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Aug 152016

Care and Consideration Seminar

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

09:30am for 10:00am on Saturday 5th November 2016

This seminar is being held at the greatest railway museum in the world and home to the UK’s national rail collection and we will look at records and their preservation, copyright and children’s homes. There will be an opportunity over the lunch period to visit the Search Engine railway archive and library at NRM and on Friday November 4th an optional visit has been arranged to the Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, with a guided tour and document display at 1.30pm.

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09:30 – 10:00 Arrival: Registration and Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome to the Seminar – Jackie Depelle
10:15 – 11:15 Exploring the Retreat Archive – Dr Katherine Webb (Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York)
11:15 – 11:30 Comfort Break
11:30 – 12:30 Copyright – Help or Hindrance in the Electronic World – Rev. Graham Cornish, Copyright Consultant (The Copyright Circle)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
  (including opportunities to visit the museum galleries or attend a free talk with document display at 12.40 or 13.20 in The Search Engine)
14:00 – 15:00 Caring for Your Digital Records – Stefanie Davidson, Records Management, Collections and Digital Archives Co-ordinator (West Yorkshire Archive Service)
15:00 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 16:30

No Place Like Home – Researching Children’s Homes and Their Records – Peter Higginbotham

16:30 Close of Seminar
16.30 – 18.00 (Opportunity to visit the museum galleries before they close)


Applications to attend are welcome from Guild members, family historians, genealogists, and members of the general public having an interest in the subject matter.

The seminar cost including refreshments and buffet lunch is £22.50.

Free parking has been arranged at the venue for seminar delegates.

If you will be travelling by train the Railway Museum is just a few minutes (half mile) walk from York station but please contact us if you will need a lift from the station.

Places are limited to 30 for the optional Friday visit to the Borthwick Institute for Archives for a guided tour with document display at 1.30pm (for which a nominal charge will be made) and 2 groups of 15 for the free Saturday lunchtime talk in The Search Engine ; if you would like a place on either of these options please email once you have made your booking for the actual seminar.

We would like to ensure that any delegate with a disability can participate fully in this event.  Anyone with any special requirements should telephone the Guild Help Desk on 0800 011 2182 or email

An accommodation listing, including details of a Friday evening meal, is available here.

Joining instructions are available here.


To book on this seminar, you can use our our online form¹ in any of three ways:

  • Book online and pay online via PayPal or credit card;
  • For Guild members, book online and pay by direct bank transfer through your bank, quoting the reference number on the form (this is the method which represents the least cost to the Guild);
  • Fill in the booking form online, then print it and send it through the post with your cheque.

Alternatively, you can download our booking form flyer, which can be printed, filled-in, and posted, with a cheque to:
Alan Moorhouse, [Seminar Bookings], 8 Strachans Close, STROUD, Gloucestershire, GL5 3EB.

Bookings close on 23rd October 2016. All bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions, on or shortly after this date.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the Guild HelpDesk on 0800 011 2182, or by email from

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