IASH's long-serving Secretary, Donald Ferguson, is leaving IASH after 19 years. He has been the first point of contact for over 750 Fellows in that time, assisting with their research needs and providing a friendly face throughout their stays in Edinburgh. As well as looking after the building and our visitors, Donald also indulged his passion for music by singing with Dr Elizabeth Ford on the recording of Edinburgh's Musick Club, and helped Dr Karina Williamson develop her digital archive on Bryan Edwards. The staff, Fellows and alumnae/i will miss him greatly, and wish him all the best for the future.
It's been such a privilege and pleasure to be part of the IASH community, and to meet so many wonderful people. Thank you all.
In this time of great change, I have taken advantage of an offer of Voluntary Severance to retire early from the University, and now I hope to do a variety of different things with the rest of my working life. I'm always glad to hear from any former Fellows or colleagues, please click here for my Gmail.
May IASH flourish!