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History

In 2003 the AGCAS History Project was proposed as a means of recording the early beginnings and subsequent developments of AGCAS and its predecessor, SCUAS. Early on in the discussions, it was decided that we would conduct two projects: one to form the basis of a formal historical record to result in a published book; and the other to collect less formal recollections and memories from as wide a range of AGCAS members as possible. The published history Reflections on Change 1967 – 2007, edited by Tony Butler and Margaret Dane, was launched at the AGCAS Biennial Conference in 2007.

Regarding the less formal recollections, it was agreed that both former and current AGCAS members would be asked for their personal memories of the organisation and their experiences within it. A pro forma was devised and circulated, but members were also encouraged to write in their own format if they preferred. We are indebted to Margaret Wallis for her work in collecting these. Over 30 former members responded. Read their recollections and comments here. In addition, a number of interviews were video-recorded and these DVDs are held in the AGCAS archive.



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