Report back: BRA FORUM 26 November 2019

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 ...

Read More


The winners of the 2019 Janette Harley Prize were announced following BRA's AGM and Maurice Bond Lecture held on 13 November. We are most grateful to our Patron, Lord Salisbury, for presenting the certificates. The joint winners were Dr Hannah Leah Crummé of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, and Dr Lucy Munro of King’s College, London, for their book Shakespeare on the Record: Researching an Early Modern Life. Three other entries were Highly Commended: Dr Keagan Brewer and Dr James Kane, of the University of Sydney, Australia, for their book, The Conquest ...

Read More


Sadly we are about to say thank you and goodbye to our current Reviews Editor, Neil Murphy, whose new role as head of department is making it more difficult to carve out enough time for Archives. This is a voluntary position, but necessary expenses are covered. Our Editor Ruth Paley would be delighted to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking over the role - please contact her at if you would like to find out more.

Read More