Students in the Archives Centre

EDUCATION

The wide-ranging collections held at Churchill Archives Centre are a valuable resource for students at all levels.

About

The wide-ranging collections held at Churchill Archives Centre are a valuable resource for students at all levels. Our focus is on 20th century history but we also hold material which could be used by students of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, or the history of science.

 

Visiting

Visiting students can assimilate evidence from our historical sources and assess their reliability and value. We are happy to welcome individual students pursuing projects or teachers researching material for use in the classroom.

A prior appointment is required, please contact us on archives@chu.cam.ac.uk or phone 01223 336087.

 

Groups

The Archives Centre is currently limiting the number of tours and group visits it can offer. We will prioritise educational groups. For more information email Dr Amanda Jones.By prior arrangement, group visits for school parties can be arranged. Such tours are particularly relevant to GCSE and A’ Level history students and feature:

  • A ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Centre.
  • Practical guidance on how to use primary sources for research.
  • An insight into the work of the Archives Centre and its collections.
  • Displays of archive material from the Churchill Papers and other collections, drawing on material dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries and tailored to reflect the periods studied in the classroom.
  • School parties can also visit the exhibitions outside Cambridge

Guides to using archives

Find out how best to make use of digital and traditional archives below:

Practical guidelines on using primary sources

Advice for students on using archives

Education resources

Some useful resources for schools and history students.

Useful links 

For further information, please contact Katharine Thomson