Dr Caroline Shenton was Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster, where she worked for eighteen years. Prior to this she was a senior archivist at the National Archives, and she is currently a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society. She has written for the Guardian, The London Review of Books, and reviewed books for The Spectator.
In a race against time while Hitler prepared to invade Poland, some of the greatest treasures of Britain's museums, galleries and libraries were taken to safety. In this intriguing talk, Caroline Shenton will share the interwoven lives of ordinary people who kept calm and carried on in the most extraordinary of circumstances in their efforts to save the Nation's historic identity, dispatching works of art throughout the country on a series of top-secret wartime adventures.