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About the case study

The Parliamentary Archives and The Keep worked with students from the Pestalozzi Trust to explore the life and career of Tufton Beamish. Tufton Victor Hamilton Beamish was MP for Lewes (1945-1974).

This project was undertaken by a group of students from Pestalozzi Trust. Participants worked with The Keep and the Parliamentary Archives over a period of two months. During this time, the group had workshops at The Keep, where they were introduced to archival materials and given the opportunity to document their findings.

The group visited Parliament for a day, where they toured the Archives, then attended a workshop at the Archives where they undertook research using records. After these visits, students were encouraged to create a response to their experiences and findings.

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The De Montfort Project is an outreach projectrun by the Parliamentary Archiveswhichexplores the life and impact of local MPs and Peers on both their local area and at Parliament.

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