Following the formal adoption of our new Constitution at the AGM on 17 October, a new Council were elected to take forward the strategic direction of BRA and act as Trustees (BRA is a Registered Charity). The new Council are: David Prior (Vice-President); David Robinson (Vice-President); Julia Sheppard (Chair); Penny Baker (Vice-Chair); Janet Foster (Treasurer); Ruth Paley (Editor, Archives); Victoria Northwood (Secretary); Elizabeth Stazicker (Membership Secretary); Katharine Bligh; Stephen Freeth; Serena Kelly; Lady Teviot and Matti Watton.
We are sorry to announce that Brian Smith, a former Vice President of BRA and Secretary of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, died on 3 November. An obituary will appear in a future edition of Archives.
The British Records Association are delighted to announce that the joint winners of the inaugural Janette Harley Prize are Julie Halls and Allison Martino, for their article “Cloth, Copyright, and Cultural Exchange: Textile Designs for Export to Africa at The National Archives of the UK”. The prize was awarded at a reception following the Association’s annual Maurice Bond Lecture, which was this year held at the Postal Museum in London. The lecture was given by Dr Anthea Seles, Secretary General of the International Council on Archives, on the subject of “Trying ...