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Archives for London is the independent voice for archives in the Capital.
We are a membership organisation for people who use and work with historic documents, films and photographs in or about London.
AfL brings together people who are passionate about archives of the UK's capital city to sharing news and ideas and different perspectives on how archives can benefit and contribute to all our lives.
Through our exclusive programme of seminars, behind the scenes visits, our newsletter and annual conference we help unlock the potential within London's archives.

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Seminars and 'behind the scenes' visits are held monthly, but please get in touch anytime with queries or news relevant to archives in and about London.

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The thin red streak: the histories of The Times’ War Correspondents

  • 1 May 2014 6-7:30pm

Read all about it! Anne Jensen, archivist at News UK (formerly New International), will speak to us in May about the challenges faced by The Times’ War Correspondents, from the Crimean War in 1854 to present day.

From the writing of a story in the field to its publication in the newspaper there is often a lot of drama. War correspondents have lied, smuggled, bribed and pleaded to get their dispatches to their editors by post, ship, runner, telegraph, phone, balloon, and pigeon.

The archive of The Times is full of documents telling these stories which Anne will use to illustrate her talk

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


London Metropolitan Archives
Huntley Room
40 Northampton Road,


Advance booking is essential. Please guarantee your place by contacting e: t: 020 7332 3879

This seminar is free to all AfL members, non-members £5 (payable on the door).



1914-1918: ‘The Endlessly Significant Tale’

  • 7 May 2014 2:15-6pm
  • 21 May 2014 2:15-6pm

Throughout 2014, Archives for London is exploring how the early 20th century encompassed decades of change. Poet and author Edward Blunden’s reflection that the First World War was ‘the endlessly significant tale’ provides the context for our two half-day conferences that examine how the war changed lives.

7 May - impact on daily life, expert speakers include Dr Andrea Tanner on retail and trade, Robert Jeffries on the Police, Simon Carter on St Paul’s Cathedral and the place of religion and Robert Curphey of Lord’s Cricket Ground on sport.

21 May – long term impact on the professions, with speakers such as Dr Rosemary Wall on nursing and Anne Locker on networks of women engineers and scientists.

The conference complements the exhibition ‘The Most Stupendous Struggle’ featuring archive collections held by King’s College London.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15


Kings College, Maughan Library, Weston Room
Chancery Lane


One Day : £10 (AfL member); £15 (non members)
Two Days: £17 (AfL member); £25 (non members)