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'The independent voice for archives in our capital city. Archives for London (AfL) brings together everyone interested in archives in or about London – users, practitioners and enthusiasts. Through the passion, experience and expertise of our members and guests we help people get more out of the documents, photographs and films that make up our capital’s rich archival heritage ... We welcome everyone who is passionate about London’s archives. AfL members include family and local historians, professional and amateur researchers, academics and students and anyone working with archives such as archivists, conservators, local history librarians and records managers ... Archives for London helps members get more out of London’s archives through an exclusive programme of seminars, our annual conference and other events.'

Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW) was established in May 1995 as a representative body for institutions and organisations all over Wales involved with caring for archives.’ The Website provides listings of the ‘latest events being arranged by archive services in Wales’.

'The Bodleian Libraries is the library service supporting the University of Oxford ... Libraries in the Bodleian Libraries group include the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; as well as 27 other libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries ... The Bodleian Libraries are also a key part of Oxford’s cultural community and leads an exciting programme of public exhibitions and events to engage communities with our collections ... The Friends of the Bodleian are invited to a lively programme of lectures, exhibitions and concerts designed to explore and enjoy the Libraries’ holdings.'

'We are the national library of the United Kingdom and give access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection. We provide information services to academic, business, research and scientific communities ... The inherent cultural and artistic value of the Library’s collections is beyond price. Our challenge over the coming years however, is to help even more people discover and enjoy our exhibition and events programme, and to be even more creative and diverse in the range of artistic experiences we commission and co-create. We want the Library to be a hub of ideas, debate, discussion, dialogue and experimentation. We also want to expand and improve our galleries and share our collections with wider audiences.'

‘A Society for those with an interest in books, libraries and information. Members enjoy a varied programme of talks, visits and social events at roughly monthly intervals.’

‘The Friends are the Library’s largest community of supporters and are open to anyone who loves the Library, wants to give something back, or contribute to its collections and heritage ... To thank you for your support the Library offers Friends a special programme of events and benefits, giving you the chance to see behind the scenes and enjoy and learn about the Library's collections.’

'Your doorway to a world of fact and fiction, literary culture and heritage, study, leisure pursuits and information, shared interests, common goals, inspiration and ideas, hospitality, companionship, conviviality and refreshment ... The Independent Libraries Association was founded in 1989 to further the conservation, restoration and public awareness of a too little known but significant section of our cultural heritage. It aims to develop links between its constituent members by means of co-operative agreements, newsletters, social gatherings, seminars, workshops and meetings.'

'Members have access to over a million books and periodicals, a superb online offering and an unforgettable building in beautiful St. James's Square. 7,000 members, including some of the most familiar names in the literary world, find the Library’s resources invaluable. We would love you to join them ... We have an active programme of talks and events with paid-for talks for members and non-members in the Reading Room and regular free events in the 6th floors members' suite.'

'London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is owned, funded and managed by the City of London Corporation on behalf of London and the nation. It is London’s archive service, collecting, preserving, celebrating and sharing the stories of London and Londoners and its many communities through collaboration, innovation and learning. It is responsible for 100 kilometers of the capital’s documentary heritage dating from 1067 to the present day, from parchment rolls to digital files .... London Metropolitan Archives continues to host events including talks and workshops, as well as our regular LMA Book Group and LGBTQ+ History Club.'

'We hold a range of events, from free public talks on records of interest, to training courses for archivists and academics.' The Friends of The National Archives organize 'special Friends-only events, including behind-the-scenes tours and visits to historic buildings and collections' - as well as occasional lectures.

'Surrey History Centre in Woking collects and preserves the records of Surrey's past and present, documenting the story of the county and its people from the 12th century to the 21st century. Visiting the centre to use our collections is free, staff are always happy to offer advice, and we have a busy programme of exhibitions, talks and events.'

'We care for Worcestershire’s past for the benefit of present and future generations, continuously increasing and enhancing our resources. We are always looking for new ways to develop to increase access to our collections and work to involve people in archives and archaeology through community engagement.'

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'Working people have always struggled to get their voices heard. The Working Class Movement Library is a treasure trove with records of over 200 years of organising and campaigning by ordinary men and women ... We’re a living collection, growing all the time with fascinating donations from campaigners, activist groups and unions ... Our online talks are uploaded each week onto our YouTube channel so you can watch them at your leisure if you can’t catch them live. There are also films of work we have done with young people over the years to help bring our collection to life.'

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