Past Events

Visit to Eton College Archives, Tuesday 21 June 11.30

Following the fascinating talk at the BRA Conference last November 'We will play with a ball full of wynde': sport at Eton since the 15th century’ which was given by Eleanor Hoare, Eton College Archivist, the BRA has arranged a visit to the College. Eton College was founded by King Henry VI in 1440 for the education of 70 King’s Scholars. In addition to the King’s Scholars housed in ‘College’, there are now over 1200 ‘Oppidan’ boys at the school in 24 other boarding houses, making Eton the largest boarding school for boys in the United Kingdom. The College ...

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Event: Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2016

Fri, 29 Apr at 09:30, London, Greater London The Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2016: The Experience of the Archive By: Institute of Historical Research Location: Wolfson Conference Suite, IHR Registration: 09:30-10:00 This seminar will focus on the critical questions which surround the individual, personal and community experience of the archive and the ways in which that experience affects how the archive is understood and used. Just as the production of the archive is not neutral or static, the use of the archive is a matter not only of the content found ...

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Annual Conference – 26 November 2015

'In a league of their own': archives of the history of British sport and physical recreation Programme 09.45   Registration and coffee 10.15  Welcome Anthony Smith, Chair of the British Records Association 10.20 'We will play with a ball full of wynde': sport at Eton since the 15th century Eleanor Hoare, Eton College Archivist 11.00 'Upon the Elysian Stream': An Oxford College Boat Club's archives and its oarsmen Mark Blandford-Baker, Home Bursar, Magdalen College, Oxford 11.40 Bedford Physical Training College: the female tradition Karen Davies, Archivist, ...

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