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Commonwealth Studies Research Day

Senate House Library will be holding a Commonwealth Studies Research Day on Tuesday 14th November 2017 which is intended for researchers ranging from undergraduates to PhD students and academics. There will be presentations on the Library’s anti-apartheid collections and Nigerian pamphlets and the opportunity to discuss research topics with specialist library and academic staff. The event is free but booking is essential. For further information see

Empire through the Lens – exhibition in Bristol

An exhibition has opened at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery displaying a selection of photographs and film relating to the British Empire and Commonwealth. The items come from the vast collection of images held at Bristol Archives and the selection has been made by 27 individuals, including artists, historians and relatives of the photographers, to showcase different aspects of the collection. The exhibition runs until 31 August 2018 and further information can be seen at



(UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa)


The 2017 AGM will be held at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW, at 1.30p.m. on Monday 11th September 2017 during the annual conference, ”Document to Digital: How does Digitisation Aid African Research?’.


1. Approval of the Minutes of the 54th AGM (posted on our website )

2. Report of the Chair 2016/2017 (Lucy McCann).

3. Financial Statement and approval of audited accounts (Alison Metcalfe).

Appointment of auditor

4. Appointment of Officers and Committee.

The following nominations have been received:


Chair – Lucy McCann, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Secretary – Sarah Rhodes, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Treasurer – Alison Metcalfe, National Library of Scotland

Editor – Terry Barringer (individual member)

Web manager – Jenni Skinner (African Studies Library, Cambridge)

Programme secretary – Dan Gilfoyle, The National Archives

Development officer – [vacant]



Laurence Byrne, Senate House Library (elected 2016)

Pat Hewitt, Robert Sainsbury Library, University of East Anglia (elected 2016)

Barbara Spina (individual member) (elected 2015)

Nicky Sugar (Bristol Record Office)



Marion Wallace, The British Library

Dawn Wright, SOAS Library


ASAUK reps: Stephanie Kitchen, International African Institute, and Toby Green, King’s College London.

5. Nomination of Peter Limb as an honorary member of SCOLMA

6. Any other business


Secretary:  Sarah Rhodes, Email