Kate Williams, Amber Butchart, and Mel Backe-Hansen join our 20sPeople season of online talks
Historians and broadcasters Kate Williams, Amber Butchart and Mel Backe-Hansen will all give online talks as part of the season which also features an onsite exhibition at Kew, The 1920s:Beyond the Roar, opening on 21 January.
Kicking-off the talks series on 26 January, historian, author and broadcaster Kate Williams will examine the 1920s as a decade of conflict, creation and change that saw Britain leap forward in some areas but crumble in others.
On 4 February, Mel Backe-Hansen, house historian and co-author of A House
Through Time, will explore a revolution in housing after the First World War as the population demanded better homes, leading to investment into council housing, and changes to mortgages that would extend into the 1930s.
Curator, writer and broadcaster Amber Butchart, who specialises in the cultural and political history of textiles and dress, will explore the shifts that influenced the style of the era on 30 March. She will examine how influences that were shaping the modern world, such as women’s political representation, Hollywood, sporting stars and avant-garde art movements also went on to shape women’s wardrobes in the 1920s.
Kate Williams yesterday said:
“I am fascinated by the 1920s, have researched and written on it, and I am so thrilled to be involved with The National Archives’ Exhibition and Events programme.
“The 1920s was a time when people had to hold on tight, surrounded by change, and reading their letters and documents is such a privilege, hearing the amazing spirit of‘ ’20s men and women.”
Shikha Sharma, Events Manager at The National Archives, yesterday said:
“It is hugely exciting to be able to announce such prestigious names for our online events programme exploring the 1920s.
“By holding these talks online, anyone in the world can register and log on from home to learn more about the time in which our predecessors lived 100 years ago.”
Full details of the events confirmed so far can be found in our 20sPeople online portal.
Join our mailing list to hear first about upcoming events with priority booking.
Latest News from
Records of French Prizes uploaded to Prize Papers portal09/06/2022 09:15:00
Court records, ship’s papers and mail-in-transit revealing the details of French ships captured during the War of the Austrian Succession are now available online for the first time.
The National Archives and Arts Council England embark on a new three-year collaboration17/05/2022 09:15:00
The National Archives and Arts Council England are pleased to announce that they have signed a collaboration agreement until 2024, building on a long history of mutual support.
The National Archives to publish court judgments19/04/2022 13:10:00
The National Archives has today taken on responsibility for the external publication of court judgments, creating the first publicly available government database of judgments.
First MOD service personnel records now available07/04/2022 11:15:00
The first tranche of Ministry of Defence (MOD) service personnel records recently (05 April 2022) made The National Archive’s catalogue and was made available for ordering.
Support for Ukraine25/03/2022 14:15:00
We have all seen the horrific events unfolding in Ukraine. Many of us are looking for different ways to help; as an institution, we are looking at practical ways to help our colleagues in Ukraine preserve their national archival collections that are in peril.
Latest archive accreditation awards25/03/2022 10:43:00
By attaining accreditation, archive services demonstrate that they meet the UK standard for collections management and access to collections, showing resilience and the ability to manage changing circumstances successfully.
Step back in time with our 1920s evening at the 43 Club17/03/2022 16:43:00
Get ready for a trip back to the glitz and glamour of London’s hottest 1920s underground spot, The 43 Club, courtesy of our late event on 20 May.
Prize Papers research portal launched24/02/2022 14:38:00
Court records revealing the details of 1,500 ships captured during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars are now searchable online for the first time.