Friday, 13 May 2016

Has the National Archives stopped producing podcasts?

For the last few years, the National Archives ( in England has been uploading podcast recordings of various lectures and events. However, no lecture recordings appear to have gone online since December 22nd 2015, when Audrey Collins' useful hour long discussion Using the 1939 Register: Recording the UK population before the war was published on the site. Has TNA given up on presenting further podcasts?

The full range of podcasts on the archive's website can be accessed at, in the Audio category, and includes a range of useful lectures and recordings, all highly recommended. Various other media are also presented, including many film recordings that have been added this year.

Note that TNA's equivalent in Northern Ireland, PRONI, also carries recordings of lectures via its excellent YouTube channel at


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