Our Regional Officers with contact details are listed below. Please feel free to make contact with any queries.
The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Long Street, Wigston Magna LE18 2AH
Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, CV34 4JS
Communications Officer (Website Co-ordinator/Minutes)
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham, King's Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR
tel: 0115 9514565
Leonard Cheshire, Archive Centre, Newlands House, Main Street, Netherseal, South Derbyshire, DE12 8DA
tel: 01283 763951
New Members Representative
Sheffield Archives,52 Shoreham Street,Sheffield S1 4SP
tel: 0114 2039395
Sharon 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 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).
Although 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 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.