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Exhibitions & events

Photograph of Ben Tillett with soldiers on the Western Front, 1918

Current exhibition:

War and Peace

22 July - 20 September 2019

Commemorating the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, an exhibition of archives on the First World War and its aftermath. The Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany, was signed on 28 June 1919. The war, which began on 28 July 1914 (with the United Kingdom declaring war on 4 August) and was suspended by the armistice on 11 November 1918, had cost 17½ million lives, led to the collapse of four empires, and changed the face of warfare and the world forever.

Our exhibition space is open to all visitors.

Past exhibitions:

Missed our past exhibitions? Online versions of some are available through our website.

Past events:

Crafting Resistance: The art of Chilean political prisoners

An exhibition co-curated by Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, University of London, and Gloria Miqueles, Chilean ex-political prisoner, held at the MRC between 30 October - 17 November 2017.

Open Education Series

The Open Education Series was a monthly series of events organized by students at the University of Warwick on topics that have been mostly excluded or challenge the Eurocentric academic curriculum. The series utilised the resources of the MRC, a unique archive housing primary sources on modern British social, political and economic history and allowed for attendees to engage with original source material.

Archives Alive

A project that involved working with local schools to develop pupils' research skills and encourage them to engage with primary sources.