The Association’s eight Sections organise annual programmes of events focused on their special interests. Occasional symposia, exhibitions and concerts are arranged; and Sections may also undertake projects which give amateur members the opportunity to work alongside professional colleagues, should they wish to do so. Project results are published in the Transactions or on this website (see the reports from the Buildings Section, for instance). No specialist knowledge is required to join a Section – just a keen interest in the subject.

The links below lead to pages giving full details of each Section:

See the Events page for details of all programmed events including those arranged by the Sections.
See also: Branches

The Association also supports two independent Recorders

Recorder of Dialect & Folklore

Dr Jonathan Roper (email:

Recorder of Mammals

Rodney Hale (email: