British Educational Research Association (BERA)

Scope and Content

This collection contains: minutes of Executive Council, 1974-1980; Nominations minutes,1975-1980, 1982; Executive elections, 1982; Annual General Meetings,1980 1981-1983; Next meeting minutes; Executive council, 1982; Council meeting; Membership records including correspondence and membership files, subscriptions, lists, forms; conference papers, 1974-1993. Other papers include general correspondence, 1980, 1984; Publications Committee correspondence and files; inaugural correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1977; miscellaneous files; treasurership; publications and newsletters; overseas links; financial papers including bank statements, accounts, subscriptions etc; papers of Planning committee, 1974; Executive meetings, 1974 and 1975; Council papers,1976-1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Educational Research Association was founded in 1974 and by 2002 had over 1000 full members and, through its Associated Societies, was in contact with at least 1000 other people engaging in educational research. It was governed by an Executive Council which reported once a year to a General Meeting of members. In the United Kingdom it was among the founders of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.

Reference: 'Notes for Newcomers' ( Accessed July 2002.


An interim box list is available. The initial deposits are in boxes 1-24; 1997 deposit, box 25; 2005 deposit, boxes 26-27; 2006 deposit boxes 28-38.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquired in a series of deposits between 1985 and 2006.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.