Notice of Meetings

First Steps in Archives – Thursday, 28th November 2019

Elementary training for those with responsibility for records and archives within a religious context but who are not from an archives or records management background.

The workshop, provided by the Religious Archives Group in association with The National Archives, will offer basic guidance on collecting policies, retention, arranging and cataloguing, and storage and packaging. Subjects covered include collecting ; arrangement ; description ; storage ; collection care and access. It is a useful and practical day, and should leave attendees feeling confident to go back to their institution and tackle their archives! More information about similar sessions run in the past is available on the Religious Archives Group website at

When: 10.30am to 4pm
Where: College of the Nazarene, Dene Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2GU
Course leaders: Dr Tim Powell (Senior Adviser on Independent Archives, The National Archives) & Norman James (Chair of the Religious Archives Group)
Price: £30 for non-members and £20 for members (including tea, coffee and lunch)
Optional Accommodation: Discounted rooms (£65 B&B) are available via ABTAPL at the nearby Britannia Country House Hotel in Didsbury

To book your place please contact  Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!