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Our news feed contains information about new resources, newly catalogued or acquired archive collections, current and upcoming projects and events, and service developments.

Information about past work at the Modern Records Centre is included in our annual reports and information bulletins (available online from 1996/7 to 2016/7). Recordings of several past events are also available - the student-led Open Education Series, 2014-2016, and the schools project Archives Alive, 2016.

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History Club Autumn Term

‘History Club’ is aimed at 16-18 year olds who are studying History (or English, Politics, or any subject really!) and want to learn more about how historical research is done, published, and used.

It is a collaboration between the Modern Record Centre and the Department of History. Every week, we’ll explore a new historical topic by looking at an academic journal article or primary source, and introduce students to the skill of academic reading.

For more information check out our website, email us at or follow us on twitter @warwick_club.

Wed 07 Oct 2020, 13:26 | Tags: Teaching

The Modern Records Centre: partial resumption of service

The Modern Records Centre is now beginning to return to a fuller service. MRC staff are now able to access the building and collections in order to provide a more prompt enquiry and digitisation service. However, we regret that we are unable to provide visiting access for external researchers at the moment. We will endeavour to support remote researchers with advice, information and digitisation of materials as far as possible.

It is intended to reopen, initially for Warwick researchers only, in October. We will publish information about the reopening date and how to book as soon as the arrangements have been confirmed.

More information on the university's current coronavirus policy is available elsewhere on the university website, including the Vice-Chancellor's announcement of the closure and information about how the closure will affect the university library as a whole.

Wed 23 Sep 2020, 15:55

The Pepys of Plaistow

Part of drawing of Cerne Abbas by Frank Patterson

Now available in the Speaking Archives! part of our website: selected readings from the diaries of young Londoner Tom Flinn, cyclist, wireless fan, cultural critic and more besides, 1932-1935.

Thu 27 Aug 2020, 14:27 | Tags: Collections

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