CAS Conservation Workshop


Thursday 28th March 2019


Water damage: Dealing with water damaged papers after a disaster


Sue Hourigan, Senior Conservator,

Berkshire Record Office


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


2 to 5pm, to be confirmed


£35 members, £37 non-members


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,

Excel for Archivist workshop

Dates have been confirmed for next year’s Excel for Archivists courses in Oxford:

Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019

Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May 2019

Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 December 2019

In each case the first date is the level one course,  Essential techniques for listing archives using Excel and the second is level two, Data improvement and data migration.  At both levels, the emphasis is on practical exercises based on genuine archive lists and catalogues.  The courses can be taken separately or as a pair, but it is strongly recommend attending level one before level two.

To BOOK, contact the Oxford University IT centre at

For a SUMMARY of the course content, go to

For MORE information, contact Gillian Sheldrick on

Training day: Wellbeing in the Workplace

Archives and Records Association‘s Preservation and Conservation Group is pleased to announce a training day to be held at Berkshire Record Office in Reading UK on 5th November 2018 10:30-15:30. The day will cover both physical and emotional elements of wellbeing in the workplace with talks and practical exercises from a Conservator, a Personal Trainer and a Stress Management and Relaxation Specialist. The day is open to any interested parties and will end with a tour of the Conservation Studio.

Places are £40 for ARA members and £50 for non-members (lunch not included). To see the full programme and to book a place please visit the training page on the ARA website or follow link below.

Exploiting Data-Demonstrating Impact training

A few places are remaining for the upcoming Exploiting Data – Demonstrating Impact training course, being delivered by Heidi Bellamy in Birmingham.
Event Details
30th October 2018 10am – 4:15pm
The Priory Rooms Bull Street Birmingham B4 6AF
Why should you attend?
Whether trying to win support for your archive or developing a strategic plan it is crucial to use evidence, to compellingly demonstrate the impact of your service; this course will introduce a framework that will help you measure the impact of your work and demonstrate the difference you are making both internally and externally, this will include using data that you already have at your fingertips. The second half of the course will focus on using this approach and other evidence to inform strategic decisions and build an evidence base to advocate for your service and influence decision makers.
This course will introduce a framework that will help you measure the impact of your work/projects and demonstrate the difference you are making.
The second half of the course will focus on using this approach and other evidence to inform strategic decisions and build an evidence base to advocate for your service and influence decision makers.
Who is it for?
This course is for everyone working in the archive sector including, public, independent and voluntary organisations, HE, businesses and all others with an interest in preserving our national heritage, supporting our information economy and strengthening the culture sector.
This course is particularly suited to those who have strategic planning, influencing, direction setting within their job description.
Learning objectives:
Introduce and explain the Logic Model, so that you have a robust framework you can use to measure the outcomes of your work against.
Understand where you can draw data from and how to use it (CIPFA stats, PSQG data, Google analytics, SCONUL Annual Library Statistics, Taking Part). It will also help you identify which other sources of data are most useful for your organisation.
Give you the confidence to demonstrate value and accountability to your wider organisation, partners, potential funders and the public.
Understand how using an evidence based approach can enhance planning, advocacy and fundraising.
Course preparation:
Please bring your corporate or organisational plan and service plan, as these will be useful for the practical exercise linked to the morning session on the Outcomes Framework.  You are encouraged to familiarise yourself with this resource in advance.
To be delivered by:
Heidi Bellamy Culture First
Heidi is experienced in strategic planning and policy development, she has an MA in Cultural Leadership and is an Associate Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.  Heidi is also a recognised Shared Service Practitioner SS(PRAC) and is equipped with a range of tools and techniques to drive forward and support collaboration.
Catering:          A light lunch will be provided, please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance.

GDPR Training



Tuesday 2nd October 2018


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.


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


10.45 to 4.30 (approx.)

(10.15 arrival for tea/coffee)


£40 members, £45 non-members

Lunch included


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,