The Archives & Records Association both holds and participates in many events throughout the year. Below you will see our complete programme of regional and themed training events with booking details

Archives and Learning for All: Engaging Diverse Communities
Jan 29

Archives and Learning for All: Engaging Diverse Communities


  • 40 places available.  Book here to reserve a place priority will be given to ARA members.


    Please be aware that refreshments can be purchased on the premises, but there will be no event catering available.

     9.30 Registration

    10.00 Alexandra Healey, ALES Chair, Project Archivist, Newcastle University Special Collections

    Welcome and introduction to the event

    10.10 Vicky Price, Special Collections Education Coordinator, UCL Special Collections.

    Vicky will discuss the development of an education and outreach strategy and the relationship developments and management requirements to get the right foundations in place.

    10.40 Paul Dudman, Archivist, University of East London

    ‘Archives, Activism and Action: Participatory Cultural Heritage and Hidden Voices – the Role of Civic Engagement in Enhancing Archives?’

    Paul’s talk will consider the university’s experiences of running multiple civic engagement projects with the archival collections at the University of East London.

    11.10 Symeon Ververidis, Development Officer, London Metropolitan Archives.

    ‘On Their Terms’

    Symeon will provide an overview of how LMA has been engaging with local community groups over the years, highlighting some specific projects: Speak out London, The BME LGBTQ+ Haringey History Project and Layers of London project.

    12.00 Lunch can be purchased on the premises.

    13.00 Caroline Bunce, Archive Education and Outreach Officer, M&S Company

    ‘Engaging a New Audience: Working with Home Education Groups’

    Caroline’s talk will explore how M&S has engaged with home educated children.

    13.30 Helen Green, Archivist, Girlguiding Norfolk & Caroline Pantling, Heritage Service Manager, Scouts UK

     ‘Floating our ARC (Girlguiding Norfolk Archive Resource Centre) – bringing our guiding history to life’

    ‘#SkillsForLife: Creating links with the Scout programme’

    Helena and Caroline will present about lifelong learning, including supporting young people with informal learning for badges.

    14.10 Tea break

    14.30 Penny Allen, Adult Participation Manager, The Courtyard Hereford & Elizabeth Semper O’Keefe, Chief Archivist, Herefordshire Archives and Records Centre

    ‘Who lived in a house like this: creatively engaging care home residents’

    An interactive workshop showing the results of a pilot project working creatively with older people in a rural community, with an emphasis on participants with dementia. It will also explore the tools and training needed to replicate similar projects elsewhere.

    15.10 Julie Melrose, Archivist, Islington Local History Centre

    ‘Lost Trades of Islington: a collaborative and cross-general project’

    Julie’s talk will focus on the benefits and challenges of three large organisations working collaboratively on a cross-disciplinary and cross-generational heritage project ‘Lost Trades of Islington’.

    15.40 Panel discussion – practical tips for lifelong learning

    Led by Alexandra Healey, speakers will include:

    Dr Christopher Hilton, Head of Archive and Library, Britten-Pears Foundation & Dr Philip Coward, Regional Education Manager, WEA

    The panel discussion will consider the challenges and opportunities for involvement in lifelong learning by archive services. It will compare the real-life experiences of the participants, with the goal of identifying practical approaches.

    16.30 Close

  • Category
    ARA Events
  • Date & Time
    Jan 29 2019 at 09:30 AM - Jan 29 2019 at 04:30 PM
  • Location & full address
    London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB
  • Event Admins
    Lorraine Logan