, runs many events including regular costumed tours of the education and visitor centre; "Behind the Scenes: 100 miles in 60 minutes" (the PRO's archive contains 100 miles of shelving); conferences and lectures. Forthcoming exhibitions include "Elizabeth I", March 8-June 11, and "They can't get on without us", June 21-September 20, which explores the many roles of women during World Wars I and II. The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Surrey.

Tel: 020 8876 3444; Tel: Interpretation Team, 020 8392 52025353


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