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Talk, Wed 19 Jun 2019

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The National Archives

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Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

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The novels of John le Carré have always sought to represent a seamier side to the world of espionage and the supposedly ‘glamorous’ life of a spy.

Here, Dr Sam Goodman explores what le Carré’s novels say about Britain and Britishness in a time of declining international authority, shifting global politics, and the shadow of the Cold War.

The talk will be followed by a free screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

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Dates Times
Wed 19 Jun 2019 19:00 to 22:00
Our café remains open to the public when there are evening events taking place, serving a range of speciality coffees and teas, cakes, pastries, snacks, sandwiches, beer and wine.

Prices

£9.60 - £12

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

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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