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SCOLMA AGM – agenda

The 2016 AGM  of SCOLMA (the UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa) will be held in the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT, at 1.50p.m. on Tuesday 6th September 2016 during the annual conference, ‘”African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare’.


  1. Approval of the Minutes of the 53rd AGM (posted on our website ).
  1. Report of the Chair 2015/2016 (Lucy McCann).
  1. Financial Statement and approval of audited accounts (Alison Metcalfe).

Appointment of auditor.

  1. 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)

Development officer – Catherine Robertson, University of Birmingham Library

Web manager – Marilyn Glanfield (individual member)

Programme secretary – Dan Gilfoyle, The National Archives



Laurence Byrne, Senate House Library

Pat Hewitt, Robert Sainsbury Library, University of East Anglia

Barbara Spina (individual member) (elected 2015)

Marion Wallace, The British Library (elected 2014)

Dawn Wright, SOAS Library (elected 2014)


ASAUK reps: Ranka Primorac, University of Southampton, Stephanie Kitchen, International African Institute, and Toby Green, King’s College London.


  1. Nomination of John Pinfold as an honorary member of SCOLMA
  1. Any other business


Secretary:  Terry Barringer, Email

New Photograph and Film Collections available at Bristol Record Office

Bristol Record Office is undertaking a project to audit the photographic and film collections which it received from the former British Empire and Commonwealth Museum and to catalogue a selection of them. A number of collections, covering over 6,500 photographs and 70 films and including material on Africa, are now available for research. The catalogue for photographs is at and the catalogue for films at . More catalogues will be added as the project continues until October 2017.

40th Anniversary of Soweto Uprising

16th June 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the uprising by Soweto school students which inspired an international movement against apartheid. ‘Remember Soweto’ is a symposium being held at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedord Way, London WC1, 5-8pm on 16th June, where former student activists, historians and journalists will reflect on the domestic and regional importance of the uprising and its legacy today ( On 18th June the ‘Spirit of Soweto: racism and rebellion 40 years on’ conference will be held at the Barbara Strang Teaching Centre, Newcastle University NE1 7RU, 11am-5pm, to learn from South Africa’s experience in nourishing anti-racist and international solidarity movements in 2016 (