Thursday, 11 December 2014

Annual Reunion 2015

We hope to see as many members as possible at The Friends Reunion 2015. It will be held on Sunday 15 February 2015 at the Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire.

You will have received your booking form with your Islands News this week. If you haven't received it yet, it may be worth checking that your membership hasn't lapsed, and that the WTSWW have your current address if you have moved since the last time you received one. If you are receiving this update and haven't officially joined the Friends (click here to find out how), now is the time, and you can then book in to join us on this fun and interesting day...

(Draft agenda, subject to change)
10.30am Arrival, tea and coffee
11am Welcome by Renate Thome, chair
11.05am Update from Sarah Kessell, CEO WTSWW
11.15am Skomer Year by Jason, Skomer Assistant Warden
11.45am Skokholm Year by Giselle and Richard, Skokholm Wardens
12.15pm TBA
12:45pm Delicious buffet lunch
1.45pm Raffle
1.55pm AGM
2.10pm Manx Shearwater Navigation by Ollie Padget, Oxford University
2.40pm Guillemot Social Behaviour by Elspeth Kenny, Sheffield University
3pm Archive Project by Steve Sutcliffe and Carol Collins
3.20pm TBA
3.50pm Summing up by Tim Healing
4pm Tea and cakes

If you need any further information, please contact us by email at

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Hello Friends of Skokholm and Skomer
All of you should by now have received your newsletters. If you are reading this and it has not arrived please get in touch so we can make sure you are on our list. Reunion on the 15th February don't forget to book.

Today I want to tell you about the training day we had on Tuesday for the Skokholm Archive project. Anna Sutcliffe arranged the day with the National Library of Wales and the People's Collection an organisation which has an archive of pictures relating to the history of Wales. They came to train some 14 people to learn to scan pictures and slides and to upload them on their website. This offers the Archive project a lot of possibilities for storing some of our pictures and for  creating stories and collections relating to Skokholm. Admire the deep concentration of the trainees learning new skills.

and check out the website for yourselves from this link