News and Events

Upcoming events

Event: Getting ready for GDPR


Please join us in central London on 1 March for a training day focusing on the upcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). More details will be posted here as they become available.




ARA South East is looking for a new Events Officer to join our regional Committee.


Are you a good organiser? Would you like to develop your skills in event management and communication? Would you like to raise your profile and gain credits towards ARA Registration or your continued professional development?


If the answer to any of the above is yes, please consider joining ARA South East as an Events Officer! As Events Officer you will be responsible for helping to plan, organise, promote and deliver our regional training events.


To find out more, please visit click on Play your part with the ARA and have a look at the role profiles for Training Officer and Communications Officer (this role encompasses elements of both).


For an informal chat, please contact the Chair, Sarah Gerrard, or any other member of the South East Committee.


Previous events


Please find below slides from our previous training days (where available).


Caring for Collections in Historic Buildings

Arundel Castle, 3 November 2017


Caring for archives in a 500 year old building

Eleanor Hoare, College Archivist, Eton College


Disaster planning: making sure your plan works in practice

Emma Dadson, Harwell Document Restoration Services



Windsor Castle Archives, 20 June 2017



Planning digitisation projects for success

Chris Mumby, Head of Commercial Services, The National Archives



'Know Your Format' Mixed media collections and creative approaches to digitisation part 1, part 2 and part 3

Lisa Chadwick, Access Digital, University for the Creative Arts


Minutes of previous meetings

    • 2017-06-30 held at Windsor Castle Archives
    • 2017-02-27 held at Wessex Film and Sound Archive