A Report on the 2015 BRA Annual Conference: ‘Archives and Sport’

THE BRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: “‘In a League of their own’: Archives of the History of British Sport and Physical Recreation” The BRA Annual Conference took place on 26th November 2015 at Swedenborg House, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1. Around 40 participants were treated to a fascinating selection of papers about different aspects of the history of British sport. Before the proceedings began, Julia Sheppard, BRA Chair, gave a brief report about the EGM and AGM the previous week, and in particular the momentous vote at the EGM, by a substantial majority, for the BRA to ...

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Extraordinary General Meeting

On Wednesday 18 November at an Extraordinary General Meeting, BRA members voted overwhelmingly (39 to 9 with 2 abstentions) to remain as an independent body and not to dissolve and transfer its assets to the ARA. There was an informed discussion about the proposal to dissolve which demonstrated the strength of feeling for BRA’s aims and objectives ‘to promote for the public benefit the preservation, understanding, accessibility and study of our recorded heritage’. A new set of officers is developing plans for some key changes intended to give the BRA ...

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