> INFORMAL (NON-THREATENING) BASIC SURVEY OF CELTIC-L INTERESTS / READERS
> 1. ARE YOU ONE OF OUR 'CELTIC CULTURALISTS' WHO ARE WORKING IN THIS FIELD?
> Please tell us about your formal CELTIC connections -- eg.
1)I am the Celtic Studies specialist on the staff of the John
Rylands University Library of Manchester. I look after and maintain
the book collecions, assist researchers etc. John Rylands is
particularly famous for its Irish collections, including
important manuscripts and early printed books.
2)I am also one of a team of lecturers who offer a three-year extra-
mural course in Celtic Studies. Also I am involved in
organising/teaching other Extra-Mural short courses and summer
schools in Celtic Studies and Irish Studies.
3)I am doing a postgraduate thesis on the work of the Irish poet,
4)I am secretary of the Manchester Irish Education Group: amongst
its aims is the promotion of Irish studies at all levels in the
Education system, from primary schools to adult classes. We too run
evening classes in Celtic/Irish studies.
2. ARE YOU ONE OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THIS FAMILY -- eg. >
5)Through membership of societies and the "Celtic grapevine" I know a
lot of people working in the field. Celtic-L has added to this total,
and I am always delighted to "meet" more people, and disseminate
queries/information. I often print out postings off the list and
forward them to interested colleagues!
I'm always interested to hear about forthcoming conferences/meetings.
One thing I would like. Many people sign their names without giving
any information about WHERE they are. (Unless you can decipher the e-
mail address codes, which I seldon can). One of the fascinations of a
list like this is knowing how international a group we are; so it
would be nice if everyone gave at least the city or country they are
in. I shall try to set a good example by doing so from now on!
John Rylands University Library of Manchester. (U.K.)