Blog: Apr 2020

ASWs past and future: a personal reflection

17. April 2020

My diary tells me that Friday 17th April should have been the first day of the 2020 Annual Study Weekend in Leeds. Planning for the conference had taken more than a year and at the last Conference Committee meeting held on March 11th most of the final details were in place and the committee was anticipating another stimulating and informative ASW ahead.

Sadly, as we all know, within a week events had overtaken careful planning and the 2020 ASW had to be postponed for a year due to...

Preserving our heritage, celebrating our history

13. April 2020

Margaret Jones, blog editor for IAML (UK&Irl), asked me some time ago to write a little about the role of IAML Historian, a post to which I was appointed early in 2020. Of course I'm happy to do so. I should point out straightaway, just to avoid any confusion, that this is a role within "big" IAML, i.e. the international body, rather than a UK & Ireland position.

It's quite a new role within the Association; Roger Flury was the first appointee, and since 2014 has carried out...