The Janette Harley Prize was established in 2018 to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives. Entry to the 2020 round is now open, and further details about how to apply can be found here. The closing date for entries is 31 July 2020, and the winner(s) will be announced at a drinks reception following BRA's Annual General Meeting and Maurice Bond Memorial Lecture, to be held on 24 November 2020.
Due to current advice from the UK Government about Covid 19, the British Records Association 2020 Conference has been postponed. We are working with the venue and speakers to work out a new date, and will provide an update once this has been confirmed. Tickets already purchased will still be valid for the rescheduled conference date; refunds will also be available.
The British Records Association (BRA) convened a forum on 26 November for a group of 20 representatives from national archive and research organisations in the UK, to discuss issues around trust in archives and records. This was an opportunity for the BRA, as an independent organisation, to bring together people with knowledge of, and interest in the way information is acquired, held, accessed and used. Within the present climate of cynicism and disbelief about information and indeed in institutions, lies a serious danger that records are no longer recognised as a vital ...