BFSS Archives Annual Report 2024

A visit by the direct descendants of Joseph Lancaster Ricardo, Francisco and Rodrigo Lopez-Portillo y Lancaster-Jones to the Archive was one of our highlights

We are pleased to present the eleventh British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) Archives Annual Impact Report 2024.

Among the many highlights to tell you about this year are:

  • Visit of Joseph Lancaster descendants (founder of the BFSS)
  • Conservation of Joseph Lancaster letters
  • New BFSS leaflet
  • 6,817 entries in the CALM archive catalogue
  • Instagram – brunel_archives_sc – posts

Over the past year, we have received 98 enquiries relating to the BFSS archives on a range of subjects, and welcomed six researchers, two of whom visited twice, to our Reading Room.

On a staffing note, we said goodbye to Sarah Trim-West and Poppy, Sarah’s Assistance Dog.

Published: 6 May 2024