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The Record Office is CLOSED until further notice

Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers is our top priority. In line with national guidance and government recommendations we have taken the decision to close the record office until further notice. We will not be able to undertake research or give collections advice at this time. We will put any further updates about the service on our website. We’re encouraging all our customers to stay safe in these unprecedented times by keeping up to date with the latest government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Record Office Staff Talks

Special Subject Talks by Record Office Staff

  1. The Work of the Record Office: an introduction to the office and its sources (held at the Record Office to show the range of resources, public search rooms and procedures and strongroom – time permitting).
  2. Church Monuments of Leicestershire and Rutland
  3. Sir Thomas Shirley and the great Shirley pedigree
  4. The Leicestershire Regiment and Ladysmith (Boer War)
  5. The Crimean War and Leicestershire
  6. Leicester’s Unemployed March to London, 1905
  7. Honest Men but Destitute – the plight of Leicestershire’s Framework Knitters
  8. Elizabeth Heyrick – An Uncompromising Friend of Liberty
  9. Burning Passions – The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in Leicestershire
  10. The Census – people count
  11. The Life and Times of Richard III
  12. Tales of the Titanic
  13. Data Protection for Community Groups
  14. The Base Hospital – The 5th Northern General Hospital, Leicester & its satellites, 1909-1918
  15. Passing Muster – The Leicestershire Militia, c. 950-1939
  16. Death, Disease & Data Protection – hospital and asylum archives in the Record Office
  17. Know Your Place – local maps in the Record Office
  18. Maps for Family History