Archive Learning and Higher Education (presented by ALES) – Jennifer Hunt

Jennifer outlines ALES’ upcoming event in January, this event is now fully booked but if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email us at

Held at the London Irish Centre on 27th January (9:30am-4:30pm), this event will offer talks from speakers sharing their experiences of using archives to promote and facilitate teaching in higher education.

The day will consist of eight papers from:

Jacqueline Winston-Silk, Curator, Archives & Special Collections Centre, and Georgina Orgill, Assistant Manager, ASCC & Stanley Kubrick Archivist, University of the Arts London. Jacqueline will be talking about ‘Creative teaching with archives & objects at University of the Arts London’.

Dr Katrina Legg, Assistant Archivist, Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University will be giving a paper on ‘Working with others to validate and increase the use of archives within undergraduate learning and teaching’.

Alison Harvey, Archivist, Cardiff University Special Collections and Archives will present ‘Finding our place: practical and professional perspectives on teaching with archives’.

Dayna Miller, Archivist, Kingston University Archives and Special Collections will be talking about ‘From Fading Stones to Grace Kelly’s Eyes: Kingston University Archive meets the weird and wonderful world of BA Graphic Design’.

Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones, Senior Lecturer in History, Liverpool John Moores University will present her paper ‘Partner in the Archive: Historians and Archivists coming together through teaching’

Aisling Keane, Digital Archivist, James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland presenting ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’, or Reflections on 5 Years of Teaching History Undergraduates about Archives.

Kevin Linch, Associate Professor of Modern History, University of Leeds, and Vicky Grindrod, Archivist, West Yorkshire Archive Service talking about ‘Engaging students with archives: West Yorkshire Archives and the University of Leeds partnership’.

Ruth Cammies, University Archivist, The Open University and Gabi Kent, Lecturer in Knowledge Exchange, School of Social Sciences and Global Studies, The Open University presenting ‘Time to Think: Utilising a unique oral history collection for OU teaching and knowledge exchange’.

A sandwich lunch will be provided at this event.

For further information please visit the event page

We look forward to meeting some of you there, but if you can’t make it, we will be posting a write up on the event on our blog for the benefit of those who are unable to attend.



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