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The Notice of the Annual General Meeting and relevant paperwork has been sent out to Members. For those in the UK this was included in the package that contained the new Companion but for overseas members it was sent separately a week earlier. ** Text updated 19 November with Trustee Reports**
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By coincidence yesterday I found myself driving past the entrance to Bishop Grosseteste University ....
Members will not be surprised to learn that the Trustees have accepted the inevitable and are sad to announce that the 2020 Annual Meeting planned for 4-6 September 2020 in Aldeburgh has had to be postponed (until 3-5 September 2021). Read more
It's that time of year again when the PCS Post Graduate Bursary Scheme winner is announced. This year we have two successful students, Anna Richardson and Stephen Hickson. For short biopics and the titles of their dissertations .... Read more
I wonder how quickly 'social distancing' will make it to the OED new words list. What other words are appearing in our vocabulary in these strange times and what can we do now we are confined to quarters? UPDATED! Read more