City Archivists Group meeting – The Globe Theatre, 6th December

CITY ARCHIVISTS GROUPS

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The Globe Theatre, 6th December 2017

Members of the City Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at the Globe Theatre on Wednesday 6th December at 2.30pm, hosted by Victoria Lane, Archivist.

The programme is as follows:

2.20 – 2.30pm – arrive at the Globe

2.30 – 3.30pm  – Talk from the collections team on the collections, library and moving image archive

3.30 – 3.50pm – Talk from Miranda Fay-Thomas on her project to create data for a free online resource for plays (other than Shakespeare) that have featured in the Globe’s ‘Read Not Dead’ event series

3.50 – 4.20pm – Talk from Tracey Hill about the Records of Early English Drama project and the forthcoming volume ‘civic London 1558-1642’

4.20 – 5pm – Tour of the Globe Exhibition

We will aim to finish up by 5.15pm where we will reconvene and retire to the Swan for a drink.

We will meet at the Stage Door entrance on New Globe Walk at 2.20pm.  If you would like to attend, please let me know by 29th November 2017.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

 

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AMARC Autumn meeting 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group may be interested in attending the next AMARC meeting at the British Library on 6th November, the subject of which is tracing art through archives. If you would like to attend, please contact AMARC organisers or go to tinyurl.com/AMARCLondon2017
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City Archivists Group meeting – Tower of London, 25th September

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The Tower of London, 25th September 2017

Members of the City Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at the Tower of London on Monday 25th September at 3pm, hosted by Toby Wheeler, Tower of London Chapel Administrator, and Tom Drysdale, Archivist.

The programme is as follows:

15:00 – 16.30 – Tour of the Chapel of St John the Evangelist and a look around the Royal Armouries and White Tower with Toby Wheeler and session in the Waterloo Block with Tom Drysdale. The group will be split in two for this part of the visit to accommodate numbers and each half will last about 45 minutes.

16:30 – 17:10 (approx) – Self guided tour of the Crown Jewels

17:10 – 17:30 – A look at the burial and baptismal registers going back to 1554 and a look at the Crypt of the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

17:30 – 18:00 – A brief talk about the history of St Peter ad Vincula and a look around the Chapel with Toby Wheeler

We will aim to wind up the meeting by 6pm where we will adjourn for an informal gathering at the ‘Hung, Drawn and Quartered’.

We will meet at the Middle Drawbridge at 2.50pm where we will be met by Toby and Tom.  If you would like to attend, please let me know by 21st September 2017. Due to space, numbers are limited to 25.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

CITY, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE ARCHIVISTS GROUPS – 4th July

CITY, OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE ARCHIVISTS GROUPS

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St. John’s College, Oxford, 4th July 2017

Members of the City, Oxford and Cambridge Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at St. John’s College, Oxford on Tuesday 4th July at 10.30am, hosted by Michael Riordan, Archivist at St. John’s College. The theme of the meeting is ‘Five Centuries of Oxford College Architecture’.

The programme is as follows:

10.30am          Arrive; coffee

11.00am          Session 1

Julian Reid (Corpus/Merton), ‘The best-laid plans: designing a Tudor college’

Robin Darwall-Smith (All Souls/Jesus/Univ.), ‘Benefactions, fund-raising, Civil War and Commonwealth: University College tries to build a quadrangle’

12.00pm          Tour of St. John’s College

1.00pm            Sandwich lunch

2.00pm            Session 2

Judith Curthoys (Christ Church), ‘The great rebuilding: Christ Church ups its game’

Oliver Mahony (LMH/St Hilda’s) and Anne Manuel (Somerville), ‘The “Wrennaissance” – colleges for women at Oxford’

3.00pm            Tea

3.30pm            Session 3

Richard Allen (St. Peter’s), ‘St Peter’s Unbuilt’

Michael Riordan (Queen’s/St. John’s), ‘The Beehive: conservatism and radicalism in post-war St. John’s’

4.30pm            Closing remarks

5.00pm            Formal finish

We will aim to wind up the meeting by 5pm where we will adjourn for an informal gathering at the Lamb & Flag.

We will meet at St. John’s College, Oxford at 10.30am. When you arrive, please report to the porters lodge and ask for directions. If you would like to attend, please contact Michael Riordan directly at michael.riordan@queens.ox.ac.uk.

 

City Archivists Group meeting – St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum, 24th April

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St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum, 24th April 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum on Monday 24th April at 2.45pm, hosted by Kate Jarman, Deputy Archivist. The programme is as follows:

14.45-15.00 – arrive at Peggy Turner Room, North Wing, SBH. Welcome with tea and coffee

15.00-15.20 – short talk on the history of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the archives

15.20-15.45 – visit to St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum

15.45-16.00 – archive display in Peggy Turner Room

16.00-16.20 – talk on researching the Great Fire of London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and other city archives, by Hazel Forsyth, Senior Curator, Medieval & Post-Medieval, Museum of London

16.20-16.45 – questions and any other business

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 4.45pm where I hope you will join for a drink at the Rising Sun, Cloth Fair.

Attendees should come into the North Wing through the door from the main hospital square marked ‘Archives, Clerk’s House’, and the Peggy Turner Room is directly ahead on the ground floor.

If you would like to attend, please let me know by 20th April 2017.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

Gerald Aylmer Seminar – 24th February 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group might be interested in attending this year’s Gerald Aylmer seminar at the Institute of Historical Research which is taking place on 24th February.  This year, the Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2017 will consider the role of archives in higher education teaching. Following the keynote by Professor Jo Fox, the seminar will offer three themed sessions in which speakers will address issues from multiple archival and scholarly perspectives. Session one ‘creator as teacher’ focuses on an established collaboration between archivists and academics based on the works of John Ruskin, who left his extensive collection with the specific aim of it being used as a resource for educating future generations. Other speakers will reflect on their innovative teaching practices involving archival material, including the use of digital collections and data sets, and the ways archivists can take an increasingly active role in shaping students’ engagement with archival collections.

The seminar is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required. Please click on the link above for further details and to book your place.

City Archivists Group meeting – Middle Temple, 11th January

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Middle Temple Archives, 11th January 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at Middle Temple on Wednesday 11th January at 2.30pm, hosted by Lesley Whitelaw, Archivist. The programme is as follows:

2.20 – 2.30pm – Guests arrive at Middle Temple Hall where they will be met by Lesley.

2.30 – 3pm – Tour of Middle Temple Hall and Bench Rooms

3 – 3.30pm – Tea break

3.30 – 4pm – Talk from Sally Smith QC, on her research into the papers of Sir Charles Gill (1851-1923), barrister, recorder of Chichester and member of Middle Temple

4 -5pm – Tour of the Middle Temple Archives and Conservation studio, with a display of highlights from the collection

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 5pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street.

We will meet at Middle Temple Hall, Middle Temple Lane, London EC4 9AT at 2.30pm. When you arrive, please wait in the courtyard outside the main entrance to the Hall. If you would like to attend, please let me know by 9th January 2017.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

 

City Archivists Group meeting – Leathersellers’ Hall, 10th October

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Leathersellers’ Company Archives, 10th October 2016

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at the new Leathersellers’ Hall on Monday 10th October at 3pm, hosted by Jerome Farrell, Archivist. The programme is as follows:

3 – 3.15pm – Guests arrive at reception where they will be met by Jerome.

3.15-4pm – Talk from Jerome about the Leathersellers’ Company and its Archives followed by a tour of the building

4 – 4.15pm – Display of items from the Leathersellers’ Archives

4.15-4.30pm – Tea break

4.30 – 5pm – ‘Recent advances in corporate archives’ – Talk from Alex Ritchie, Business Archives Advice Manager at the National Archives, looking at the contrast between old and new models of corporate archives, the challenges which currently face archivists of business collections and how these issues and developments tie in with national strategy.

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 5pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Lamb in Leadenhall Market.

We will meet at Leathersellers’ Hall, 7 St Helen’s Pl, London EC3A 6AB at 3pm. When you arrive, please report to reception. Please remember that places are limited to 20 for this visit so if you would like to attend, please let me know by 6th October.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

City Archivists Group meeting – Bank of England, 5th August

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Bank of England Archives, 5th August 2016

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at the Bank of England Archives on Friday 5th August at 1pm, hosted by the Bank of England Archive team.

The programme is as follows:

1pm – 1.30pm – Welcome; brief history of the Bank of England; overview of the Archive service

1.30pm – 2.15pm – Tour of the Archive and items from the collection

2.15 – 2.30 – Break

2.30-2.50 – Mike Anson, Archive Manager – Using the Bank of England Archive for research

2.50 – 3.10pm – Presentation about the Bank’s Information Centre (Library)

3.15pm – 4pm – Tour of the Bank of England Museum

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 4pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Counting House

We will meet at the main entrance of the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8AH at 1pm. When you arrive, please report to reception. For security purposes, please also ensure you bring an official photo ID, for example driving license or passport, otherwise you won’t be able to come in!

Please let me know if you would like to attend by Wednesday 3rd August

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist and Records Manager, Lincoln’s Inn Library, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3TN or email robert.athol@lincolnsinn.org.uk

City, Cambridge and Oxford Archivists Group joint meeting – 28th June

CITY, CAMBRIDGE AND OXFORD ARCHIVISTS GROUPS

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Trinity College, Cambridge 28th June 2015

Members of the City, Cambridge and Oxford Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at Trinity College, Cambridge on Tuesday 28th June at 1.30pm, hosted by Adam Green, Archivist at Trinity College. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Domestic Life in College’ and presentations will focus on the lives of non-academic members of the Colleges and domestic arrangements in Colleges.

The programme is as follows:

1.30 – 2pm – Guests arrive at Trinity College and report to the porters lodge where they will be directed to the Old Combination Room.  Directions can be found here

2.00-2.20pm Talk from Adam Green, Trinity College, ‘The Provision of Food and Drink at Trinity College in the Early Modern Period’
2.25-2.45pm Talk from Patricia McGuire, King’s College,  on the lives of servants in King’s College
2.50-3.10pm Talk from Susan Webb and Anna Crutchley, Jesus College, on scrapbooks from the daughters of Dr Morgan, Master of Jesus (1885-1912).
3.10-4.00pm Tea and tours of the College
4.00-4.30pm Short presentations on aspects of College domestic life by Elizabeth Stratton (Selwyn College), Rebekah Johnston (Cambridgeshire Archives), Lizzy Ennion-Smith (St. Catharine’s College).
4.30pm Closing remarks

We will aim to wind up the meeting by 5pm at the latest where we hope you will join us for a drink at a local pub.

We will meet at Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ between 1.30pm and 2pm. When you arrive, please either make your own way to the Old Combination Room or go to the porters lodge for directions.

If you would like to attend, please contact Adam Green at Trinity directly (acg44@cam.ac.uk) prior to the 14th June.