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					BSA Auto/Biography Established: 1992 Number of members: 130 Expenditure: 5323.00 Income: 5052.00 2007 was another important year for the Study Group. Several notable study group events were held during the year including the annual summer residential conference which was held for the first time at Trinity College, University of Dublin, 20 papers were presented on the theme of ‘Empathy in Auto/Biography’. The second Phil Salmon Memorial Lecture was given by Dr Ronit Lentin (Trinity College). A day conference was held at the Institute of Education, London in December on ‘Disordered Lives: Problems in the Life Course’ and attracted a large number of participants. In addition to the above the study group held, with the Centre for Biography and Education at the University of Southampton, a number of workshops and seminars aimed at postgraduate students and research training provision. The Study Group is pleased to announce that in June it will be publishing, through Clio Publishing, the first of what will be annual Yearbooks. These will be high quality hardbacks of 75,000 words containing some of the best, original articles in the area of auto/biography produced in the preceding year. The Auto/Biography Yearbook under the editorship of Andrew Sparkes will contribute to raising the national and international profile of the study group and the BSA. Convenor contact details: Dr Gill Clarke Centre for Biography and Education School of Education University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ Tel. + 44 (0) 2380 592977 Fax. + 44 (0) 2380 593556 'Dates for your Diary' Name of event: BSA Auto/Biography Annual Conference ~ Secrets, Gaps and Absences in Auto/Biography Date of event: Thursday 10 July - Saturday 12 July 2008 Event venue: University of Leicester. Email / web address: Name of event: BSA Auto/Biography Day Conference ~ Keeping up Appearances: Dress and Auto/Biography Date of event: 15 or 16 December 2008 Event venue: British Library (tbc), London

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