PAST Skills & Methodology Workshop Modern Overseas at National Archives
Workshop/Course, Tue 7 - Wed 8 Feb 2017
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The Postgraduate Archival Skills Training (PAST) programme offers students a unique opportunity to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to undertake academic research at The National Archives.
This Skills and Methodology Workshop will provide students with the essential skills to identify and access original source material in their field of study. During each session students will receive tuition and guidance on a range of archival research skills from our modern overseas records specialists and undertake practical exercises involving hands-on document work.
|Tue 7 - Wed 8 Feb 2017||09:00 to 16:30|
09:00 Registration and coffee (provided)
09:30 Welcome and introductions
09:45 Discovery: how to use our online catalogue
10:30 Online resources, databases and catalogues
11:30 Practical exercises
12:30 Lunch (provided)
13:15 Foreign Office indexes and registers I
15:00 Foreign Office indexes and registers II
16:30 Document ordering for evening session
16:45 Wrap up and feedback
17:00 Optional practical evening session
19:00 End of day one
Day 2 (Wednesday 8 February)
09:00 Colonial and Dominions Office indexes and registers I
11:00 Colonial and Dominions Office indexes and registers II
12:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 Reading room practical I
15:30 Reading room practical II
16:00 Presentations on research exercises, questions and round up discussions
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Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk
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