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Save the Worcester Hive Archive.

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Worcestershire County Council intend to cut £405K from their funding of the Hive Archive and Archaeology Department now housed at the Hive: the joint library of the University and County of Worcester. This over 50% cut in funding would be in addition to recently restricted opening hours for the Archive' which is used by students and residents of Worcestershire undertaking research about the county. Such a cut in funding would damage research opportunities for local and family historians, genealogists, and staff and students fro the universities. Indeed it would hinder outstanding research projects undertaken by the University of Worcester at under-graduate, post-graduate and post-Doctoral levels. This archive is also used to aid teaching within the History Subject Area of the University For these reasons it important that these cuts are resisted.

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