Well, it has been quite some time since we have had any activity here! Kathryn, who previously wrote here, has moved on to a new post at London School of Economics (you can see what she is up to at the LSE Archives here). As was mentioned, plans have been in the works for the continuation of NUWT projects now that Kathryn has completed the very impressive task of cataloguing the collection.
The Archive Team submitted a successful bid to The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and their ‘Your Heritage’ grant will allow for the creation of an engagement project which aims to open up the NUWT archive to new audiences.
My name is Alix Hall, and as the new Project Officer in Education Outreach, I will be leading a year long project to create opportunities for students and community groups to access the NUWT archive in meaningful ways. I will be working alongside the archivists to create resources, programmes, and workshops for school children, teachers, family historians, local historians, young people, adult learners, and the local community.
With previous experience as a classroom teacher and museum educator, I am looking forward to all of the projects we’re hoping to implement in the next year with this inspiring collection… If you have any questions or thoughts about how the NUWT collection will be used to engage new audiences, please feel free to get in touch at Alexandra.Hall@ioe.ac.uk.
I am reviving Kathryn’s blog, so you can follow our adventures in education, outreach, and the NUWT here!