The Mills Archive (which is based in Reading) is running on-line workshops on how to care for your archival collections. These sessions offer useful guidance on how to preserve and organise your records, both old and recent:

Part 1: Caring for Collections Part 1: overview, arrangement, description will be on Saturday 9 March, 2-4pm.

Part 2: preservation and access will be on Saturday 23 March, 2-4pm.

Each workshop costs £25, or if you book both together, it’s only £30 in total. Further information and booking here.


The British Association of Local History (BALH) has teamed up with Pharos Tutors to offer short topic-based online courses on a variety of local and family history subjects. Most courses last four or five weeks and are reasonably-priced at around £60. Further information and booking here. These include two new four-week on-line courses:

Getting Started with Local History, commencing 18 March.

Progressing your Local History Research, commencing 24 June.


The University of Oxford’s Deparment for Continuing Education (OUDCE) offers a number of short (mostly ten-week) history courses. Further details and booking here.

Forthcoming local history course include:

The 12th-Century Renaissance in Oxford – a 10-week on-line course starting 16 April.

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