CAS Conservation Workshop

Date

Thursday 28th March 2019

Topic

Water damage: Dealing with water damaged papers after a disaster

Trainer

Sue Hourigan, Senior Conservator,

Berkshire Record Office

Place

Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading,
Berkshire, RG1 6AF

Time

2 to 5pm, to be confirmed

Cost

£35 members, £37 non-members

Booking

Please send a cheque made payable to Catholic Archives Society to the treasurer, Mr Jim Hughes, 12 Holburn Terrace, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE40 3DQ

Further information

Annaig Boyer, annaigboyer@hotmail.com

CAS Visit August 2019

Visit to Dublin, 12th – 17th August 2019

There are plans for a CAS visit to archives in Dublin and Co. Kildare in August 2019.  The visit will begin in the afternoon of 12th August and end in the late afternoon of Friday 16th August.

The programme is not yet finalised but is likely to include visits to the Dublin Diocesan Archives, the Dominican Archives Cabra, the Irish National Archives, the Irish Architectural Archive, the Dublin Military Archive, the Chester Beatty Library, Clongowes Wood College and Maynooth. 

Accommodation will be bed and breakfast at Maynooth College, Co. Kildare. Participants must make their own travel and insurance arrangements.  The visit will begin and end at Maynooth.

The cost should be no more than £380.  This will cover accommodation, coach hire and administrative costs but not lunch and evening meals. 

If you would like to come, please send a deposit of £60 as a cheque payable to the Catholic Archives Society to Sr Benignus O’Brien, Langdale House, 42 Petitor Road, Torquay, Devon TQ1 4QF.  This will be returned minus a small administrative charge if the visit does not go ahead.

If you would like further details, to see the draft programme or to express your interest, please contact:

Paul Shaw, 020 8568 7305, paul.shaw@psmgs.org.uk

GDPR Training

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS TRAINING DAY

 Date

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Speakers

Susan Healy, former Information Policy Consultant and Data Protection Officer, The National Archives: GDPR and Archives

Father Kristian Paver, Diocese of Plymouth: Archives: their Canonical Context and the Impact of GDPR.

Place

The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS

Time

10.45 to 4.30 (approx.)

(10.15 arrival for tea/coffee)

Cost

£40 members, £45 non-members

Lunch included

Booking

Please send a cheque made out to Catholic Archives Society to the treasurer, Sr Benignus O’Brien, Langdale House, 42 Petitor Road, Torquay TQ1 4QF

Further information

Margaret Harcourt Williams, mm@harcourtwilliams.me.uk

 

Booking deadline

If you wish to attend the annual Catholic Archives Society conference you have one week before the booking deadline on 1 May 2018. Details for the conference including booking form can be found here.

If your booking is likely to be delayed please contact Sr Benignus as soon as possible to advise her of this as bookings will be dealt with in order of receipt. Her details can be found in the conference programme.

Paper Conservation Training Event

THE CATHOLIC ARCHIVES SOCIETY

Training afternoon, Friday 16th February 2018

Topic

Paper Conservation following a Disaster

Trainer

Sue Hourigan, Senior Conservator,

Berkshire Record Office

Place

Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6AF

Time

1pm to 5pm

Cost

£35 members. £37 non-members

Booking

Please send a cheque made out to the Catholic Archives Society to the treasurer, Sr Benignus O’Brien, Langdale House, 42 Petitor Road, Torquay TQ1 4QF

Further information

Margaret Harcourt Williams, mm@harcourtwilliams.me.uk

Upcoming training day in October

Catholic Archives Society Training

Herefordshire Archives and Record Centre

Monday 30 October 2017

1pm – 5pm

March’s successful training afternoon is being repeated in October.  As before, Richard Wade, HARC archivist, will speak about how to approach sorting, cataloguing and conservation.  He will cover preliminary sorting and listing, preparing a more detailed catalogue and basic preservation and conservation.

Richard will spend half the session looking at definitions, general principles, why archives are important and what to do when faced with an archive and half the session looking at practical matters such as what to keep and how to catalogue.

Part of the afternoon will be hands on and participants are welcome to bring some of their own material with them.

The cost is £26 to CAS members, £27 to non-members.  Please send a cheque payable to the Catholic Archives Society to the treasurer, Sr Benignus O’Brien, Langdale House, 42 Petitor Road, Torquay TQ1 4QF and/or contact mm@harcourtwilliams.me.uk for more information and if there is anything particular you would like covered.

Some comments from March delegates:

I think your speaker must be a born teacher/lecturer! He was excellent. And I don’t know how he managed such a marathon. He seemed to touch on everything in such an easy manner.

The speaker answered my questions fully.  I am now much clearer about what I should take into the archives

My volunteers feels he got a lot out of it and that it was very successful.


HARC is just outside Hereford at Rotherwas, HR2 6LA.  There is plenty of parking outside the building and two cafés nearby.

There are trains to Hereford from London via Reading and Oxford and from Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester and taxis outside the station.