About the Society
Membership of the DC Simpson Society is open to any former CR member of at least three years in post and all qualifying leaving staff will be invited to join the Society. Membership is entirely voluntary and will be on an opt-in basis; people may opt in or out at any time. In the (rare) case of potentially unsuitable members, the School or CR President may exercise a right of veto.
The Society is run by its members, not by the School. It will from time to time elect a Convenor, who may invite others to assist or set up a committee if he or she wishes. John Arthur has kindly agreed to be the first Convenor.
Regional subgroups will be established if there is sufficient geographical concentration of members and if subgroup convenors can be identified. Those currently in existence are London, SE England, SW England, Welsh Borders, Central England; others may emerge.
The CR President will be the designated link between the CR and the Society. The President may co-opt interested assistance as necessary. The CR Secretary will maintain an email list of members and will be responsible for sending out communications, all of which must go through the School system.
Approximately twice a year (Christmas and summer) the Convenor will contact CR and subgroup representatives to discuss any news, etc. The Convenor will then compose a newsletter for the membership and send to the CR Secretary for dissemination.
The Society will be sensitive to GPDR legislation: members will not by default have access to each other’s contact details. Email addresses on the distribution list will be visible only to the CR Secretary, CR President and regional representatives. However, it is reasonable that members know who the others are, and to this effect a separate list of members will be maintained. Membership of a regional subgroup assumes willingness to share email addresses with others in the same subgroup. The mailing list may also be used as a way of issuing general invitations to such events as Gaudies, Big Commem, significant lectures, etc.
Join the Society
If you would like to join the Society and you meet the criteria above, please email to request membership, stating where you live (full address is not required) in order to help us to assign you, if possible, to a regional group. Alternatively, you may complete the form below: