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East Midlands

Our Regional Officers with contact details are listed below. Please feel free to make contact with any queries.

 

Chair  

Robin Jenkins

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Long Street, Wigston Magna LE18 2AH

tel:0116 2571080

fax:0116 2571120

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Secretary/Treasurer

Sharon Forman

Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, CV34 4JS 

tel: 07816201931

  

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Communications Officer (Website Co-ordinator/Minutes)

Sarah Colborne

Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham, King's Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR

tel: 0115 9514565

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Training Officer

Stephanie Nield

Leonard Cheshire, Archive Centre, Newlands House, Main Street, Netherseal, South Derbyshire, DE12 8DA

tel: 01283 763951

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New Members Representative

Benjamin Longden

Sheffield Archives,52 Shoreham Street,Sheffield S1 4SP

tel: 0114 2039395

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Biographical details:

Sharon Forman

 

Sharon photoSharon is currently working as a project archivist at Warwickshire County Record Office, despite living halfway between Nottingham and Derby (never ask about her commute).  She qualified as a archivist in 2019 after completing the distance learning course with Dundee University, having previously worked in newspapers, television and the NHS.  In her spare time she is a keen gardener and tries to grow all her own vegetables with varying degrees of success.

 

Benjamin Longden

Benjamin Longden

 

Benjamin is currently working as a Cataloguing Archivist at Sheffield Archives. The project is to catalogue South Yorkshire Police records relating to the Miners’ Dispute 1984 – 1985. Previously he has worked as the Collections Officer at Northamptonshire Archives and before that as the Senior Archive Assistant at Sheffield Archives. He qualified as an archivist in 2014 after completing the distance learning course with Aberystwyth University.

He enjoys living in Derbyshire, walking and reading. He also struggles to remind himself that The Archers and Game of Thrones are fictional (which he also realises is a strange combination).

 

 

 

 

Sarah Colborne

Sarah ColborneAlthough a 'West Midlandser' by birth, Sarah has lived in Nottingham since starting at university there in 1994. After several years of running a business designing and manufacturing space-inspired clothing, she returned to the University of Nottingham to volunteer as an archives assistant. She qualified as an archivist in 2010 after studying via distance learning, and has finally been made a permanent member of staff at Manuscripts and Special Collections. She still likes futuristic fashion but doesn't get out much any more.

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Nield

StephStephanie is a charity archivist working at the archive of disability charity Leonard Cheshire. She qualified as an archivist in 2005 after many years working as a medical records clerk for the NHS. Since then she has worked in universities and government and even had a spell of being self-employed. She tweets as @archivesteph about all things archival and historical, with the occasional garden thrown in for good measure. Happy to be contacted about the kind of training offer you would like to see from ARA.

 

 

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