Past Events

Winners of the 2023 Janette Harley Prize announced

The British Records Association is delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Janette Harley Prize. The Prize is shared between two entries as follows: Dr Ian Forrest and Christopher Whittick (translators and editors), for The Visitation of Hereford Diocese in 1397 (Canterbury & York Society, vol. CXI, 2021) Dr Imogen Peck (Birmingham University), for "‘Of no sort of use’?: Manuscripts, Memory, and the Family Archive in Eighteenth Century England" (Cultural and Social History, vol. 20:2 for 2023, pp.183-204), and the accompanying blog series and online ...

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Distilling the Archives – A review

Review by Matthew Abel I was privileged to be awarded the free place at this year’s British Records Association (BRA) conference, Distilling the Archives: The Records of the Drinks Industry in the UK, held in London on 5 October. I am not a BRA member and this was my first time attending a BRA event, but the theme appealed to me as I am writing a history of the former Ind Coope brewery in Romford, East London - the town where I grew up and where I had my first experience of heritage work in the local museum which now occupies part of the old brewery site. I hoped that ...

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Conference Programme Released

The British Records Association’s Annual Conference 2023 focusses on the rich archival resources of the Drinks Industry in the UK. It will take place on Thursday 5th October, 9.30-17.00 at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. The conference will cover topics such as: The Government and Wine Drinks industry archives at the Modern Records Centre Warwick University Brewery records at London Metropolitan Archives The Brewers’ Company British Brewers as patrons of the arts Connections between the UK brewing industry and contempor...

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