Our first patron: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch

Professor Diarmaid MacCullochWe are thrilled to confirm that Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch has agreed to be patron of the Suffolk Archives Foundation. Diarmaid grew up in Suffolk and is one of the world’s leading religious historians. He is Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford and a prize-winning author, having written extensively on Tudor England. He has presented a number of popular history programmes on the BBC and received a knighthood in January 2012 for services to scholarship. We are very grateful to Diarmaid for lending his support to the Foundation, and look forward to working with him as our campaign takes shape.

BBC Radio Suffolk – new monthly feature

BBC Radio SuffolkOn Monday 13th February Suffolk Record Office’s Bridget Hanley and project coordinator Amy Rushton took part in the first instalment of a monthly feature about ‘The Hold’ and Suffolk Record Office on Lesley Dolphin’s afternoon show; broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk.

They talked animatedly with Lesley about the Record Office, Mapping Suffolk’s Stories, ‘The Hold’ and the Suffolk Archives Foundation.

This is to become a regular feature at 1.30pm on the second Monday of every month.