National Archives - online events [July - September 2020]

National Archives - online events [July - September 2020]
The National Archives have announced a whole new season of online events:
Including their first ever virtual wine tasting, the return of the extremely popular Top Level Tips webinars and exciting guest speakers. Talks are always free, I have listed the talks and Top Tip webinars below ~ BUT for details of these and much more from the National Archives, sign up for the newsletter or pop along to - 
 
Speakers/talks/times include -
 
We need to buck ourselves up a bit!’: British propaganda of the Second World War:
10 July | 14:00 to 15:00
Katherine Howells examines the development of visual propaganda during the Second World War and tells the stories behind the most famous campaigns and images.
 
Dunkirk: From the archives to Hollywood:
17 July | 14:00 to 15:00
Joshua Levine discusses the many years of historical research and true narrative accounts which he contributed to the story that formed the basis of the 2017 Hollywood screenplay, Dunkirk.
 
Restoring Charles II, 1660:
31 July | 14:00 to 15:00
Neil Johnston charts how Charles II secured his kingdoms and re-established himself and his government across the Stuart territories in 1660, using unique examples from our collection.
 
Bordeaux and the Brits: Online wine tasting:
4 August | 20:00 to 21:00
In our first ever online wine tasting, tutor Pippa Hayward dips into England’s historical involvement with Bordeaux, while showcasing the exciting range of wines that modern Bordeaux produces.
 
The Gin Craze:
8 August | 14:00 to 15:00
Emma Major delivers this highly illuminating talk on 18th Century gin crazes. Meet gin-dispensing cats and Old Toms, as you learn who drank gin and how, and why there was a gin craze.
 
You cannot put stinking fish into beer’: the controversies of brewing science around 1800:
14 August | 14:00 to 15:00
James Sumner (Manchester University) discusses the challenges that brewers faced in promoting new innovations to an often justifiably suspicious public.
 
Audacious raids: Operations Grouse, Freshman, Swallow and Gunnerside:
4 September | 14:00 to 15:00
Juliette Desplat examines the four operations carried out by SOE and the Norwegian Resistance in Norway in 1942-1943, that wrecked Nazi plans for an atom bomb.
 
Out in the City: Queer Club culture in London, 1918–1967:
18 September | 14:00 to 15:00
Victoria Iglikowski-Broad reveals some of the clandestine LGBTQ+ spaces that were raided and closed by police, and the covert methods of communication that had to be relied upon in 1918-1967.
 
Top Level Tips webinars -
 
Top Level Tips: Using Discovery:
14 July | 14:00-14:30
Learn our top tips for using our catalogue, Discovery. Within half an hour you will come away with all of the tools needed to make the most of the catalogue for your research.
 
Top Level Tips: Discovering your local history:
21 July | 14:00-14:30
Join our expert-led webinar that will give you guide you through all the basics to get started with discovering your local history within half an hour.
 
Top Level Tips: Discovering your family history:
11 August | 14:00 to 14:30
Join our expert-led webinar that will give you guide you through all the basics to get started with discovering your family history within half an hour.
 
Top Level Tips: Using Discovery:
18 August | 14:00 to 14:30
Learn our top tips for using our catalogue, Discovery. Within half an hour you will come away with all of the tools needed to make the most of the catalogue for your research.
 
Top Level Tips: First World War army records:
8 September | 14:00 to 14:30
Find out how to start researching First World War army records, or a specific person listed on your local war memorial, in this this short expert-led webinar.
 
Top Level Tips: Using Discovery:
15 September | 14:00 to 14:30
Learn our top tips for using our catalogue, Discovery. Within half an hour you will come away with all of the tools needed to make the most of the catalogue for your research.
 
 
 
Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts