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Exhibitions & events


The Peoples' Health

6 March - 28 April 2018

An exhibition of archives on the birth of the British welfare state - including documents on Lloyd George's "Peoples' Budget" and National Insurance, the Beveridge Report and the foundation of the National Health Service.

The Peoples' Health open evening

24 April 2018

Joint event with People's History of the NHS - find out more about the documents on display in the Peoples' Health exhibition and browse more documents on 20th century British healthcare from the MRC's archive collections.

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.

Community Speaker Series

The Community Speakers Series offered an opportunity for community members, independent scholars, academics, and students to come together to discuss a topic of importance or interest to the local community. Each talk was accompanied by an interactive exhibition of related archival material held at the MRC.

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.