I am pleased to announce that, at our AGM on 23rd April, we elected two new chairmen, who will share the post for a trial year.

Sandy Barrett, our visitor coordinator, will take over the everyday running of the branch and Jo Stimson, a previous vice chair and business woman, will provide support and new ideas. We wish them both every success in their new posts.

Brian Dickie, Director of Research Development for the Association, gave a very encouraging and enlightening talk on the latest developments in research.

I should like to thank everyone for all your support over my 8 year stint as chair.