42 episodes

History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find.

On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives of the UK that takes a closer look at the stories you think you know. At The National Archives, we are the guardians of more than 11 million historical government and public records spanning a thousand years of British history. These original documents hold thousands of incredible stories...if you know where to look.

Follow us on Twitter @UkNatArchives

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History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find.

On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives of the UK that takes a closer look at the stories you think you know. At The National Archives, we are the guardians of more than 11 million historical government and public records spanning a thousand years of British history. These original documents hold thousands of incredible stories...if you know where to look.

Follow us on Twitter @UkNatArchives

    Show Notes: Series 6 - A Social Revolution?

    Show Notes: Series 6 - A Social Revolution?

    20th Century Migration: 1962 – A Social Revolution?

    20th Century Migration: 1962 – A Social Revolution?

    There are over 900 years of immigration records available for research here at The National Archives. Over the next three episodes, we’re exploring the rich history of migration in the 20th century. 
    In 1962, the Commonwealth Immigrants Act limited the freedom of movement for citizens born outside of the UK. In our final episode, we explore the rise of anti-immigrant movements during the 1960s. We then look at anti-racist activism and the formation of the Black Cultural Archives.
    For a transcript and information about the documents used in this episode visit our show notes.
    Listeners, we need your help to make this podcast better! We need to know a bit more about you and what themes you’re interested in. Visit: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ontherecord/

    • 33 min
    Show Notes: Series 6 - Citizenship and Empire

    Show Notes: Series 6 - Citizenship and Empire

    20th Century Migration: Citizenship and Empire

    20th Century Migration: Citizenship and Empire

    There are over 900 years of immigration records available for research here at The National Archives. Over the next three episodes, we’re exploring the rich history of migration in the 20th century. 
    In this episode, we’re looking at two different migration experiences shaped by the British Nationality Act of 1948. For our first story, we explore the challenges faced by those arriving in Britain on board the Empire Windrush. We then follow the story of a young man who leaves Pakistan in search of adventure and opportunity.
    For a transcript and information about the documents used in this episode visit our show notes.

    Listeners, we need your help to make this podcast better! We need to know a bit more about you and what themes you’re interested in. Visit: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ontherecord/

    • 36 min
    Show Notes: Series 6 - A Nation Divided?

    Show Notes: Series 6 - A Nation Divided?

    20th Century Migration: 1914 – A Nation Divided?

    20th Century Migration: 1914 – A Nation Divided?

    There are over 900 years of immigration records available for research here at The National Archives. Over the next three episodes, we’re exploring the rich history of migration in the 20th century.
    This first episode begins with the story of an English woman who loses her citizenship because of who she chooses to marry, and a British citizen arrested because of his country of birth. Then, we uncover the lesser-told story of people leaving Britain for a better life.
    For a transcript and information about the documents used in this episode visit our show notes.

    Listeners, we need your help to make this podcast better! We need to know a bit more about you and what themes you’re interested in. Visit: smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ontherecord/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
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7 Ratings

Sylvan biker ,

On the record The national archives

Well done. Information I never heard before presented w just the right amount of suspense. Well written, story form and extremely engaging. I can only imagine the wealth of information this podcasts has access to for years of enlightening stories. If you love history and inside information this one is for you.

Katey L. ,

Can’t wait!

After hearing the trailer, I cannot wait to hear the first season of this podcast!

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