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The MRC@50

The MRC@50

Celebrating 50 years of the
Modern Records Centre

Listen again! 'The MRC at 50 celebratory symposium'

On Wednesday 20 September 2023, we held a fantastic celebratory symposium, featuring talks from students, early career researchers, and senior academics. Topics included Higher Education, Latin America, trades unions in Britain and abroad, healthcare, and cycling.

You can listen to recordings of the talks and find out more about the special journal issue we are currently producing!

The MRC in 50 Objects

Modern Records Centre exhibition space, mid-September to mid-December.

Visit during our opening hours to see the documents chosen by researchers and staff to celebrate the MRC and its collections, and pick up a free catalogue whilst you're here.

Can't make it? See all 50 objects through our online exhibition.


Listen again! 'Commemorating British Labour History: Foundations and Future Plans'

If you missed our joint seminar with the South Wales Miners Library and the Marx Memorial Library on 6 July, you can now listen to the recording online!

Hear more about the histories, current work and future plans of three labour movement archives, each marking a key anniversary this year.